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    My friend Ernest (who looks like a total bum here) risks life and limb while digging through the dumpsters full of vintage beer cans parked outside our building. A third dumpster has now appeared. When will it end?

    Update: So the deal is these belonged to a guy known as "The Beer Can Man". He had a place in our building and collected these along with bar signs and all sorts of other stuff. He died a while back and these are being hauled away. They can't be recycled for the deposit because they are tin and steel.

    By the end there were 12 trailer-size dumpsters of cans!

    1. abandonview 91 months ago | reply

      crazy.. i was thinking a couple small dumpsters... this is unbelievable, like 4 bedrooms stacked floor to ceiling full of cans

    2. tubes. 91 months ago | reply

      Yeah. It's totally insane.

    3. tubes. 90 months ago | reply

      Update, they are currently fuilling up dumpsters 9 and 10! It never ends.

    4. CHAUSS513 90 months ago | reply

      I collect Schaefer beer related items, any chance you could score me abox of em and I will gladly pay for the effort and other related costs.

    5. tubes. 90 months ago | reply

      Not sure if there are any Shaefer one's but I'll look if the dumpster is still there in the morning.

    6. afiler 87 months ago | reply

      That's totally bizarre. Were those coming out of the NK building? It's a good thing I moved, because I used to live about three blocks away and had I found that, my place would have ended up full of aluminum and old beer smell. Were they all beer, or was there soda in there too? I've seen some pretty cool graphic design on pop-top soda cans, but I've hardly seen any beer cans.

    7. tubes. 87 months ago | reply

      Yup, the full story is in the comments here:
      flickr.com/photos/seantubridy/276830761
      They were all beerand I took quite a few.

    8. bowerbirdnest 50 months ago | reply

      Oh my goodness.. the weird things people leave behind when they're gone.

    9. inkiworld 50 months ago | reply

      Ooh wow what a cool story behind it :) And the set of it is wonderful!

    10. wonderhinterland 44 months ago | reply

      Incredible! Where did these fit in his house? And better yet, you have to wonder how many of the beers he actually drank himself!

    11. tubes. 44 months ago | reply

      They were in a warehouse. And I'm guessing eh drank a lot!

    12. herbie3rivers 44 months ago | reply

      I guess, the big question is, what happened to them since?

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