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(Detroit Free Press)   If you can lose an object worth $10 million in your closet for 25 years, you've got too much damn money   (freep.com) divider line 34
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2014-06-08 07:49:51 AM  
I hope this is headline I hope I get 3 years after I die.  Hopefully by then people will understand the value of historic staplers and my collection of Hotchkiss and Star staplers will tour like Tut's sarcophagus.
 
2014-06-08 07:53:44 AM  
I hope I Iearn I hope English before I die.
 
2014-06-08 09:12:49 AM  

staplermofo: I hope I Iearn I hope English before I die.


Its too late, you're too far gone, embrace the confusion!
 
2014-06-08 09:14:59 AM  
Not too much money subby, either forgot about it or didn't want to part with it.  And it sounds like typical Detroit, keep back the valuables and let everything else run down into the crapper.

/she said it could be sold over her dead body.
 
2014-06-08 09:16:02 AM  
I'm one of those people who got killed trying to get that $0.75 out of the well.
 
2014-06-08 09:17:01 AM  
I found a Beatin' Barack toy that jerks off its plastic penis when you wind it up in the back of my closet. Anyone got Christie's number?
 
2014-06-08 09:24:18 AM  

lack of warmth: Not too much money subby, either forgot about it or didn't want to part with it.  And it sounds like typical Detroit, keep back the valuables and let everything else run down into the crapper.

/she said it could be sold over her dead body.


FTFA: had been in a closet of Huguette Clark for about 25 years, reports NBC News.

No, trust me, she had WAY too much damn money. Look her up. Old-school copper fortune heiress. I followed the story when NBC started searching for her several years ago.
 
2014-06-08 09:25:23 AM  
Stratowhovius?!
 
2014-06-08 09:26:47 AM  
Is there really such a thing as "too much money"?
 
2014-06-08 09:30:37 AM  

staplermofo: I hope I Iearn I hope English before I die.


Being comprehensible could be so boring. Imagine if Meow said the dog learnt English.
 
2014-06-08 09:30:41 AM  

KrustyKitten: Is there really such a thing as "too much money"?


Only when other people have it.
 
2014-06-08 09:31:59 AM  

KrustyKitten: Is there really such a thing as "too much money"?


Somebody hasn't been hit in the face with a sock holding $20 in nickels.
 
2014-06-08 09:36:38 AM  
Or crazy.
 
2014-06-08 09:44:35 AM  
Important point: This article isn't about the expensive violin. It is a story about two other articles about the violin.
 
2014-06-08 09:46:24 AM  
... Or, you know, a really big closet.
 
2014-06-08 09:46:43 AM  
He is as rotten a human being as can be found anywhere under the flag; he is a shame to the American nation, and no one has helped to send him to the Senate who did not know that his proper place was the penitentiary, with a ball and chain on his legs. To my mind he is the most disgusting creature that the republic has produced since Tweed's time. Mark Twain's quote about her father made while he was still alive. He was one of the 50 richest Americans ever.
 
2014-06-08 09:50:08 AM  

OscarTamerz: He is as rotten a human being as can be found anywhere under the flag; he is a shame to the American nation, and no one has helped to send him to the Senate who did not know that his proper place was the penitentiary, with a ball and chain on his legs. To my mind he is the most disgusting creature that the republic has produced since Tweed's time. Mark Twain's quote about her father made while he was still alive. He was one of the 50 richest Americans ever.


I wonder how he really felt about the guy.
 
2014-06-08 09:50:25 AM  

Nidiot: staplermofo: I hope I Iearn I hope English before I die.

Being comprehensible could be so boring. Imagine if Meow said the dog learnt English.


Wow, do you mean like "when a cat goes meow".
that really it is saying, "hey, the dog has learnt english"
Meanwhile the cat knows that the dog won't let on.
 
2014-06-08 10:16:58 AM  
I doubt it was "lost". It was hidden in the back of the closet, like a old-timey porn collection.

/hoping my old Hustlers are worth $10 million some day.
 
