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   Martin Luther King Jr. tapes discovered in pristine condition in Summerville home. Rick from "Pawn Stars" will give you five bucks for them

20 Nov 2012 04:54 PM   |   3525 clicks   |   Live5 News Charleston
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give me doughnuts     
He has a buddy that is an expert on recordings of MLK, Jr.

20 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
nekom    [TotalFark]  
I'll be honest with you, it's a pretty interesting bit of history, but there's just no market for it out there.

20 Nov 2012 03:04 PM
Shostie    [TotalFark]  
I'll be honest, man. These are great, but I just don't know what they're worth or how long they're going to stay in my store. They could end up sitting on the shelf for years taking up space in my store. I'll give you $6 for them.

20 Nov 2012 03:06 PM
Darth_Lukecash    [TotalFark]  
It will just sit on my shelf for who knows how long.

20 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
bunner     
Please give these to a competent audio engineer who will know how to properly process / bake the tapes, so the adhesive that binds the metal oxide to the polymer backing reactivates, so you don't turn them into a pile of dust as you press play.

20 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
tnpir     
I mean...I THINK they're real...but I just don't know what they're worth.

I'll give you fifty bucks, and I don't even know why I'm offering THAT.

20 Nov 2012 03:35 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey    [TotalFark]  
Ten years ago, I would have given you 100,000 for them. But in this economy...20 bucks. And I don't even know why I'm giving you that.

20 Nov 2012 03:52 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
I feel like I just watched an entire season of Pawn Stars

20 Nov 2012 03:54 PM
Adjective Bird Whiskey    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I feel like I just watched an entire season of Pawn Stars


Hey, why don't you go write this up?

20 Nov 2012 03:55 PM
Sapper_Topo     
You know I gotta think about my costs here. I gotta pay for them to go to auction, I gotta meet the reserve. 25 bucks

20 Nov 2012 04:35 PM
kumanoki     
Hey, any of you guys have a copy of Battletoads?

20 Nov 2012 04:56 PM
blueknight     
well, i think they are really cool, but there is just such a limited market for them, and they will sit on my shelf FOREVER!

20 Nov 2012 04:58 PM
Mr. Ekshun     
For some reason I always misread that is "Prawn Stars". It helps me feel superior.

20 Nov 2012 04:59 PM
jtown     
I worked a few shows at a small theater and saw some interesting looking tapes stashed away in the sound booth. Moon landings, speeches, and such. It's amazing what people can find squirreled away in the dark corners of garages, attics, and closets.

20 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
MJMaloney187     
So wait ... if Walt and Jessie are cooking meth in people's houses, wouldn't the HUGE electricity bill give them away? I mean, wouldn't the homeowner notice a $5000 electric bill?

20 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
KarmicDisaster    [TotalFark]  
Let's go do some paperwork.

20 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
Rickenbacker     
Yes, I know my expert said they're worth 10 grand, but I have to get them cleaned up, put them either in the store or up for auction, and still make a little money. Twenty bucks is the best I can do.

20 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
KrispyKritter     
you'd be surprised how much this type of thing pops up

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hotrink

20 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
downstairs    [TotalFark]  
The thing is, Martin Luther King's people made thousands of these and passed them out as gifts.  Its really not that rare.  But the case is nice.  I can give you 50 bucks for the case.

20 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

MJMaloney187: So wait ... if Walt and Jessie are cooking meth in people's houses, wouldn't the HUGE electricity bill give them away? I mean, wouldn't the homeowner notice a $5000 electric bill?


Wrong thread?

20 Nov 2012 05:04 PM
WTF_Are_You_Looking_At     
I love Pawn Star. The old man is such a quirk.

20 Nov 2012 05:08 PM
SkerriNinja     
In Summerville? Hmm. Usually it's white hoods being found in closets in that part of town.

20 Nov 2012 05:09 PM
MJMaloney187     

blatz514: MJMaloney187: So wait ... if Walt and Jessie are cooking meth in people's houses, wouldn't the HUGE electricity bill give them away? I mean, wouldn't the homeowner notice a $5000 electric bill?

Wrong thread?



I'm just sayin' ... the power those machines consume has to be enormous.

20 Nov 2012 05:10 PM
Wittenberg Dropout     
Sorry, I can't hear these tapes over the sound of how awesome Obama is.

20 Nov 2012 05:13 PM
downstairs    [TotalFark]  
ilovethisthread.jpg
 
/We have a deal.
//I'll have Chumley write you up. 

20 Nov 2012 05:17 PM
Jument     
I don't know why but I am hopelessly addicted to Pawn Stars. It's a stupid show and I'm sure it's mostly made up but I look forward to every episode. Help me!

20 Nov 2012 05:17 PM
GungFu     
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Jimmy issues statement: 'We were friends, it was consensual and we were both adults at the time. The tapes were for private use."

20 Nov 2012 05:17 PM
Satanic_Hamster     
Wonder how long till the King family sues the guy who found the discs.

20 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
Billy Bathsalt     
What's even more important, what we hear is a much different Civil Rights leader than seen in the history books.

"And so I'm not gonna give you a motto of preach philosophy burn baby burn," King could be heard saying in the recording.



MLK advocating nonviolence? That is a turn of events.

