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Old 03-18-09, 10:17 PM   #61
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So many strange things: I guess the strangest thing was a crack rock from a toothless junkie who laughed his ass off.
A coopers ale in San Fran:
Set of keys have know idea to what
A remote control
Pens
Pocket rocket dildo
Panties a bunch of times.
Letters to a scrable game
I think it was a hair ball to a cat but was to grossed out to a touch it.
Dice
Losing lottery tickets
Recently mustache wax which I need.
Now that I am working venice beach I 'm sure that all of that is going to get topped
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Old 03-20-09, 04:21 PM   #62
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-business cards all the time
-religious crap
-2 skull/bone belt buckles, the people who gave me them told me they were being sold for 50 dollars in a shop
-leftover chinese food in a carryout box
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Old 03-23-09, 06:51 PM   #63
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I once i the same day had three separate people drop business cards in my hat and talk to me about an "opportunity". I realized when I got home their cards all were for the same company which was a pyramid scheme. I guess they were having a pyramid scheme convention. For some reason they all walked past, saw the show and thought I was easy pickings.

A big fluffy toy Cat Bus from the Totoro movie (studio Ghibli)

A psychodelically coloured mini Eiffel Tower. A French souvernir given to a Swedish performer in Japan by a Korean spectator speaking English. Globalism is becoming a reality.

In total 4 wallets (i have a wallet joke in my bottleing speech). One had some money in it.

A place to stay (on a day when all hotels were full in a city I said in my speech I needed a bed and was offered one).

A kiss.

1 pound coin from a kid who said it was his full weekly allowance.

A 50 euro note from a guy who dropped it, took two steps away, pondered and then dropped another 50.
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Old 03-25-09, 02:01 PM   #64
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Hey Charlie! Long time no see!
Great topic!


I once got a St. Christopher medallion, while on the road, which was pretty rad and fitting considering how I am a huge Tom Waits fan and St. Chris is the patron saint of travelers.

In China last year, a kid took a bracelet off her hand and gave it to me, although it was not a busking gig, it was memorable.

At a Pride festival one year, this really sweet guy made a huge deal about giving me his tennis ball. He said something to the effect of "this is my FAVOURITE TENNIS BALL OF ALL TIME!" and how it would bring me good luck

I often get smokes and packets of weed in my hat, which I always throw out.

Phone numbers quite often too.

Hmm. Lots of people buy me coffee all the time and put it by my pedestal.

I know there's something really hilarious I'm forgetting but yah.. I forgot it.
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Old 04-24-09, 04:18 AM   #65
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Oh, and two weeks ago I had an actual credit card dropped in the hat. She didn't give me the pin though.
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Old 05-02-09, 06:52 AM   #66
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A couple of wrapped lollies/sweets given to me by a young boy.
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Old 07-07-09, 10:41 PM   #67
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I've enjoyed reading these posts of odd stuff in hats and all. The majority of my shows happen at Renaissance festivals, so condoms and crack rock haven't hit the hat yet. I think we've all had the religious "money" messages. Here's my brief list:
A $10.00 bill for one 30 second card trick.
A hand-blown shot glass
A shot of Jameson's (separate occasion from the shot-glass)
Kids' drawings of me.
A list of George Carlin jokes.
(my favorite) A teddy bear dressed in little handmade version of my complete Renaissance costume, complete with a little cardboard upright bass (I had played it a lot at this particular festival).
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Old 07-10-09, 06:12 PM   #68
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A few flower petals from a 1 year old todler boy. A gift is a gift...
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Old 07-11-09, 05:00 PM   #69
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A gift IS a gift...

It wasn't exactly in my hat, but last night, at the end of my show, some guy ejaculated on this woman in front of him.

