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Tokens of Our Esteem

Ah, those blissful arcade memories. Trading in quarters for tokens. And if you were lucky, five for a dollar. I still have a few in my desk drawer.

I am so goddamn old.

Granted, the one on the right is probably not from an arcade, as it turns out. But I kinda like the idea that there’s the DoD version of Showbiz Pizza somewhere deep in the bowels of D.C.

Found via Boing Boing.

Update: In slightly related news–since we were talking about quarters, after all–check out this quarter-bouncing video. Either the man is a mutant with coinage richochet powers, or they filmed hundreds of hours of footage and what you see is two minutes and twenty seconds of the lucky hits. Either way, it’s kinda cool. Found via MetaFilter.