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Old 10-29-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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October 29, 2007: Big bucks on the wall



hat tip xoB. Blog Wall$treetFighter finds and documents five different pubs in the US where people have gone into the habit of attaching dollar bills to the wall, visitor by visitor. People write a message on the bill and tack or paste it up. Thievery is supposedly low. After years of operation, some of these places are worth serious money just for their unserious money. The winner, the No Name Pub, is shown above with some of their estimated $750,000 in singles, collected during 30 years of donations.

12 more shots of the five top-dollar pubs are at the link.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:01 AM   #2
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I wonder if that costs them extra in fire insurance.

I also wonder if they could get in trouble with the Feds over that.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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Yeah, both a fire hazard and a valuable flammable asset.
I wonder if it is good insulation. Given the downward trend of the US$, and the upward trend of oil, this may soon become an economically viable means of insulation.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:10 PM   #4
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think of the blackmail possibilities. drunk guy with mistress writes stupid message on dollar bill and tacks it to wall... could make some money if you could match the idiot with the message.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:53 PM   #5
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:55 PM   #6
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We used to stop at a place where they did this and we put ours up. One day when we stopped there, they were all gone-the owner said that someone told her that it was a federal offense to deface currency, so she took them all down
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:56 PM   #7
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I wonder if that costs them extra in fire insurance.
Totally what I was thinking. Cool, but SO dangerous. Especially in a bar. Cigarettes, flicked ashes, FWOOSH!!!!!!

The A-frame lodge at our annual vacation spot has money (mostly singles) hanging from the hooks of lures above the bar. Every year there is a few more.
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:22 PM   #8
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Sometimes my nightstand looks like that as well.
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:30 PM   #9
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Sometimes my nightstand looks like that as well.
...after you've emptied out the g-string?
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:08 PM   #10
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There is a place in the Keys that does the same thing.
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:09 PM   #11
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...after you've emptied out the g-string?
More like a G-rope. ;-)
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:49 PM   #12
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Where is Brianna?

There is a pub in the UK that has all kinds of foreign currency on the walls and ceiling - visitors are encouraged to submit theirs. It was in the Weirdest Pubs in Britain or something like that, which I know she has.
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:01 PM   #13
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Yikes.
Here in Providence, all decorations of every kind came down after the Station nightclub fire in 2003 killed 100 people.
That wall o' money is probably in serious violation of fire code, but maybe it's not such a big deal now that smoking's been banned...
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:22 PM   #14
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I have seen money burn, I have a bill with burnt edges around it becuase it looks kinda cool and is a bit symbolic, and money doesn't actually burn all that well. I would actually be surprised if a cigerette would start that wall on fire.

It is 50% paper and 50% cotton. It is not like they are hanging a ton of paper on the walls. Just 1/2 a ton of paper.

(And yes I know cotton burns too, it just deosn't do it as well.)
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:10 PM   #15
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I have seen money burn, I have a bill with burnt edges around it becuase it looks kinda cool and is a bit symbolic, and money doesn't actually burn all that well. I would actually be surprised if a cigerette would start that wall on fire.

It is 50% paper and 50% cotton. It is not like they are hanging a ton of paper on the walls. Just 1/2 a ton of paper.

(And yes I know cotton burns too, it just deosn't do it as well.)
No, problem if you hang up one dollar coigns.
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