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(Fox News)   Man runs into Starbucks and throws 100 $1 bills in the air upon reading the menu and figuring out he didn't have enough for one coffee   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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2011-03-22 09:07:03 PM  
The image from that headline alone is worth it.

/+1
 
2011-03-22 09:25:49 PM  
Meh
Sir Guy Grand did it with more flourish...
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/steaming hot
 
2011-03-22 10:33:39 PM  
Surprisingly, nobody raced to grab the cash

Yeah, we've all seen "Bum Hand".
 
2011-03-22 10:35:27 PM  
I mean, "Bum Hand".
 
2011-03-22 11:12:36 PM  
Starbucks, every day I come by and I buy a latte. And I drink it. I have a caffeine high, and it's great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about ten seconds, from when I pull up to the curb and when I walk to the door, 'cause I think, maybe I'll get up there and you won't be there. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. You just left. I don't know much, but I know that.
 
2011-03-23 06:28:44 AM  
Should have thrown hookers and blow into the air.
 
2011-03-23 06:47:13 AM  
This is another reason USA needs dollar coins. Could you imagine how much more epic it would have been if he had thrown coins instead on notes?
 
2011-03-23 07:10:43 AM  
Surprisingly, nobody raced to grab the cash. "We all just sat there stunned. Nobody scrambled for the money like you would think they would.


Try doing this in a Church's Chicken and see what would happen.
 
2011-03-23 07:11:08 AM  

tototototo: This is another reason USA needs dollar coins. Could you imagine how much more epic it would have been if he had thrown coins instead on notes?


Suddenly I have the image of a 100 hipsters watching their Ipad's get some nice scratches in them.
 
2011-03-23 07:19:13 AM  
I would have kept standing there. It smacks too much of a MTV Jackass thing where you would be filmed and mocked for picking up the money. Also I'm sure starbucks would have sued you because once the money left the man's hands it was theirs.
 
2011-03-23 07:19:34 AM  
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I'm rich biatch
 
2011-03-23 07:21:37 AM  
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2011-03-23 07:22:28 AM  
haha
 
2011-03-23 07:23:32 AM  
Kudos to the guy for helping out all of those underprivileged Starbucks customers.
 
2011-03-23 07:26:04 AM  

LordOfThePings: Starbucks, every day I come by and I buy a latte. And I drink it. I have a caffeine high, and it's great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about ten seconds, from when I pull up to the curb and when I walk to the door, 'cause I think, maybe I'll get up there and you won't be there. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. You just left. I don't know much, but I know that.


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Approves
 
2011-03-23 07:26:51 AM  

bugmn99: Kudos to the guy for helping out all of those underprivileged Starbucks customers.


nice
 
2011-03-23 07:29:03 AM  
That picture neds a brass pole in the center of it.
 
2011-03-23 07:30:18 AM  

Mad Mark: That picture neds a brass pole in the center of it.


neds = needs
/neds coffee
 
2011-03-23 07:30:34 AM  
This is from Fox so I have a feeling it was more like $15 dollars.
 
2011-03-23 07:32:27 AM  

tototototo: This is another reason USA needs dollar coins. Could you imagine how much more epic it would have been if he had thrown coins instead on notes?


There are actually dollar coins being minted these days in the U.S. But they haven't really caught on - probably in large part due to the fact that they are very close in size and shape to quarters.
 
2011-03-23 07:34:28 AM  
Cool idea if the point was to be a living anachronism/life imitates art/random performance art. Stupid if he was expecting people to make a dash for the money. I don't think an average starbucks' customer is going to make a mad scramble to get a few $1 bills. He should have tried it in the computer room of the public library.
 
2011-03-23 07:41:46 AM  

tototototo: This is another reason USA needs dollar coins. Could you imagine how much more epic it would have been if he had thrown coins instead on notes?


Fark that noise. One thing really did not enjoy during my visit to the U.K. was ending up with a pocket full of Pound coins. The U.S. has dollar coins available but you never see them. That's because nobody wants 'em.

This is 'Merica we likes our money foldin'.

Get a brain morans.
 
2011-03-23 07:58:58 AM  

tototototo: This is another reason USA needs dollar coins. Could you imagine how much more epic it would have been if he had thrown coins instead on notes?


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shiat would get real, I can tell you that.
 
2011-03-23 07:59:08 AM  
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I'm gonna make it rain!
 
2011-03-23 08:00:35 AM  
Sounds like an experiment for some college student's sociology report.

/$1 isn't enough to go batshiat crazy
 
2011-03-23 08:05:22 AM  
Probably a communist. (new window)
 
2011-03-23 08:06:05 AM  
/would have given it to strippers.
 
2011-03-23 08:09:41 AM  
Has anyone else but myself noticed

Some of it was even stuck in the ceiling," Lapia said.

Two things come to mind, either he turned that money into a sick trap, or starbucks does some farked up shiat after hours.
 
2011-03-23 08:10:49 AM  
"A Starbucks employee collected the cash and donated it to go toward relief efforts in Japan"

That's pretty awesome, actually, and a nice antidote to the usual lists where coffee monkeys whine about their tip jars not being filled.
 
2011-03-23 08:16:04 AM  

ElGranCapitan: There are actually dollar coins being minted these days in the U.S. But they haven't really caught on - probably in large part due to the fact that they are very close in size and shape to quarters.


I lobbied for triangles.
 
2011-03-23 08:20:30 AM  

Airfoilsguy: Surprisingly, nobody raced to grab the cash. "We all just sat there stunned. Nobody scrambled for the money like you would think they would.


Try doing this in a Church's Chicken and see what would happen.


*Pfffftttt* HAHAHAHAHA!!! LOL well played sir!

