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Old 12-25-2008, 11:41 PM   #1
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Do you pick up pennies?

I mean, sure you do. But...what if the penny is tails-up?

Heads-up is good luck, or so I heard, somewhere, at some point.

I suggest that, furthermore, tails-up pennies must be bad luck. Right?

Now I know that picking up a tails-up penny won't physically cause bad things to happen to me, but the damn power of suggestive thinking is there, and I don't want to have to worry that I will subconsciously sabotage myself due to an over-abundance of these bad penny-signals. Everything is this complicated, to me.

Now here's a real quandary:
I saw two pennies on the ground. One tails-up, one tails-down. What did I do?

I didn't pick up either of them. The good one was tainted by the bad one. I guess that makes me a glass half-full kind of guy.

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Supplemental. How much money am I losing out on, in a lifetime, by refusing to pick up tails-up pennies? Maybe one of you smart-types who know all about math and whatnot.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:44 PM   #2
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:52 PM   #3
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I found a word document with thread ideas I had compiled over time from scribbled notes etc.
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There's a level of facility that everyone needs to accomplish, and from there
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:28 AM   #4
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I think that list should be destroyed. You're wasting bandwidth.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:33 AM   #5
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:33 AM   #6
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Quote:
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I think that list should be destroyed.
Your face should be destroyed. Metaphorically, of course. . . . Bukkake.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:35 AM   #7
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Mmmmm...mature...lol
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:37 AM   #8
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Mature Bukkake is okay, but I prefer Interracial Upskirt Japanese Handjob Bukkake. POV.
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expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:36 AM   #9
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Coins found in the street are the thoughts of angels.
If someone who loved you died and is thinking of you in heaven, they will send a coin for you to pick up, so you know that love never really dies.

You're thwarting the divine plan by not picking them up, Flint.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:19 AM   #10
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See a penny / pick it up
And all day / you'll have good luck.

I learned that before I heard the 'heads' and 'tails' difference. They all spend, so if they're not in goo I pick 'em up.
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:25 AM   #11
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All found pennies are good. Heads up, heads down, they're all lucky.

Just make sure you wash your hands, afterwards. You don't know where it's been. Somebody could have spit on that patch of sidewalk.

You are nuts.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:17 PM   #12
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What if the penny is on its side? Huh? then what?
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:34 PM   #13
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I think you've stumped them.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:35 PM   #14
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If it is on its side, time stops for everybody except the person who tossed that coin.
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expression. ... I found, like Joseph Campbell said, if you just follow whatever
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:50 AM   #15
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I don't pick them up. But since our days in college we have always superglued a dime or nickle to the step outside of our house or on the driveway. People go to great lengths to try and pick them up. It is really funny. If they do get them up I just replace them in another place with another one.
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