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(News.com.au)   U.S. National Park Service selling chunks of Alcatraz instead of paying to have it hauled off   (news.com.au) divider line 40
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2003-07-01 04:33:32 PM
I proposed in the yard at Alcatraz. My reasoning was to give her a rock on the rock (well that, and the whole prison theme.) It'll be 12 years in October.
 
2003-07-01 04:57:11 PM
Cool, can I buy the piece of rebar that "the rocket man" was impaled on?
 
2003-07-01 04:58:45 PM
Thales, 25 points for you.
 
2003-07-01 05:02:08 PM
I'd like to get a piece of the rock.
 
2003-07-01 05:52:35 PM
He's ready for a piece of the Rock!
 
2003-07-01 08:18:48 PM
What limited vision I have. Somehow "Alcatraz" just doesn't come to mind when I think "National Park".
 
2003-07-01 11:25:18 PM
I want a piece of the Bird Man's poo-stained pigeon pad.
 
2003-07-01 11:25:39 PM
I'll take Steve Vai's foot, Yngwie Malmsteen's nose, and Graham Bonnett's shades.
 
2003-07-01 11:25:49 PM
I hope all of that VX haas cleared out.
 
2003-07-01 11:26:14 PM
I just have to point out...this is a case of a government agency coming up with a creative, cost effective solution to a problem.

It's a cool idea and they're pricing them cheap enough that lots of people would buy them.
 
2003-07-01 11:27:19 PM
What's next Yogi Bear poop at Jellystone Park.
 
2003-07-01 11:30:56 PM
$5?

What a joke.
 
2003-07-01 11:33:19 PM
That's Jellostone Park...
 
2003-07-01 11:38:56 PM

Person who is selling pieces of Alcatraz for them:


 
2003-07-01 11:40:51 PM
I thought Native Americans owned Alcatraz...
 
2003-07-01 11:48:53 PM
which is why we are selling it..._
 
2003-07-01 11:51:02 PM
skinink, your pic reminded me of this:

 
2003-07-01 11:56:43 PM
the audio tour of that place creeped the hell out of me..

"and coming up to your right, 6 people were killed in a fight with guards"

*shudder*
 
2003-07-01 11:57:46 PM
flatulent child, I'm not talking Fat Albert and the Cosby kids, Yogi Bear and Jellystone (jelly) Park.
 
2003-07-01 11:59:02 PM
I was at Alcatraz two months ago when I was in San Francisco, the jail is alot smaller than I thought it was, but pretty cool to visit.
 
2003-07-02 12:00:28 AM
http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6674628%255E13762,00.html

holy stick. that article about the man who hasnt eaten for 8 years is crazy
 
2003-07-02 12:01:04 AM
Quick! Eddie Izzard quotes!
 
2003-07-02 12:02:24 AM
20 to 30 small chunks per day?

in 10,000 years, they might get rid of one building.
 
2003-07-02 12:05:45 AM
Hey, I was just there! Almost bought one too.
 
2003-07-02 12:09:10 AM
Cool, can I buy the piece of rebar that "the rocket man" was impaled on?

It was actually a chain-link fence pole. /pedant
 
2003-07-02 12:40:25 AM
I think the government deserves credit when it actually does something that makes sense. Turn a liability into an asset.
 
2003-07-02 12:54:52 AM
Kudos to dandamanfl for that Rock-y reference. I about spit my drink out lol.

Loomis
 
2003-07-02 01:16:53 AM
what works works...
 
SGF
2003-07-02 01:24:23 AM
Sean: Your best?!? Losers whine about their best. Winners go home a fark the prom queen.

Nick: Carla was the prom queen.

Sean: Really.....?
 
SGF
2003-07-02 01:26:53 AM
Sorry, and fark the prom queen...

/unsober
 
2003-07-02 01:42:23 AM
I bought a piece of the old Ohio Pen before they tore it down. It's sitting in my garden and it's always a conversation piece and gives me the chance to spin yarns to friends about escape attempts, murders, etc. from the pen. Anyone who digs history - or morbid stuff - will appreciate it.
 
2003-07-02 02:30:44 AM
You know, they could prolly charge like 9 bucks for peices of the World Trade Center.

/Just a thought.
 
2003-07-02 02:30:59 AM
I was at Alcatraz a few years back and they had this old guy signing books at a table, it turns out he was a double murdered who was finally released and he wrote a book about his time in alcatraz, and was at alcatraz signing the book.

Kinda weird.

but kinda cool.
 
2003-07-02 03:11:17 AM
Bump

I proposed in the yard at Alcatraz. My reasoning was to give her a rock on the rock (well that, and the whole prison theme.) It'll be 12 years in October.



Did you kill her? must be up for parole soon..
 
2003-07-02 03:44:05 AM
2003-07-01 11:25:18 PM Young_Fart


I want a piece of the Bird Man's poo-stained pigeon pad.


The "Bird Man" Actually never had any birds at Alcatraz...that was at a different prison.
 
2003-07-02 06:59:44 AM
When the Berlin Wall was knocked down circa 1991, stores (I remember Service Merchandise) were selling "pieces of the wall" for $25 or so. Most turned out to be bogus. A buddy of mine was in germany at the time and shipped home a box of rocks he picked up from the wall, for free (+ shipping, ebay flashback)
 
2003-07-02 07:55:49 AM
christ, no wonder alcatraz is breaking down. the WJPPPM (Wino/Junkie Pee Part Per Million) content in San Francisco's air is eating the stone alive. if they really want to do something helpful, turn the whole island into a giant urinal cake so San Francisco doesn't smell so assy.
 
2003-07-02 09:02:03 AM
san fransisco rocks
 
2003-07-02 10:47:33 AM
eh, the price is actually a little off in the article. It's $6.95 per boxed rock item. If you want a piece of the rock too, you can go to http://www.parksconservancy.org/savetherock/index.html

Sorry, I don't do HTML too well :p


Astetiks actually they only occupied the island for 19 months. They even offered to buy the island for the grand price of $24 in rememberance of history and the way they were treated by the "Great White Father".
 
2003-07-02 06:36:23 PM
Hey, now here's a money-making opportunity for anybody hanging around SF.

Step 1: buy one of the official rock kits. Take the educational brochure over to Kinkos annd make a thousand copies.

Step 2: head for the Alcatraz tour, wearing a knapsack. Load up the knapsack with chunks fo rock from "the rock". Head home and and set up your auction at EBay.

Step 3: profit


special hint: forget going on the farkin Alcatraz tour. Just walk around a demolition site south of Market Street and pickup all thhe concrete chunks you want.
 
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