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Old 03-12-01, 07:45 PM   #21
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A fire extinguisher.

Unfortunately it's rightful owner came and took it back about 20 minutes later.

A jar of coffee

45 cigarettes (I smoked in those days)

A set of three brand new fire juggling clubs with a note explaining that the owner had never learned to juggle clubs.
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Old 03-14-01, 08:38 PM   #22
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- $(US)100.00 bill
- A Polaroid of the show
- A plastic Superman doll
- candy
- countless religious pamphlets
- phone numbers from fat girls, jailbait, and gay men
- A handful of "Slime(TM)" w/worms sans can
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Old 03-17-01, 12:30 PM   #23
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Lets see...

- Balloon Animals with email addresses written on them
- A coupon for a free sundae at Dairy Queen
- A bracelet
- Condom with phone number on it
- Religious Tracts
- A note that said "Come back to Edmonton or we'll eat you alive"
- And sometimes, but rarely money

Weird weird people out there.

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Old 03-18-01, 03:40 AM   #24
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A bunch of carrots
A bunch of tiger lillies
A plastic dinasaur
An uncut green stone brooche
monopoly money
condoms from an elderly street person
guiness
rotting bones from a derro for my dog
A yucky tracky top
A tiny vinyl souwester
A couple of Christmas's ago my busking pig appeared to have given birth to two pencil sharpener plastic pigs without wings

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Old 03-18-01, 04:04 AM   #25
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whoops ,i thought that was signed by me ,Bev Isaac not Peter Voice.
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Old 04-30-01, 01:10 PM   #26
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This isn't quite in the hat but, here goes...
Once I was performing in an open-air market in France and the little girl from the stall next to me (her dad was out and she was gaurding it) came over with a slice of [smelly,French] cheese! Well that's my 2 francs (that's french currency for you non-international performers who don't get the pun...) -Eric
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Old 06-05-01, 03:21 AM   #27
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once upon a time many years ago in cambridge i recieved a social security check for $667. it was made out to some guy in a different state, slightly torn, not endorsed, no clues as to how it came into my possesion. what am i supposed to do with this? now this was never about money. i did not care about the money. who does? now i admit, it would have been nice to put on the x-mas card that i finally cracked the 700 mark, but i wanted to do it legit. my friends gave me a lot of advice but it was so obvious they were only after my money i ignored them. i tried calling the dude up, wanting to do the right thing, looking for nothing in return except a hefty reward. the phone rang and rang.
what sort of person loses checks and does not answer the phone? ok, foul play was a possibility but what did that have to do with me? i go out into the square and perform my whimsical peter panesque juggling show and people pay me any way they see fit. who am i to judge? sometimes people drop big bills simply because they do not have anything smaller. dont get me wrong, i felt for the old guy. sitting in a cold, dark room, nothing to eat, cupboards bare, not even a scrap for patches, the phone ringing off the hook, you want to pick it up but it could be the ex-wife...
i realized it was not my problem. i always blame myself, but no, not this time.
i started to take a harder look at "social security" itself. what is it? what does it do? does anyone understand it or is it just so many different things to so many different people like the elephant to the blind men?...of course, the elephant is pretty straightforward its just that the blind men are vain and stupid and dont communicate well..
and why do we have a # ?
what % of earnings am i sposed to send in?
ect.
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Old 06-06-01, 08:13 PM   #28
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Today a young lady tossed two miniature boxes of Special K With Berries into my accordion case. She was passing them out to promote the new cereal. I'll have them for breakfast.
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Old 06-10-01, 07:59 PM   #29
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Lot's of weird stuff has gone into my hat over the years like.

Besides the common stuff I've gotton a lot like

beer
pop
food
condoms
keys
flowers
strange foriegn currency
cigarettes
pot
buisness cards from the strangest people

I've also gotton weird stuff like

A sack of potatoes

A nice clock that I still use today.

A shot of hard liquor poared all over my hat. It was gross. All my money stunk and felt sticky. (damn Australians)

A girls number who I called and we had a huge fling at The Edinburgh Fringe(Maybe that happends to Alakazam all the time, but it only happend to me once)


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Old 07-01-01, 11:35 AM   #30
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Hi all, it's been awhile since the last time I been here. Anyway, yeah weird things in the hat, I had quite a few over the years.

Among the most unusual, there was a small tree that was given to me once.
Also a credit card once. But I have returned it to the guy who gave it to me, he was some really stange guy. Anyway, he admitted that the card was full and I suspect that he had stolen it.

I found pre-chewed chewing gum in my case one that was a pain in the ass. People don't have any respect sometimes.

People give often food and candy, among the weirdest thing I was givien in that cathegory was a chocolate penis !!!
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Old 07-31-01, 12:39 AM   #31
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10 CENTS

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Old 08-01-01, 08:37 AM   #32
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Pound of sausages! - Solihull,UK,1987:
A butcher came out of his shop and lobbed a nicely wrapped portion of his finest pork and leek jumbo's into me hat!
mmmm!
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Old 08-01-01, 08:51 AM   #33
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....thought of one better 'cause I'm sitting here looking at it....
A pink and white electric guitar!!! I was playing my 'bit knackered but warm' sounding acoustic in Hanley, Stoke on Trent,UK,
when this old guy came up to me and asks if I can make use of a guitar that'd been sitting on his wardrobe for years! He returned 10 minutes later, guitar in hand!
Played it ever since.
Got to be one of the nicest drops??
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Old 08-01-01, 11:17 AM   #34
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Daniel?

Someone gave you stitches? I hope you needed them.

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Old 08-01-01, 01:58 PM   #35
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A group from the Nation of Islam just gave me a cell phone. They explained that they didn't have any cash, but really enjoyed the performance so they gave me the phone.

Does any one need a cell phone? I don't. But if you do then email me at danfoley@mindspring.com. I'm giving it away to the performer who needs it most. Its a Motorola i1000 plus if that means anything to anyone.
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Old 08-05-01, 01:17 AM   #36
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Im currently working on a Kruze Ship in Asia and yesterday a girl about 5 or 6 years old gave me an origami Lotus Flower that she had made out of the ships entertainment programme.
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Old 08-13-01, 08:24 PM   #37
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A ha!...keys to a penthouse suite, and all the lovely optional extras...

San Fransisco, 110 Powell street hotel,1987.
Me and Gary animal- pavement drawing outside top noch hotel to promote their bar. End of day, owner comes out, hands us keys to The Penthouse! "cause, well it was empty that night!"
Tenderloins dive to swanky dreampad in one night! Boy did we have fun.
bloody marvellous!
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Old 08-18-01, 11:06 AM   #38
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Ten dollars if I'd give her a kiss...

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Old 09-27-01, 10:04 PM   #39
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wierdest things i've gotten in a hat, a wedding ring from a woman, a bullet .38 caliber. a gold filling. isn't life rich!
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Old 10-01-01, 03:59 PM   #40
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Let's see....never really did much street stuff, but when I open for bands, I put out a "tip jar"...same thing really....

-- can of Pabst
-- small bag of weed
-- keychain flashlight
-- assorted women's phone numbers
-- assorted men's phone numbers
-- coupon for free cookie at Albertsons
-- superball
-- condoms (with and w/o phone numbers)
-- drink coupons
-- proof of purchase from a box of cereal (?)
-- food stamps
-- Polaroid of the back of my head (creepy)
-- business card for a clown
-- note scribbled on the back of a ticket stub that read "You are fucked up."
-- apple core
-- vintage yo-yo, worth about $150




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