Apparently that was my birthday present.
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that has to be the hands down winner!!
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Old 07-11-09, 09:08 PM   #71
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MagiCol, you seem to really enjoy gifts from little boys. Your startin' to creep me out, dude.
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Old 07-12-09, 07:14 AM   #72
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Hi, Stephon. I'm a semi-retired primary school teacher in New Zealand. Not many men nowadays still teach Primary school level, let alone the 5-7 year olds whom I taught for some 30-odd years. Teaching at that level helped to keep me young in mind and body. I love kids. I make a point of getting down towards the height level of the pre-schoolers, making my height more like theirs.
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Old 07-12-09, 03:05 PM   #73
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I love kids too!
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This thread just got real creepy, real fast.
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Old 07-15-09, 09:36 AM   #75
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Old 09-09-09, 09:53 AM   #77
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I'm jealous... All i ever get besides cash is trash & religious tracts
no need to repeat yourself. we all get trash telling us that we are all going to hell. (i have masters level education in theology and at one time was a cleric)



in less than a year...

i got a picture of a marines son that he carried in Iraq. I still carry it every time I go out to perform. (i do a statue of a soldier.)
-coke (i don't even use asprin)
-a coloring book page
-buffalo nickle
-the obligatory beer. one open, one closed
-$100 US
-a really drunk girl trying to "unzip" my fly (BDU's have buttons)
-a tip from a canadian that had just stiffed stick man
-a dollar from a dog (do you remember your dog tipping me jeep)
-duce of spades (it's a thing with the spec ops)
-a cd filled with pictures of me
-california highway patrolman's badge
-an invitation to perform at the traveling viet nam wall
-ten dollars after an off duty atf agent and former marine kicked me in the balls to see if i would move, thank god for cups
-a hot elephant ear, wish i took a picture of that one
-the card of a psychologist who was doing research into ptsd (i became her lab rat)
-a girl rubbing her naked breasts (note the plurality)
-broken balloons
-a picture with a buddist monk (did i mention i am a statue of a soldier)
-a poppy from a wwii vet on memorial day

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Old 09-17-09, 11:02 AM   #78
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The other day while busking on the street, I got the BEST creepy old-man letter in my hat. It was in an envelope, so I was hoping it would be a stack of 20s (this actually has happened to me before), but sadly, no, no 20s, just a letter. I tend to get a few of them per season, but this one was a bit different because:

a) it was a formal TYPED letter
and
b) the guy didn't speak english very well at all, so he confused the word 'gesture' with 'jester', which makes more sense in my case..

Oh. And he kept calling me "baby girl."
It was AMAZING.
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Old 09-18-09, 05:51 AM   #79
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Haha, wow, you guys have gotten some weird shit, i hope one day my hat will be that interesting..

-mac burger
-50 million zimbabwe dollars (1 note)
-necklace
-1 dollar us with a phone number on it ( i'm keeping that one)
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Old 10-12-09, 10:19 PM   #80
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We get weird stuff all the time.. Cause we work in Melbourne beer is common. Working around China Town, we find Asians give lots of food.

The weirdest is:
Unused tampon.
A very realistic fake spider. (it was cool because the kids loved it and it scared the crap out of some givers.)
A lollie (candy) that appeared like a hot dog.
Watch batteries, sim cards and mobile batteries.
Smiley face rubber.
Origami cranes.
Full set of keys.
Drivers license.
Gold Ring, (the guy later came back for it.)
Cookies, we get lots of cookies.. although I will never eat them.
Drugs are common.
We work near the casino so we've get chips, got around 10 dollars worth of chips so far.

We have a Satanist fan who donated:
A button to the universe's navel
A key that will open the doors of Elysium
Magical herbs that'll make us walk on clouds. (We assumed it was pot, but it seemed to be something totally unknown.)
5c that will make us rich beyond our dreams, etc etc.

The nicest weird thing was a two paged poem written on the ground by a young man asking why people cant appreciate what we do, putting them down cause their jealous and too stupid to realize the beauty of what we create. (Which is true because another weird donation is people spitting on our work.)

Oh yeah I forgot, we get hair spray and art supplies. (We're famous because we hairspray our work so it lasts a night, apparently its a real show... often earns us an extra $10 to $20)
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