I think watching black fatties eating greasy chicken diving after dollar bills should be a sport on CNN or something
 
2011-03-23 08:21:32 AM  
This guy graduated from ass pennies to ass dollars.
 
2011-03-23 08:21:40 AM  

Scutter: ElGranCapitan: There are actually dollar coins being minted these days in the U.S. But they haven't really caught on - probably in large part due to the fact that they are very close in size and shape to quarters.

I lobbied for triangles.


It would've been wiser to make them a little bigger - say the size of the old Kennedy half dollars.
 
2011-03-23 08:23:28 AM  

tototototo: This is another reason USA needs dollar coins. Could you imagine how much more epic it would have been if he had thrown coins instead on notes?


We have those.

It's called "makin' it hail".
 
2011-03-23 08:26:52 AM  

Scutter: ElGranCapitan: There are actually dollar coins being minted these days in the U.S. But they haven't really caught on - probably in large part due to the fact that they are very close in size and shape to quarters.

I lobbied for triangles.


Say, about 6800 miles on a side? Maybe made of rubber? Smashing idea!
 
2011-03-23 08:27:06 AM  

flyinghouse99: Cool idea if the point was to be a living anachronism/life imitates art/random performance art. Stupid if he was expecting people to make a dash for the money. I don't think an average starbucks' customer is going to make a mad scramble to get a few $1 bills. He should have tried it in the computer room of the public library.


Or used 100s.

Scutter: I lobbied for triangles.


You'd never get those pointy things on an airplane.
 
2011-03-23 08:28:46 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: "A Starbucks employee collected the cash and donated it to go toward relief efforts in Japan"

That's pretty awesome, actually, and a nice antidote to the usual lists where coffee monkeys whine about their tip jars not being filled.


I agree...
yet never understood why I should tip someone who makes coffee. And I tip well and often. Just doesn't seem right.
 
2011-03-23 08:37:47 AM  
LordOfThePings: Starbucks, every day I come by and I buy a latte. And I drink it. I have a caffeine high, and it's great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about ten seconds, from when I pull up to the curb and when I walk to the door, 'cause I think, maybe I'll get up there and you won't be there. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. You just left. I don't know much, but I know that.

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2011-03-23 08:39:32 AM  
This is the edited version. Said mystery man demanded a Latte with extra foam as advertised by Idiocracy and threw his money in the air, which is the preferred form of payment by Starbucks ca. +500 years.
 
2011-03-23 08:39:51 AM  

sn0wblind: Bomb Head Mohammed: "A Starbucks employee collected the cash and donated it to go toward relief efforts in Japan"

That's pretty awesome, actually, and a nice antidote to the usual lists where coffee monkeys whine about their tip jars not being filled.

I agree...
yet never understood why I should tip someone who makes coffee. And I tip well and often. Just doesn't seem right.


Agreed...when I'm being waited on at a restaurant, 25-30% is my upper range if it's a place I frequent. 20% is a minimum unless they were awful. The whole tipping thing is getting out of control these days.

When I worked as a waiter (which is why I tip well), I was making $2.13 an hour with no benefits. My whole take on tipping is if the government is expecting you to be tipped (i.e. your wage is legally under federal minimum wage), I tip. Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, et al.....no. If I'm feeling generous that day, sure. Or, if the change from my coffee is around 20%, fine. But I am not throwing 75 cents in tip jar for a $2 coffee. That's 45 minutes at a meter or half a pint at some of the local bars!

/don't drink and drive
 
2011-03-23 08:45:57 AM  
"Yeah, suck one. Time machine a Venti costs, like, 20."
 
2011-03-23 08:53:12 AM  
This guy was confused. There is a strip club called StarClucks near by this location.
 
2011-03-23 08:55:44 AM  
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2011-03-23 09:04:06 AM  

ElGranCapitan: There are actually dollar coins being minted these days in the U.S. But they haven't really caught on - probably in large part due to the fact that they are very close in size and shape to quarters.


I don't think that's it. It's more of a critical mass thing. When you only have a few of them in circulation, people either think, "Oh, this is a rarity I should hold onto" or "I don't want to spend this, it's going to create a fuss since the cashier's register doesn't have a slot for it." Stores don't want to give them in change because old people will be cranky about the newfangled dollar coins, thinking it's some kind of evidence of inflation. So stores don't order them from the banks, and banks don't order them from the mint. The only way these things catch on is when countries simply stop minting the paper bills.

I think another big mistake they made with the dollar coins was putting "politically correct" figures on them (a women's suffragist, a Native American girl) on them. Which meant that people in the red states naturally saw it as part of a government plot to replace good ol' George Washington with some kind of liberal darling. (It didn't help that they even had commercials showing George upset and depressed about it.) You want people in Mississippi to use the damn things, you're going to have to put Reagan on it. ugh
 
2011-03-23 09:08:05 AM  
So, it only costs $100 to get your 15 minutes of fame now?
 
2011-03-23 09:09:42 AM  

dkimball: So, it only costs $100 to get your 15 minutes of fame now?


If you consider being featured on Fark "fame"
 
2011-03-23 09:12:27 AM  

BurnShrike: dkimball: So, it only costs $100 to get your 15 minutes of fame now?

If you consider being featured on FarkFox News "fame"


FTFY
 
2011-03-23 09:16:04 AM  

dkimball: So, it only costs $100 to get your 15 minutes of fame now?


5 bucks gets you a whole month of TotalFame. Cheques payable to Drew
 
2011-03-23 09:16:31 AM  

cbackous: BurnShrike: dkimball: So, it only costs $100 to get your 15 minutes of fame now?

If you consider being featured on FarkFox News "fame"

FTFY


People still watch Fox News? I have more faith in the honesty and integrity of my fellow Farkers than in that farce.
 
2011-03-23 09:19:00 AM  
Clapton = god

wait... wut?
 
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