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Hidden Cash Has Returned To Clip Money To Trees In The Valley And Write Weird Poetry

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After leaving cash stuffed in toy Angry Birds on the beach, causing a fervor in Burbank in which people ran into traffic, and hiding bottles of bubbles (and money) in a Hollywood dog park, the mysterious Hidden Cash benefactor has returned to Los Angeles. Of course, since his L.A. deposits in late May/early June, he's gotten a little less mysterious. He was outed as Bay Area real estate mogul Jason Buzi. He's also made deposits in other areas, including the UK, sponsored free Ben & Jerry's ice cream on the 4th of July in San Francisco, New York and DC, and most recently, left money in Pez dispensers in San Diego.

Today's Los Angeles deposits are in trees:

Or in these red, plastic boxes:

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He has said that the trees are in the Valley, and he posted three clues to his Twitter account around 10 a.m.:

However, he has been writing some poetry:

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He also wrote a long missive giving hypothetical advice to a hypothetical young person. It's generally pretty ordinary advice about seeing the world, not settling down too fast, being kind to people, not holding grudges, living without regret and choosing a career path carefully. He reminds this hypothetical young person that following your artistic dreams can be very hard.

There are many talented people working as waitresses and bartenders, dreaming of their big break. Visit LA sometime, if you have any doubt, and talk to some of them as you ask them to refill your drink.