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I got twenty bone(rs) burnin' a hole in my pocket.

MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
edited December 2009 in Singularity Engine++
So, my boss just gave me a lottery scratch ticket to play just for the hell of it because he likes to hand these things out as some sort of reward for work, and lo'n'behold, I won myself twenty dollars of the Canadian variety.

Remember when twenty bones could buy you a lot of sweet, sweet swag? Well, it still can, I suppose, if you look hard enough. I started thinking about what it was like when I was 7 or 8 and had twenty bucks to spend and I remember buying Transformers, or Asterix & Obelix books, or a shit-tonne of 5 cent candies. Hell, even pogs.

So, imagine yourself now with 20 bucks, what would you spend that sweet cash on just for the hell of it? Just 20 dollars, no more, no less.

I was thinking of cashing this thing and grabbing a cd and some Wendy's, because that sounds like the stuff of life right now.

Alternatively, talk about what the 8-year old version of yourself would be buying right now with 20 dollars, because in that case, I would be blowing my loot on large amounts of sugar and corn syrup.

What do 8-year olds in this day and age spend 20 bucks on? Meth and weed? The youth of today are all wicked sinners.

“Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” - Loren Eiseley
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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Kuribo's Shoe on
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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood a real life angel remember one thingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    wine and women

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    [strike]lapdance[/strike]

    edit- oh what an 8 would buy, not buy from

    uh. big chew bubblegum. garbage pal kids cards. grey hulk comic book, aka mr fix it. stickers that would never be peeled off the page it came on. oh and speaking of, x-man collectable stickers and the x-men sticker book to put htem in

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2009
    I'd buy a paperback. Probably from the discount section at chapters. My eight year old self would probably do the same

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood a real life angel remember one thingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    yes, spend your money on some chemical boobed monstrosity who won't even let you touch her nipples.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2009
    Cloudman wrote: »
    yes, spend your money on some chemical boobed monstrosity who won't even let you touch her nipples.

    Haha, even strippers are inferior in America

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    $20 would pay half of this order i'm about to place at hastings

    for 9 books

    not bad

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood a real life angel remember one thingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    yeah well at least our strip clubs aren't actually igloos, you dirty canadian bastard.

    i bet you throw wooden nickels at them too.

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    A twenty dollar hooker

    or, twenty one dollar hookers

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  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    That ain't bad at all.
    We have a used book fair in my neighborhood: a book is 50 cents. Probably the best 20 dollars you'll ever spend.
    Alternatively I could get four packets of beef jerky.
    Or two glasses of whiskey.
    Or 20 songs off iTunes.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Tossrock wrote: »
    A twenty dollar hooker

    or, twenty one dollar hookers

    2000 $.01 hookers

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    Skayel wrote:
    One time, I had a friend over to play a bit of Red Alert on my LAN. During the game he said he needed to go to the bathroom, so we paused it. After about 10 minutes of wondering where the hell he went, I get up and go to check on him.

    Turns out he was trying to screw my dog.
    Once I was taking a poop at a restaurant and a kid crept underneath the door into my stall. I let out a big fart and then he threw up all over the floor in front of me and I just stared at him.
  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    i'd probably use it to buy my dinner

    i'm hungry

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    celandine wrote: »
    That ain't bad at all.
    We have a used book fair in my neighborhood: a book is 50 cents. Probably the best 20 dollars you'll ever spend.
    Alternatively I could get four packets of beef jerky.
    Or two glasses of whiskey.
    Or 20 songs off iTunes.

    well it's typical that the books i buy i end up buying into a series, especially if i see some that catch my eye at the half-price bookstores.

    so naturally i must hunt them down before i soldier on through the books, but this neverending search sometimes gets halted as i wait for books to come in or i try and locate them. and what happens? i have to start re-reading them.

    luckily most of the books i read are worth the re-reads. as it is, with not much money, i've started reading the collection i have at home again and it is fucking worth it.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    wait, $10 whiskeys?

    do you drink like 15 year aged or something?

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    Skayel wrote:
    One time, I had a friend over to play a bit of Red Alert on my LAN. During the game he said he needed to go to the bathroom, so we paused it. After about 10 minutes of wondering where the hell he went, I get up and go to check on him.

