Yesterday, we lost a legend. Stan Lee, the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics passed away at the age of 95 in Los Angeles California. In honor of the fallen hero, Marvel fans from across the globe came together on Reddit to pay tribute with some of their favorite Stan Lee moments ever.


Stan Lee was notable for making cameos in Marvel movies:


Every Stan Lee Cameo Ever (1989-2018) youtu.be

So some fans shared their favorite Stan Lee Cameos.


Smart Jokes

I think I'm the only person whose favorite is THOR. "Did it work??" The joke works on its own, but it's made funnier by having it be Lee.

In too many of the other cameos, Lee IS the joke. And that's a bit too self aware for my tastes.

PhillyTaco

A Slight Spoiler

Out of every single Stan Lee cameo, Spider-Man PS4's. Out of the MCU, Captain America: Civil War's.

His Cloak & Dagger painting ain't so bad either

Kilzi

Ranking The Lot

In Order, Top to Bottom, Left to Right

  • X-Men
  • Spider-Man
  • Daredevil
  • HULK
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Fantastic Four
  • X-Men 3: The Last Stand
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Avengers
  • Amazing Spider-Man
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Amazing Spider-Man 2

This only covers these Cameos.

Modification102

Ouch

I love all of his cameos. What saddens me is that it ended.

belladanka

Antantant

I loved the ant-man one. The whole movie is just about over and the plot is over so its not gratuitous like a lot of people hate but its so funny and you've forgotten about the movie's cameo since its been 90+ minutes

Omniaxle

And today, those cameos did end. In honor of his memory, Reddit talked about what inspired them most about him.

A Well Loved Life

One of those things you've known was going to happen for a long time, but then when it does you're still somehow blown away.

That guy is responsible for awesome memories and immense enjoyment in my and many others' lives. What a tremendous life.

ZekkMixes

Close Encounters

I have a fun story of my encounter with Stan. Last year, I attended one of the "Breakfast with Stan Lee" events that he held at conventions across the country. I didn't care how much it cost, I was going to be there since this was one of his final convention visits. The package included a breakfast buffet followed by a Q&A with Stan, 1 item to be autographed and 1 photo op and was limited to about 100 people at the event. Anyway, during his Q&A, a woman stood up and said she and her husband were celebrating 20 years together and that they wanted to renew their wedding vows. I think it actually got mentioned earlier during the session that Stan had been an ordained minister since he was a young man. The woman then asked what it would take for Stan to renew their vows. Without hesitation, Stan stood up and said I'll do it right now. His handlers helped him over to the couple where they both stood in tears as he walked them through their vow renewals. It was just an incredible moment to everyone in the room. He couldn't have been a nicer man to all of us that day.

flysly

A Memory

When I was roughly 10 years old, I went to a comic book convention. At the time I was writing my own comics (think of what a 10 year old would write) and did my own doodles (think of what a 10 year old would draw). At this convention, there was Stan Lee, and I decided to have him sign some stuff (this was roughly around 2003 and at a smaller convention, so getting Stan to sign stuff was no real difficulty). I had him sign my Avengers #33 comic, but I also decided to have him sign one of my own drawings, as a means of getting his blessing. As an adult I cringe at the thought, but I didn't know better as a kid. Stan saw the drawing, smiled, looked at me and said "you better sign this too, or else people might actually think it's mine!" Or something along those lines. He happily signed it and I went on my way. I don't know if I would have the same decorum or seeming pleasure when it comes to signing some random kids doodling, but Stan had no compunction about it. What a guy.

nickcooper1991

A Champion

I'm just gonna leave this here.

I found comics when I was eight or nine. I was out with my dad, was bored out of my mind, and happened to see a magazine that looked like a cartoon. I picked it up, and leafed through it. I remember the moment I turned the page, it was a large panel of the most badass woman I'd ever seen in my life- she was tall, strong, beautiful, and in command. Something clicked in my head the first time I saw Storm in print, and I've never looked back.