2014-06-08 10:20:59 AM  

Bareefer Obonghit: I found a Beatin' Barack toy that jerks off its plastic penis when you wind it up in the back of my closet. Anyone got Christie's number?


Don't know.  It's a New Jersey area code, anyway.
 
2014-06-08 10:26:37 AM  
Analysis of the wood's ring growths confirms that the violin is legit.

That Strad is totally legit, bro!
 
2014-06-08 10:32:15 AM  
The family built this amazing mansion on the California coast but Hugette stopped going there after her mother died in the 50s. However she still insisted that it be perfectly maintained. Something like 120 acres of the he most choice Pacific coast real estate. Some photographer once took an aerial photo and made a postcard that happened to show the estate. The family quietly bought ALL the postcards. There's also a nicely preserved 1932 Cadillac V16 town car that has been sitting since the 50s, perfectly maintained and waiting for Hugette's return. There's still a staff there doing their jobs in this giant house that nobody ever uses.

By all accounts, however, Hugette appeared to be a generous and kind person and philanthropist.

But yeah, I can see this happening. There's no wealth like old industrialist wealth. Astounding.
 
2014-06-08 10:37:27 AM  
Clark spent the last two decades of her life in hospital rooms before she died a few years ago.  The strad wasn't lost, it's just that there has been nobody around to fiddle with it.
 
2014-06-08 10:41:47 AM  

Krieghund: I doubt it was "lost". It was hidden in the back of the closet, like a old-timey porn collection.

/hoping my old Hustlers are worth $10 million some day.


One of my tenants has every playboy every issued, even buys the newest ones - all still wrapped up and even has some special container where it keeps dust from getting inside and weathering. I think he tried to sell it once, but found out most of the issues could be back ordered if you wanted, whether the reason is he was told it wasn't worth much - however since he does have the ENTIRE catalog, it could be worth something (being he's only 45, he's got a long time to go before its worth something).

/as a joke I looked online for him to see what the first ever issue would go for, seems some jerkoffs think its worth well over $1000
 
2014-06-08 12:07:57 PM  

whatsupchuck: Clark spent the last two decades of her life in hospital rooms before she died a few years ago.  The strad wasn't lost, it's just that there has been nobody around to fiddle with it.


What you did there... I see it.
 
2014-06-08 12:27:09 PM  
There was a study done (Radiolab, TED Talk?) that violinists prefer the sound of newer violins to these old Stradivarius ones.

Basically the only value these things have is that people want to believe, Mulder-style, that they sound better.
 
2014-06-08 12:28:21 PM  
www.history.com

FTA: The auction house estimates its worth to be $7.5 million to $10 million, which would be below the Stradivarius record of $16 million but still not too shabby for a longtime dust-collector

You have to understand that's a retail price.  I'll offer you $300 'cause I need to leave some room for me to make a profit.
 
2014-06-08 12:29:51 PM  
If you can lose an object worth $10 million in your closet for 25 years, you've got too much damn money

Or way too big a closet.
 
2014-06-08 12:36:44 PM  
Will someone buy it to play, or just put it in the closet?
 
2014-06-08 01:10:40 PM  

Kentucky Fried Panda: ... Or, you know, a really big closet.


Or WAY too much stuff.
 
2014-06-08 02:31:21 PM  

Arkanaut: Analysis of the wood's ring growths confirms that the violin is legit.

That Strad is totally legit, bro!


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-08 03:49:39 PM  
What movie (one of Michael J. Fox's other movies?) had plastic violins indistinguishable  in sound from a Stradivarius?
 
2014-06-08 04:19:37 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2014-06-08 07:19:46 PM  

Rastas: Nidiot: staplermofo: I hope I Iearn I hope English before I die.

Being comprehensible could be so boring. Imagine if Meow said the dog learnt English.

Wow, do you mean like "when a cat goes meow".
that really it is saying, "hey, the dog has learnt english"
Meanwhile the cat knows that the dog won't let on.


I didn't capitalise properly, probably should have done Meow Said the Dog. My bad. Anyway you might not have been on fark long, I was referring to a poster who is well known to many for her unique writing style. Her posts actually make sense if you concentrate hard enough when reading them.
 
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