Is This Where The Fortune Cookie Monster Lives?

Is the Chinese Cookie Monster Home

Local photographer Hal Bergman was out taking pictures in Downtown this weekend when he and his roommate spotted a dumpster overflowing with fortune cookies.

"I put them on Flickr to show friends as kind of a 'ha ha, look what we found in an alley'." Bergman told LAist. Little did he know that putting his pics online would end up with his discovery being sent around the world via the web thanks to a popular aggregator.

"I'm absolutely amazed that it made it all the way to the front page of Digg, and elsewhere" Bergman added, "I imagine that companies do this kind of thing all the time, but I guess people throwing away food touches on a public nerve."

If by "nerve" you mean, Temptation... Or are you saying that if you saw a dumpster full of wrapped fortune cookies.. you would take one and eat it?

After the jump read some of our favorite staff captions in regards to this pic. Feel free to add your caption(s) in the comments.

photo by Hal Bergen, used by permission, see his whole set here

Heath Biter:
fortune cookie says "one man's trash is another man's dessert"

Christine:
dumpster diver hits jackpot

Elise:
fortune cookie says "Good fortune will be coming your way - or a horrible, excruciating death"

Carolyn (who we stole our headline from):
Home of Fortune Cookie Monster