I know there are going to be people who cringe at anything remotely feminist, or be all hur durr SJW. But for a little girl on a small military base on the ass end of Asia, I'd found her- my first real role model. She didn't cringe, or whine, or worry about her nails- she didn't demand obedience, but commanded respect because she was powerful, and wise, and above all- kind. Storm was everything I wanted to be.

As I got more into comics- to my mother's chagrin, and my Thor-loving father's delight- I found a bigger and brighter world. Word's can't express the first time I turned on the cartoon and saw Jubilee- it was the first time I'd seen a superhero that had Asian in her, just like me (I'm half-Korean).

It might sound stupid to other people, but for a small, shy girl, having super heroes that were women, that were Asian, that weren't perfect but still tried to save the world was a game changer.

And it's still true today. I have a nine year old cousin on my Korean side. She didn't care about superheroes- until I mentioned Jubilee, because now there's one that looks like her.

Stan Lee didn't create every character I love, or every story arc that moved me. But he helped create the world I fell in love with, nurture it, and championed things like racial equality, feminism, and gay rights during times when it wasn't popular or even really allowed. So I'll always love him for that, and I'll love the legacy he left in his charming, funny, big hearted wake. Thanks for your light, Stan. I hope we can keep it going.

Lacuna-Foil

A Gift

He gifted me the role model and brother i never had.

He gave me a warm hug in a form of a comicbook when i was going through tough s***.

And i'm still standing at my 24 years of age worshiping a man who wears a red and blue costume and can climb walls.

Not mentioning he isn't real......because he is to all of us.

Thanks, Uncle Ben.

We all love you.

RIP

RealPunyParker


RIP, Stan.

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They say one man's trash is another man's treasure - and sometimes that saying is pretty literal.

Lots of people build entire businesses picking up cool stuff on bulk-pickup trash day, and upcycling it into something even better that people are willing to pay for.

Sometimes, you might even end up with something pristine and usable right away.

Reddit user JampackedAlborn1976 asked:

What is the most valuable item that you have seen somebody throw away or have found in the garbage?

And for real ... some of these people scored BIG TIME. Like big time. Like really big.

Like Refrigerator Big

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"Our current refrigerator is a double-door one with exterior ice and water dispensers. We got it for free, with absolutely no problems whatsoever. It's just a few years old."

"How we got it? My dad (civil engineer) was doing some work on someone's apartment when they said they had bought a new modern French door refrigerator and that they were just going to discard their current refrigerator."

"My dad simply asked if he could have it.. and they said yes." - SauloJr

Immigrants In Action

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"I immigrated to the US from Brazil when I was 12. And every Saturday, my mom, stepdad, sister and I would go out at night to upper middle class neighborhoods the day before trash pickup to rummage through the garbage they were putting out."

"We found perfectly good TVs, VCRs, microwaves, couches, lazy boys, tables, books and comics, etc."

"I couldn't believe these Americans were throwing out like that. We furnished our entire house with that stuff. The entire Brazilian immigrant community in my town did it. We were flabbergasted." - PhillipLlerenas

With A Note

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"My wife yelled at me that someone put a big TV outside with a note on it. Walked across the street and it was a brand new Samsung 37 inch HDTV."

"They were actually renovating the apartment building and got an upgraded TV. Even had the remote taped to it with batteries, I guess I have really nice neighbors here in NYC." - MadLintElf

Life Hack!

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"If you want high end stuff out of the garbage for free, follow these steps:"

"Pick a city with a large university in it. If it's a school well known for its law programs, or medical, or engineering, all the better."

"Search for luxury apartment complexes that market themselves towards students. Look for things like included shuttle service, pools, fitness centers, etc. The more expensive and swanky the better."

"Figure out when finals week is at the end of Spring semester."

"Dumpster dive at those luxury apartment complexes during that week and the following weekend."

"Very wealthy international students will arrive in the US, fully outfit an apartment with nice furniture, big TVs, audio systems, gaming consoles, you name it, and when the semester ends they just junk it all because they aren't going to fly it back to wherever, and it's too much effort to spend the time selling when they do not care about the money."

