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Old 02-11-07, 03:12 PM
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Late night avacado tree runs are more fun on a fixed. No scene points just danger.
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Originally Posted by morbot
whats the best time to hit up a panera dumpster? right at closing time, like 8 or 9pm?
When we usually go it's around 11-12pm..

Last time I went I had bread in my freezer for three weeks..
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Old 02-11-07, 03:27 PM
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i cant wait to dumpster a copy of evasion.
bwahaha
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Old 02-11-07, 03:29 PM
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Anyone ever do the "Buddha walk" at a mall? It looks fun, and adbusters says I should do it.
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Originally Posted by Hocam
Anyone ever do the "Buddha walk" at a mall? It looks fun, and adbusters says I should do it.
what is it
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Old 02-11-07, 03:40 PM
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You get a few people together and walk extremely slow around a mall.

Supposedly other people freak out and stare until mall security boots you for walking slowly.
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why does adbusters advocate this?
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Old 02-11-07, 03:43 PM
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I have never found anything to crazy. Full cans of spray paint, a nice framed mirror (now in my room). And once behind a eye glass place i got about 400 unopen'd contact lenses.
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i'd imagine it's to make people stop and think about something they wouldn't normally think about. going outside of your daily routine or something like that.
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Old 02-11-07, 03:47 PM
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To make people wonder why mall security boots you out of a mall for walking slowly? To be adbusterish? I dunno, I just read it in the latest adbusters stolen from borders.
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whats the best time for wholefoods??anyone know? thanks guys-
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best time for any place is about an hour after close - or as soon as the employee's leave.
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Old 02-11-07, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Klink
This wasn't me, but rather a friend. He was in Moab for a weekend just doing different routes in the area and camping. One night he went to town and stopped at a gas station when he noticed a dude trotting over to the dumpster with a wheel. He promptly followed to see what it was.

Turns out some idiot didn't realize that vintage Campy Record hubs were worth anything.
I corroborate this story on the basis that I am the friend mentioned in it. It is an Ambrosio tubular rim with very little braking surface damage laced to a Campy Record hub. The hub spins beautifully. I don't know why the wheel was thrown away.

But in all fairness, I haven't done anything with the wheel yet either. I need more money....
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Old 02-11-07, 10:12 PM
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make it a ladder match & you're on.
oh man is the mexican announcer table is gonna get it!
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Old 02-11-07, 10:18 PM
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Oh jesus, can I even begin to list the treasure that the Alley of Fecundity has yielded:

-Set of rollers (sold on CL for $50)
-Several bookshelves
-Desk
-Lots of nice Xmas decorations
-93 year old working sewing machine, beautiful piece of equipment, weighs as much as an obese 9 year old, I still have shoulder problems from picking it up with one hand thinking it was a wind instrument case. If you are in Chicago and you want this, PM me.
-HUGE old steamer trunk, like room for a threesome in this thing.
-1 year old PDR
-Sooooo many 70's pr0n novels
-Half of the minor furniture in my apartment (bathroom trash cans, door mirror, lamps, etc...)
-Really nice vintage lamps with marble bases
-Huge amounts of raw lumber that have become other things
-Other stuff I have sold on CL I can't even remember
-AMAZING chrome tractor seat looking thing that actually came off of an exercise bike, now bolted to a stool
-An old Samsonite ladies train case which is now my bike tools box (bet your toolbox doesn't have a mirror in the lid)
-A danish modern chair in great shape

If you live anywhere near a college, the last day of July or August (depending on the school's schedule) when everybody's lease is up is MONEY. Same for move out day near the dorms. I needed bookshelves last August, it took exactly 20 minutes of driving around and I had a solid wood set, plus another big one I put in the basement.

Still never found a bike, and the one bike shop around here I seriously don't think ever throws anything away, it's like Sanford and Sons in that place.

Also, if you have a Panera, ABP, or something like that that you know dumps a ton of food, talk to them about donating it to a homeless shelter. My friend set something like this up back in college, right after ABP closed he would load up huge garbage bags full of overpriced pastries and push a shopping cart of them down to the shelter. Less food for dirtbags I know, but most of us can eat other ways.
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Old 02-11-07, 10:22 PM
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has anyone been *** dumpster diving?


landgolier... if you're in bloomington, those were probably the rollers i left tehre in august adn they were warped to death.
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Old 02-11-07, 10:25 PM
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oh how I miss the panera dumpster in frederick. go there jack a bag of bread bowls, make some chili, mmmhmmm.

I found a gitane frame by my dumpster at my old apartment, the frame was low quality (kickstand mount), there was also a set of wheels built on pelisser hubs, the hubs had pressed flanges that came loose after being de-laced. me and my dad used to find bmx frames everywhere, I miss when every bmx frame fit me...
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Old 02-11-07, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
has anyone been *** dumpster diving?


landgolier... if you're in bloomington, those were probably the rollers i left tehre in august adn they were warped to death.
Nah, all this was in Chicago. I did get some nice stuff from bloomington, though, a table I gave to my friends, a lamp, monitor I later sold for $20 in chicago, and a random bowl that's now my dog's water bowl. Not a great dumpstering town, though, no back alleys. a
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Old 02-11-07, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by BLACKMARKET
whats the best time for wholefoods??anyone know? thanks guys-
Sundays before 9 am.
It's when they get the fresh produce in and get rid of the old stuff...seriously, get a cargo van. They didn't even care when I used to go. They would just hand stuff to me at the back door, no jumping in a dumpster required
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Old 02-11-07, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
landgolier... if you're in bloomington, those were probably the rollers i left tehre in august adn they were warped to death.
btown, indiana? i love diving there... the kids in the dorms throw out gold, esp at the end of the year.
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I found a fairly nice pair of Alexrims in a dumpster behind a shop in Vancouver, unfortunately I was leaving town in a couple of weeks and couldn't keep 'em.
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Old 02-12-07, 12:08 AM
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because of this thread i went to a panera dumpster tonight! mm their basil pesto focaccias have never been so good
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Originally Posted by Hocam
Anyone ever do the "Buddha walk" at a mall? It looks fun, and adbusters says I should do it.
I am going to take this opportunity to plug what I feel is a very good, arguably important book. The Un-TV and the 10 MPH Car: Experiments in Personal Freedom and Everyday Life by Bernard McGrane. It is essentially a manual and dissertation on experiments in de-socialization. Chapter two, entitled Un-Occupied, Un-Employed, is based on the experience of going into some public place and doing nothing. Not leaning against a tree, not pretending you're waiting for someone, etc. You go to a street corner, a shopping mall, or just about anywhere, and you spend ten minutes doing absolutely nothing with no explanation and no apologies. The results in how your perceptions of the immediate surroundings change and the way the people around you change their behavior towards you is absolutely astounding.

The whole book is a series of experiments in de-socialization and in-depth analysis of the personal and social significance of the results, why things are as they are, etc. An extremely fascinating book.
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found a decent early specialized sirrus with everything but wheels(all 105)in a trash pile riding my bike home from the bar.....had to carry it about 2.5 miles one handed.......but now ive repainted it and used all the leftover parts from my nice bike to build it as my bar/liquor store/circle k/beach bike
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I got owned by the cops once while pulling a Gary Fisher hybrid frame from the LBS scrap heap.
It turned out that they didn't actually care about the dumpster raid; they thought that I was there waiting to make some kind of drug deal. After they searched me and my stuff (without even bothering to inform me before beginning ~_~) it became clear I was simply a very silly person and they let me go on my way, frame and all.
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