Hidden Cash-Grab Fever Comes to Orange County

Categories: Cha-Ching!

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The worldwide phenomenon known as Hidden Cash brought a frenzied hunt for free money in the ground unseen in California since the 1850's (or, you know, since last night's money drop in Whitter) to Orange County Friday. Hundreds of modern-day prospectors flocked to the sands of Huntington Beach in search of 30 magical Pez candy dispensers filled with $50 bills, and two Pez box sets with $100. Hidden Cash tweeted out clues to the location of the said dispensers starting at 9 a.m.

Figure it out yet? That would be at the intersection of 9th and PCH. A few hundred hopefuls stopped by trying to land a quick 50-spot or two. Adults and children alike dropped to their knees and dug through the sand, shuffled their feet while praying to kick up a plastic Iron Man or Yoda, and rustled through the bushes.

Hidden Cash is a self-described "anonymous social experience for good." While not everyone leaves with money, everyone has the opportunity to leave richer in experience (that's the same line we feed our interns, too). We heard all of life's great questions being asked while at the cash drop today, like "What's going on here?"

Take, for example, this exchange we heard between a presumed mother and son:

"So was this what you expected?" the woman asked. "No," said the young boy, somewhat solemnly. "It's hard work, isn't it?" she said. "Yeah," he replied. "I don't know what you expected..."

Right before our eyes, the elementary school-age boy learned a lesson in life's disappointments and working hard for your money...or something.

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Insert some biting social commentary about destruction of nature for man's pursuit of money here.

A young man in his twenties philosophized aloud, "So all these plants get to die over 50 fuckin' bucks?" Get outta the way, hippie.

Those lucky enough to find the free money tweeted pictures of themselves, taunting us suckers who didn't. It's probably just as well we didn't find any money--everyone knows us Weeklings woulda just spent it on pot and hookers escorts anyway.

As your humble reporter trekked back to her car, defeated and bitter, two enterprising young men were seen on PCH working hard for their money, the good, old-fashioned way before the Internet turned us all into a bunch of greedy, lazy freeloaders, and it made us smile for the future of our country. They were walking while doggedly trying to remove that sliver crap off a few scratch-off lotto tickets.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Hidden Cash = Google Earth the many Marijuana Plantations in California

catshitmania
catshitmania

LOL.  This would be a great way to get them to clean the beach up. The rules would say, "In order to be eligible to take prize money, you must discard any trash you find in the near by waste basket". $100?  They are such cheapskates.  Make it 10k at least, come on.  And you could spend all day, like 8 hours in the hot sun sweating for nothing, OR you could sweep floors for 8 hours in an air conditioned office and be sure to take home more.   SUCKERS!

Jay Cauliflower Kim
Jay Cauliflower Kim

Hidden Cash should be ashamed of themselves. One of their events caused 800 people to show up to a wildlife park in Whittier, CA to look for money. Here are the photos from the aftermath: http://m.imgur.com/a/Kh2cK

Jenn Rock
Jenn Rock

So, looking at the times on the posts, the hidden cash thing is geared towards people who don't work for their money? Fri 9am people are at work.

Andy Au
Andy Au

Idiots really bring shovels to this stupid game?

Armando Jr Solis
Armando Jr Solis

This is soo stupid..are people really that dumb and desperate?

Jim Morris
Jim Morris

I heard his next stop is your mom's but crack.. get ready set...

John Hald
John Hald

Wow I'm a block from there stuck at work what a bummer

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues ... awww, da poor wittle wage slave sounds jealous.


Now get back to work, chump.


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay


I don't need to work chicken-dick.  I have all I need and plenty left over for my daughter and granddaughter.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues ... sure you do, which is why you get apoplectic whenever the economy or jobs comes up.


ps: be sure your granddaughter stays in grade school long enough to learn the difference between "believes" and "beliefs".


LOL!

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@fishingblues 

Why do you care? For someone who doesn't "give a shit" what I think you sure are eager to get in your two cents about a comment I posted that wasn't even directed at you.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @fishingblues


Damn stinky,  you are simpleminded.


Still laughing out loud I see, even though no one can hear you.  Definite sign of psychosis.  Not to mention, there is the valley girl thing.  Numb-nuts.  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle 


The visual image was frightening.


For example, if here was a butt ugly, morbidly obese old person standing in the middle of the street in front of me, I may not care that they were old, i may not care that they were fat and I may not care that they were ugly, but I would sure as hell care that I had to witness it.  The image would be horrific.


Does that clear it up for you?    


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle @fishingblues @DonkeyHotay


"libelous"?  That is damn funny.  You loopy liberals ....


You know what half-wit, the whole concept behind these message boards is that anyone can comment on anything at anytime.  


Does your employer know that you cheat and steal his/her time?  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle @fishingblues


Do you know what I have discovered?  Liberals are narcissists.  They see themselves as the center of the universe and therefore take their snotty, smug little selves much too seriously. 

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@fishingblues 

Go ahead and post whatever you like if you feel that's your right...but it takes a real piece of crap of a human being to accuse someone of being a pedophile just because you don't like them.

There is nothing left for me to do in the office right now. My boss doesn't care what I'm doing as long as I am present and available to answer incoming calls. Don't lecture me about wasting time when you spend yours butting into conversations that didn't include you in the first place and insulting anyone who doesn't agree with you. Yeah, that's so constructive.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle @fishingblues


Self-absorbed liberals love to preach and tell others what they should do.  However, I've never seen one take their own advice.

(I bet the donkey boy is so happy that you are protecting him.  He is so sweet and would never cast aspersions.)


I bet, if you asked your employer if they care that you waste the company's money on silly blogs and other personal trivialities, their response would likely shock you.  


If you are insulted by the mild little jabs I've given you, perhaps a Sesame Street blog would be more suitable to your delicate sensibilities.   


I thought that women's libbers considered themselves tough.   

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@fishingblues @fishwithoutbicycle 

Honestly, you've never truly insulted me. Your opinion of me hasn't changed how I feel about myself in any way, shape or form. What puzzles me is your obvious obsession with me. 


I'm not protecting DonkeyHotay....he can obviously take care of himself. I defend him because he has earned my respect. This bitch has no master. Good day.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle @fishingblues


I certainly don't take this stuff seriously.       

I look for challenges.  I figured a person who projects herself as a rough tough women's libber would have some wherewithal and backbone and present a challenge.

I was obviously mistaken.  


Now I'll just give you shit because you are a liberal ninny.    

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