Author Topic: What's worse? "Life Savings" of only $2,600, or blowing it at the carnival?  (Read 4289 times)

No Name Guy

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http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/29/nh-man-loses-life-savings-on-carnival-game/

Clearly, this guy needs a really, REALLY big dude to punch him in the face for stupidity....twice. 

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I need go pretend this isn't real....

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Someone THAT old just NOW realizing the house always wins???  SERIOUSLY??  You think if you just throw more money at the Casino you'll eventually get it back?


AT A CARNIVAL???


Oh man, this guy is at the top!

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Outstanding story.

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But it's a cool banana...

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Have to wonder how much he spent on those tattoos.  Nothing like paying money to display your inner idiot.

No Name Guy

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For shits and grins, I just googled what a kinect costs.  Looks like one could get a full X-Box 360 with kinect for $300 or so new, or just the device for about $100. 

If this guy had 2 working brain cells (which this story clearly indicates, he doesn't), one would have figured he would have stopped at, say, mmmmm....$50, and then just went and bought the damn stupid toy.

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The 30-year-old from Epsom says he kept trying to win back his money by going double or nothing. He dropped $300 in just a few minutes, then says he went home to get $2,300 more and soon lost all of that as well.

"A fool and his money are soon parted"

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This is kind of like the guy who calls the police saying someone robbed him of his drugs... at least when I do something cringe worthy I don't cause the news outlets.

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I like the idea of his life savings sitting in his house in a coffee tin for some reason.

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I find the picture of him and the banana on the stroller with the baby painfully sad.

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I find the picture of him and the banana on the stroller with the baby painfully sad.

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