Friday, October 26, 2007

Money Pubs: Home of the World's Most Expensive Wallpaper

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Everyone wants to open a bar. Financially it is one of the worst investments you could ever make, but the cool factor is off the charts. If you really want to make money in the saloon industry I suggest the "money on the wall" theme. The money on the wall theme is to have every patron in the bar write something stupid on a dollar bill and tack it on the wall. After several years you can build up 10's of thousands of dollars of assets and the theft rate is unbelievable low. Below are some of the best Money Pubs in the US and some unbelievable photos.

No Name Pub: Started in 1931 in Big Pine Key, FL as a general store, bait and tackle shop. In 1936 the store added a room and started serving food and beer. In the 40's the store added a Brothel but it soon closed because "the fishermen were better looking than the girls". In the 70's and 80's the Keys hit their prime because of Jimmy Buffet popularity. With that came people and their money (lots of funny money flowing through the keys back then) and that money started being put on the walls, dollar bill by dollar bill. Thirty years have gone by and the results are the pictures you see below. They estimate there is over $750,000 in singles hanging on the walls and from the ceiling.

McGuire's Irish Pub: Really more of a steak house than a pub, McGuire's opened their first pub in Pensacola Florida in 1977. The story goes that Molly, the first waitress, took her first dollar tip and tacked it on the wall. Since then, there has been over $550,000 in dollar bills stuck on the walls and ceiling next to that tip.

Oatman Hotel: Yes this is not a pub, but many a beer has been had at the Oatman. The hotel was built in 1910 started doing brisk business in 1915 when two miners discovered $10 million in gold in Oatman. After the gold rush and 3 fires the hotel just barely survived until route 66 was built nearby. The Hotel has remained a tourist attraction ever since. Many believe the hotel is haunted but that just brings in more visitors. And nobody seems to know why, but those visitors each seem to leave a dollar bill behind with their name and where they're from.

Tortilla Flat Saloon: Tortilla Flat, AZ has a population of 6 and one of the craziest pubs/eatery you'll see. How can you not love a place decorated in dollar bills with a pre plastic Kenny Rogers dressed as "The Gambler". The bar stools are saddles and

A man takes one of the worst nut shots in the world

Well you don't actually see it happen, but you do get a first hand view on what it's like to get smacked in the balls with a 28lb chunk of metal.


When a bike is not a bike but a..............

Golden Gate Bridge Bike

Oh Shit!, Oh Shit!

Mountain Bike Accident

Ki Masters Feel No Pain

Punches in the throat and a good boot in the crotch mean nothing to these guys.

More Questions then Honest Answers

“How Do You Fund a War, But Not the Casualties?”

That’s right. Eleven zeros. New estimates out this week by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office place the cost of the Iraq occupation through 2007 at 2.4 TRILLION dollars, or put another way, $8,000 for every man, woman and child in the US.

Don't Sleep Naked if you are a Sleep Walker

Workers at a leading chain of budget hotels are being given advice on how to deal with naked sleepwalkers after an increase in the number of guests found wandering around in the night with no clothes on.
A study by Travelodge found a seven-fold increase in sleepwalking customers in the past year, to more than 400 cases — almost all of them men.
Many sleepwalked naked into the reception area asking for a newspaper, or saying they wanted to check out. One naked guest was arrested after being locked out of the hotel.
Travelodge said it was sending a guide to its staff on how to deal with sleepwalkers, such as keeping a supply of towels in reception to help preserve a guest's dignity.

Small Bits of News

Couple struck and killed after getting out of car to argue
Traffic is running smoothly near a highway on-ramp where a man and a woman who got out of their car to fight were killed when they were struck by another vehicle, authorities said.Ramon Perez, 20, of Port St. Lucie, and Marie Mary, 36, of Lauderdale Lakes, got out of their car and fell to the ground in a violent struggle. A northbound 2007 Toyota entering the highway from State Road 7 struck the pair. Both victims died on the scene. » Full article here

Man Arrested For Eating Jelly Beans In Store
A man was charged with petty theft after being caught on a surveillance camera taking jelly beans out of a bin and eating them before he got to the cash register.
The 34-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was buying groceries at Albertson's when he stopped at a bin of candy and put an unspecified number of jelly beans in his mouth, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office report.
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Man Accused of Guzzling At Wis. Wal-Mart
A man told police he couldn't help himself when he took seven bottles of a spiked lemonade drink from the shelf at a Wal-Mart Supercenter and drank them in the liquor aisle.
Police Chief Fred Winchowky said the 43-year-old town of Eagle man claimed he was a recovering alcoholic and had been dry for 16 months before he went to the store Oct. 14 with his wife, who was not aware of what he was doing.
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Bus Driver Blames Students For Her Failed Drug Test
A Bradenton bus driver might be losing her job for failing a urine test, which showed that she had smoked marijuana.
And she's blaming the students. Rosemary Pevy says that any marijuana in her system could only have come from students who were smoking at the bus stop or on her bus.
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