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Jews in Space
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Not exactly along the lines of "banging" the enemy...

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This has to be a setup. Real, but staged.

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JFB
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Probably not staged. Panhandlers can be creative. No one’s expected to believe the story, just give a buck for the laugh. Goes over particularly well in tourist areas, which this appears to be, judging by the all electronics in the shop window.

Best I’ve seen was a guy who walked into the subway with a saxophone, announcing that he needed money for lessons. He put the instrument to his lips and let out a series of screeches and honks that threatened to derail the train. When the tune was done he said, “Maybe I play okay as it is. Wanna hear another?” Pocketfuls of change appeared in open hands immediately.

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Hans Off
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It looks like Barney from the lecter films!

J Barrows that reminds me of a tramp that busks in Leicester Square in London (Near Paris in Scotland to you USAians) Who cant play a note but earns good money by standing there all day just tuning it!

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AdmiralDinty
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If I ever encountered this man on the street, I wouldn't hesitate to give him at least five dollars.

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BlueStar
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Reminds me of the guy with the sign
"Need money for beer, pot and hooker - Hey at least I'm not shitting you"

I'd post it, but something tells me not to google for beer pot and hookers at work.

It is a sad side effect of my job that the first thing I noticed was the erronious apostrophe.

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Mrs. Chicopea
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BlueStar I saw a very similar one in NYC. It said, "Ah who am I kidding, I need money for booze."


ETA: I was trying to remember what the other one was and it came to me after I hit reply. I thought this one was great. It said, "Yell at me and tell me to get a job for $1."

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Gameslave2
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In SF I saw a guy on a corner holding a sign saying something like "Aliens kidnapped my family, was $0.38 short of ransom, need change!"
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rinoz
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ninjas killed my father and banged up my sister
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christmas tree kitapper
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The nicest touch is the smily faces down at the bottom of the sign.

I'm guessing he's going after the ninjas for revenge and not because he loved his family because of the smily faces.

kitap

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greenerben
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My hometown (Tacoma, WA) had a fairly large homeless population... Of the panhandlers, I'll bet that over 1/3 held signs that said, "Need beer money."

It must have worked, I guess.

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Vesta
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A few years ago in El Paso there was a large man standing out on the median in a tuxedo, handing out candy to drivers with a cardboard sigh that read "Nothing---I work." My mom and I laughed all the way home.

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Gunslinger
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Look's like the money could be better spent on English lesson's than kung-fu.


Gun "Third Horseman of the Apostrophe" slinger

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Martha Washington
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quote:
Originally posted by Gunslinger:
Look's like the money could be better spent on English lesson's than kung-fu.


Gun "Third Horseman of the Apostrophe" slinger

(Looking at the apostrophe in lessons)
I just hope you are being funny [Smile]

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Greg of Winter
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Joseph Z
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Looks like publicity made. Any news articles to come with it to provide truth?

Similar article: (Madblast.com)

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Crafty
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Saw one in Denver a few years ago - "Why lie? I need a beer." I gave him a buck just for his honesty.
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Dogwater
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When I worked in clubs in the Division/Rush street atrea of Chicago many years ago, we would encounter a saddly large number of panhandlers. One guy walked up to us and said "Maahn, I'm toe (Tore)up from da flo (floor) up". My buddy, taking lessons at Second City at the time, told the guy that was the best thing he had ever heard, and handed him $10! My friend later used that line in an improv skit show we saw him in.

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Nolly
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quote:
Originally posted by Hans Off:
It looks like Barney from the lecter films!

That's what I thought! [Big Grin]
He does bear a resemblance to Frankie Faison
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Don Enrico
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Best one I ever heard was a guy (street-punk stile) approaching SO on the street saying "Got a buck for an anti-fascist bender?" - Got him enogh to buy several beers... [lol]

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I was once approached by a homeless man who asked me a riddle. I thought about it for awhile, but I couldn't think of the answer, so I told him that I gave up. He made me pay a buck for the answer. I thought it was clever, so I gave him five bucks.
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FaithHopeLOVE
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quote:
Originally posted by Everyday the paper boy brings more:
I was once approached by a homeless man who asked me a riddle. I thought about it for awhile, but I couldn't think of the answer, so I told him that I gave up. He made me pay a buck for the answer. I thought it was clever, so I gave him five bucks.

How much  - do we have to give you to post the riddle?

Faith "Three men pay $20 for a hotel room..." Love

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jumpinjonflash2
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I saw some clever panhandlers in San Francisco.

One (not so clever) had a sign that said simply "smile." My friend said "Smile!" to the guy and he said "Fuck you!" No money for him.

There was another guy who hid behind a bush he carried with him and popped out and giggled every once in awhile. People were lining up to give him money.

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SabrinaJL
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quote:
Originally posted by jumpinjonflash2:
I saw some clever panhandlers in San Francisco.

There was another guy who hid behind a bush he carried with him and popped out and giggled every once in awhile. People were lining up to give him money.

Hehe, I had this happen to me a couple months ago near Ghiradelli Square. Scared the crap out of my daughter. Wonder if it was the same guy.

In San Diego I saw a guy with a sign that said "I'm ugly but I'm hungry".

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Tragic Story
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quote:
Originally posted by jumpinjonflash2:
I saw some clever panhandlers in San Francisco.

One (not so clever) had a sign that said simply "smile." My friend said "Smile!" to the guy and he said "Fuck you!" No money for him.

There was another guy who hid behind a bush he carried with him and popped out and giggled every once in awhile. People were lining up to give him money.

Yeah, that bush guy is a San Francisco staple. My family and I were walking back from looking at the harbor seals and we saw a tour bus stop, say "sush" at its passangers and just stood there until we walked past the bush man. Scared the hell out of my mom, but made the chinese tourists die laughing.

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El Chupacabra
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In Santa Barbara, on the pier, what some do, is setup a blanket with either buckets or some type of target on the beach below and turned it into a game or a type of coin toss. Pretty clever I think. See people tossing their change trying to make it into the buckets all the time. -EC
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