20 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
so... what do u want to do with them?
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SELL THEM.

how much do you want?

$X.XX

well X is kinda high
i'm thinking more like $X/2

20 Nov 2012 05:25 PM
MadMattressMack     
"I'm gonna say build baby build, organize baby organize."

The next tape we're going to find is going to be about "Drill, baby, drill!" Then they'll all be re-released together in the "Life after death, baby, death!' album with all proceeds going to the King family.

20 Nov 2012 05:25 PM
tbhouston     
yah that may be what they would sell for at auction, but good luck finding the perfect buyer. This is a rare item, which means the market is small on it.

Honestly, if you had them signed that would triple the price. Even though Pops would say its a bad investment, i'm willing to go to $350 but thats my absolute limit. I'll even pay you in hundreds

20 Nov 2012 05:30 PM
OpCit     
Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.

20 Nov 2012 05:32 PM
PsychoPhil     

bunner: Please give these to a competent audio engineer who will know how to properly process / bake the tapes, so the adhesive that binds the metal oxide to the polymer backing reactivates, so you don't turn them into a pile of dust as you press play.


THIS.

Granted the better tape (the reels looked 3M) keeps well, but something like this needs a good historical preservation AND a copy over to a nice high bitrate format.

I love how they talk about the recording quality. Yes kids, 1/4 inch open reel sounds damn good vs a cassette player. Wasn't 1/4 inch used for studio recording at one time, albeit at 15ips? (the recordings looked like 3 3/4, perfectly fine for voice, even music)

20 Nov 2012 05:35 PM
GreenSun     
Even Martin Luther King Jr. has his own sexy tapes awesome!

"Oh yeah oh yeah Rosa Parks, lemme sit yo ass here on my big seat!"

20 Nov 2012 05:40 PM
Bruxellensis     
A picture?
I'll give ya like 500 words for it.

20 Nov 2012 05:42 PM
stewmadness     
American Restoration was the best thing to come out of this show.

20 Nov 2012 05:43 PM
T0R0L0C0     
In Vegas-
customer: I want 50
Rick: (long ass explanation of why he wants it cheap)
Rick: I'll give you 20
customer: can I get 40
Rick: 30 is the best I can do
customer: ok 30 is good
Old man: dammit Rick, you should have offered 25

In Detroit-
customer: I want 50
Les: how about 10
customer: maybe 40
Les: 10
customer: ok 30
Les: 10 is all i can give you
customer: you cheap ass bastard, go to hell
customer: hey get off of me man, stop pushing
Les: (outside) you can't do that in my store, don't come back
customer: fark you
Les: have a nice day

20 Nov 2012 05:44 PM
Pinnacle Point     
During the Chicago Riots, LBJ sent advisers to meet with MLK to help develop a course action to best diffuse the dangerous situation. MLK turned the group away because he was holed up in a hotel for hours trying to convince street gang punks not to throw rocks at the national guard for invading their turf. His Gandhi style pacifism saved many kids from possibly being machined gunned down in US city streets.

20 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
Captain James T. Smirk    [TotalFark]  

OpCit: Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.


I agree that Fark.com is done. It'll probably become a collectible, but there isn't a huge market for Fark.coms out there right now. I'll give you ten bucks for it, and I don't even know why I'm offering that.

20 Nov 2012 05:46 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
hey chumlee what u gonna buy now
a cake??
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20 Nov 2012 05:46 PM
andyofne     

OpCit: Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.


lol. ok.

20 Nov 2012 05:49 PM
andyofne     

Pinnacle Point: His Gandhi style pacifism saved many kids from possibly being machined gunned down in US city streets.


So, tell me, how many kids were really machine gunned down in US city streets?

20 Nov 2012 05:50 PM
weirdneighbour     
....and not a penny more.

20 Nov 2012 06:00 PM
LikeALeafOnTheWind     
Hey.. hes gotta make some profit.

20 Nov 2012 06:01 PM
Snargi     

OpCit: Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.


I didn't know Fark.com was a social commentary site. If that kind of shiat breaks out I'll stop visiting.

20 Nov 2012 06:11 PM
PC LOAD LETTER    [TotalFark]  
I know these are super-rare, but I can't say I've had anyone come into the shop asking for MLK tapes. $160 is about as high as I can go, and I am putting my neck out for this.

20 Nov 2012 06:21 PM
PC LOAD LETTER    [TotalFark]  

OpCit: Out of twenty-nine comments, there were twenty-seven pawnstar jokes before two comments about MLK and the article. Fark is farked. Sadly, I think this website is done.


Account created: 2011-08-28 16:38:33

This somehow has changed radically from slightly over a year ago?

1/10 and you have to stand in the corner signing Justin Beiber.

20 Nov 2012 06:23 PM
ShawnDoc     
That's cash money.

20 Nov 2012 06:35 PM
special20    [TotalFark]  

andyofne: Pinnacle Point: His Gandhi style pacifism saved many kids from possibly being machined gunned down in US city streets.

So, tell me, how many kids were really machine gunned down in US city streets?


...how do you see that keyboard through the holes in your pointy white hood? Oh, you say you have Grand Dragon speech recognition installed... oooohhh...

20 Nov 2012 06:38 PM
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