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June 6, 2013 9:09 AM   Subscribe

Famously valuable, Scrooge McDuck's money bin is now becoming reality.
posted by Chrysostom (33 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Given that 1 ounce of gold is roughly $5.00

what
posted by my favorite orange at 9:17 AM on June 6, 2013 [5 favorites]


Lost me at Duck Tales. Carl Barks' McDuck is the only McDuck!
posted by KokuRyu at 9:18 AM on June 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


HERE IN

DUCK BURG
posted by elizardbits at 9:20 AM on June 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yeah, well, even IF I lived near enough to go to see this, I am pretty damn sure they would kick me out once I got naked to REALLY revel in it.
posted by Samizdata at 9:20 AM on June 6, 2013


I mean, c'mon, it's not like PANTSLESS Scrooge McDuck didn't set a precendent.
posted by Samizdata at 9:22 AM on June 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


IT'S A

DUCK BLUR
posted by The Whelk at 9:24 AM on June 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have never understood that construction. "Famously valuable, [sentence]." Why not just say: "Scrooge McDuck's famously valuable money bin is now becoming reality."?
posted by Eideteker at 9:25 AM on June 6, 2013


"iam8bit have loaded up an ersatz money bin with oversized plush cash and other baubles"

so it's basically a ball pit. they shoulda used those plastic gold coins or maybe those gold hanukkah chocolate coins.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 9:25 AM on June 6, 2013


01 what even is a duck blur

02 it would be more appealing full of macaroni cheese

03 I think I remember a post, maybe on mefi, showing, perhaps even with exciting graphs/charts, how you would die horribly if you attempted to dive facefirst into a bin full of gold coins?
posted by elizardbits at 9:26 AM on June 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


I have never understood that construction. "Famously valuable, [sentence]." Why not just say: "Scrooge McDuck's famously valuable money bin is now becoming reality."?

To indicate that the topic is the money bin, not Scrooge McDuck.
posted by DU at 9:27 AM on June 6, 2013


Duck blur (Urban Dictionary): A chaotic commotion of activity, often compared to a hurricane. Neither ducks nor Duckburg are required for a duck blur to exist.

Race-cars, lasers and aeroplances would all qualify.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:29 AM on June 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


When I was ten years old, I spent one day in a undisclosed location, with 1 million US dollars, all in pennies...and ten year old me so badly wanted to treat it like McDucks' money bin.
You can't swim in pennies, but you can bury yourself in them so good that you can't get out.
I also remember the smell of pennies all over my body, it was much more pungent than I would have thought, and pretty disgusting.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 9:31 AM on June 6, 2013 [5 favorites]


So you're saying I can Scrooge McDive? YES.
posted by brundlefly at 9:32 AM on June 6, 2013


Danger Diabolik had a much better idea of what to do in a pile of money
posted by The Whelk at 9:32 AM on June 6, 2013 [4 favorites]


Sorry if that sentence structure bothers you, Eideteker. It sounds fine to my ear.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:33 AM on June 6, 2013


Long story short: lucre really is filthy.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:33 AM on June 6, 2013


I thought a duck blur was the stage preceding a duck blind.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:34 AM on June 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


I thought a duck blur was the stage preceding a duck blind.

Ducular degeneration.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:36 AM on June 6, 2013 [7 favorites]


Way I figure it, I'm going to waste it on hookers and blow, so why bother putting it all in one place?
posted by cjorgensen at 9:36 AM on June 6, 2013


Hold on, my understanding is that gold is currently valued around $1416.80 oz-1?
posted by Blasdelb at 9:36 AM on June 6, 2013


brundlefly: "So you're saying I can Scrooge McDive? YES."

But I would be willing to bet doing it pantsless (MY IMMERSION!) would result in arrests.
posted by Samizdata at 9:38 AM on June 6, 2013


NO NO NOT THJE SONG NO

ITS HAPPENING MAKE IT STOP
posted by ninjew at 9:40 AM on June 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Unfortunately, the Kardashians know how to do this swim.
posted by stormpooper at 9:40 AM on June 6, 2013


> Duck blur (Urban Dictionary): A chaotic commotion of activity, often compared to a hurricane. Race-cars, lasers and aeroplances would all qualify.

Lasers are coherent, not chaotic. A cat stimulated by a laser? That's chaotic.
posted by ardgedee at 9:43 AM on June 6, 2013


It's not a liquid; it's a great many pieces of solid matter that form a hard, floor-like surface.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:47 AM on June 6, 2013


NO NO NOT THJE SONG NO

ITS HAPPENING MAKE IT STOP


ooo-WOOO-ooo.

/cackles
posted by like_a_friend at 9:47 AM on June 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


They were supposed to have ice cream available but it was eaten by a sea monster.
posted by dr_dank at 10:02 AM on June 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just wait until some 1% pukes or pees in there.

Or, perhaps, Occupy slips an angry badger into the bottom.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:36 AM on June 6, 2013


So basically it's a big ball crawl for adults? There should be more of those in the world, so I'm for it.
posted by zorrine at 11:08 AM on June 6, 2013


Anechoic chambers are much less expensive, and get you away from all that hustle-and-bustle crowd, into La Mer.
posted by Twang at 11:37 AM on June 6, 2013


I wonder what the maximum unassisted dive-depth would be for a building-sized money bin, and at what point you would literally be crushed to death by all the coinage on top of you.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:24 PM on June 6, 2013


YOUR ARMS ARE BROKEN!
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 1:25 PM on June 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Renowned duck Scrooge McDuck dove famously into his money bin

am I doing this right
posted by DoctorFedora at 2:32 PM on June 6, 2013


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