Posts Tagged: ATMs

Machine That Dispenses Old Sugared Bread Finally Arriving On Upper East Side

"Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills bakery that helped launched the modern cupcake craze, is once again revolutionizing New Yorkers’ dessert. The company is bringing its much-hyped Cupcake ATM to its bakery at 780 Lexington Ave. near 60th Street, following a multi-year anticipation."


ATM Creator's Card Expires

Speaking of ATMs, John Shepherd-Barron passed away earlier this week. Sheperd-Barron is credited with having invented the machines.

Shepherd-Barron had been infuriated that he could not always gain access to his money when he needed it, especially over the weekend, when banks were closed. "It struck me that there must be a way I could get my own money, anywhere in the world or the UK. I hit upon the idea of a chocolate bar dispenser, but replacing chocolate with cash."

Shortly afterwards, by chance, he bumped into the chief general manager of Barclays Bank, who was about to have lunch. "I said, over a pink gin, [...]


Woman Angry At ATM

Well, sure, we've all been there: "Officers said the as yet unexplained attack took place shortly after midnight on Saturday July 2 in Chippenham. The woman stood at the cash point in the market place for several minutes before removing her shoe and striking the machine 'almost fifty times'. She appeared to make a second attempt to use the machine before removing her shoe again to repeat the attack. At one point she can be seen taking a run up at the Barclays bank hole-in-the-wall. The attack left both the key pad and the screen out of order." You know what I find most interesting about this video? [...]


Cockney ATM Renders Additional Jokes Superfluous

Things from England: "Bank Machine, which runs 2,500 ATMs across the country, has set up five cash dispensers in locations from Spittalfields to Barnet that offer customers the option either to request cash in English, or 'moolah for ya sky rocket' in cockney. Ask for cockney and the machine tells you it is 'Readin' your bladder of lard' before asking for your 'Huckleberry Finn'. Then the hard decisions start. Do you want to see your balance on the Charlie Sheen? Or withdraw sausage and mash?" Yep.