    Turns out he was trying to screw my dog.
    Once I was taking a poop at a restaurant and a kid crept underneath the door into my stall. I let out a big fart and then he threw up all over the floor in front of me and I just stared at him.
  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Super thick Squishee, all syrup.

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Cloudman wrote: »
    yes, spend your money on some chemical boobed monstrosity who won't even let you touch her nipples.
    You can hella touch their nipples.

    JUst not with your hands.

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Tossrock wrote: »
    A twenty dollar hooker

    or, twenty one dollar hookers

    2000 $.01 hookers

    I like the way you think

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Tossrock wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Tossrock wrote: »
    A twenty dollar hooker

    or, twenty one dollar hookers

    2000 $.01 hookers

    I like the way you think

    1/10th of a $200 hooker

    you get a foot, and you like it

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    Skayel wrote:
    One time, I had a friend over to play a bit of Red Alert on my LAN. During the game he said he needed to go to the bathroom, so we paused it. After about 10 minutes of wondering where the hell he went, I get up and go to check on him.

    Turns out he was trying to screw my dog.
    Once I was taking a poop at a restaurant and a kid crept underneath the door into my stall. I let out a big fart and then he threw up all over the floor in front of me and I just stared at him.
  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    wait, $10 whiskeys?

    do you drink like 15 year aged or something?

    The only bar in my town is an overpriced yuppie place.
    I would say it's worth the money except, really, nothing is worth that much money.

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Where the hell do you go to college where there's only one bar in town?

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Where the hell do you go to college where there's only one bar in town?

    a sitcom

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  • simosimo Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    now: a bottle of bushmills or some used records

    8 year old: baseball cards

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  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I don't know, that's just how it is.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    now: I'd put it towards my "buy myself new clothing" fund, probably

    eight: legos

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I mean, you can get a damn bottle of gentleman jack or jim beam black for like 30-40$ depending on where you look

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    Skayel wrote:
    One time, I had a friend over to play a bit of Red Alert on my LAN. During the game he said he needed to go to the bathroom, so we paused it. After about 10 minutes of wondering where the hell he went, I get up and go to check on him.

    Turns out he was trying to screw my dog.
    Once I was taking a poop at a restaurant and a kid crept underneath the door into my stall. I let out a big fart and then he threw up all over the floor in front of me and I just stared at him.
  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    i don't think i even bought things when i was eight

    i was eight, man

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  • SwillSwill Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    kid me - a world industries hoodie

    current me - a concert/alcohol/smokes (all 3 for 20 dollars is a good deal!)

    future me -a comb to comb over my comb over

    Swill on
  • mnollmnoll Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I didn't know i was getting reimbursed for a school trip i went on last month, so today my teacher dropped $50 in my lap and I don't know what to do with it

    that's right, bitches

    OP = one-upped

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    bitch

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    kid me- pokemon cards
    now me- a 12 sack of cheap beer

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  • DudBoltDudBolt Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Take your 20. pay off 20 from your credit card. Take 20 from credit card and spend on oldies on steam.

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  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Swill wrote: »
    kid me - a world industries hoodie

    current me - a concert/alcohol/smokes (all 3 for 20 dollars is a good deal!)

    future me -a comb to comb over my comb over
    future future swill - toupee care cream

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  • Drew-BDrew-B Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    celandine wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    wait, $10 whiskeys?

    do you drink like 15 year aged or something?

    The only bar in my town is an overpriced yuppie place.
    I would say it's worth the money except, really, nothing is worth that much money.

    What town do you live in that you only have one bar? I grew up in town of 6000 and we had like a dozen different bars. Also, how does a town that only has one bar have yuppies in it? Are they commuting three hours to Chicago every day or something?

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    8 yr old me: nothing, i would've been living in minnesota and building a snow fort

    now me: i'd want to put it towards sex stuff but it'd probably go towards food or DVDs

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  • mnollmnoll Registered User
    edited December 2009
    10 year old me - Game Boy games

    19 year old me- Southern Comfort

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    soco is vile

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    razor blades

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  • MarthMarth Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Now: a book or a game

    8 years old: something Pokemon

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    8 year old me: Hording it cause i never have money

    Current me: hording it cause i have no money.

    Melding on
  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    soco is vile

    Yes, yes it is

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