"It's a smaller scale phenomenon a little like all the luxury cars abandoned at the airport in Dubai." - whattothewhonow

Literal Gold Treasure

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"I found a gold coin at goodwill for 5 bucks. It was in a case with someone's name and company name."

"It was their gift from the company for retiring. I assume the family threw it out when he died not knowing it was solid gold. It was in a in a thick solid plastic case that had to be cracked opened."

"It literally said 1 oz fine gold on it. I figured 5 bucks was worth the risk it not being real."

"It was a South African KRUGERRAND 1 oz coin. Everyone was just too busy to read it lol."

"Bought it and took it too a pawn shop and sold it for a couple grand." - streetmitch

The Best Day Of My Life

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"When I was a kid, I grew up right outside the Los Angeles area in the suburbs. My stepdad was a garbage truck driver for the city of Beverly Hills."

"I swear in the late 80s and early 90s we'd have so much basically brand new stuff (still in boxes) brought home on a regular basis."

"I'll never forget one day in particular. My stepdad came home and was like 'get ready, come to the car, I'll need your help.' So I go down there and in back seat of his car he had a few large black garbage bags."

"We haul them up to our apartment and he's like 'go ahead, open them.' Inside was what I could only describe as an 80s kids trove of treasures."

"One bag contained just about every Ghostbusters and GI joe toy you can imagine, they were played with but had every little accessory, there was a bunch the playsets and everything."

"In the other bag was pretty much every LEGO of the early 80s sets, still in their original boxes. I was a big LEGO nerd but was totally thrown off by the old school space ones because they looked nothing like the 90s space sets. I think they even said "NASA" the minifig's chests."

"That was like a random day in July, it felt like Christmas. I was 9 years old and it was basically like the best day of my life up to that point." - Zombgief

Who Throws Away Money?

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"A jar full of quarters."

"Annual spring cleaning projects happen in a lot of towns where anyone can put almost anything on the curb and it's taken away for free. It's to stop open dumping or stuff being dumped in ditches."

"Sometimes people deal with estates from winter by just dumping all their grandfather's stuff on the curb for the cleanup to get the house empty immediately. Most often they don't even bother to look at what they are throwing away."

"In 2012 on north road in Akwesasne I found an estate pile that I shuttled back and forth with my bike trailer getting lots of older tools like a scythe, hammers, saws, screwdrivers and wrenches, a 22 rifle with 100 round of ammo, a bunch of ar15 magazines, cast iron cookware, oil lamps, a hand crank food mill with all kinds of accessories, a black raven axe head (worth $100 easily since they are a collectable), and a quart size mason jar full of change mostly quarters."

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Filing Fever

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"I own a small company which is located directly in front of a state funded program facility. The state decided to have this office shred all of their files as they were going to switch to electronic data (exclusively)."

"We found two of these old rotary filing cabinets outside of their office. They're worth almost $3k each!"

"They just placed them there and we saw them and asked what they planned on doing with them. They said, 'Hmmm.....either donate them or trash them.' The state told them simply to get rid of them."

"We jumped at this and took the two into our already tiny office because there was no way in hell that we were going to let these gems go. (We do use paper files, unfortunately)."

"They wanted to give us two smaller ones but seriously, our office is very small. I made some phone calls and they were picked up immediately by other office workers/friends." - GlitzBlitz

This Sucks - In A Good Way!

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"In the 1990s my moms work had a really nice high end Hoover that stopped working. They threw it out."

"My mom took it home because my dad tinkers and repairs things easily. Turns out since it was a bagged vacuum all the dummies had to do is REPLACE THE BAG."

"Like it never occurred to them to do the most easy and basic step. My parents were excited to have a really upgraded vacuum. Maybe like $500ish." - schweddyboobs

Tiffany's Trash

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"My dad found an old stained glass window laying out by someone's trash. He thought it would look cool hanging in our cabin, so he stopped and grabbed it."

"It sat in our garage for a few years before he looked at it more closely and found "Tiffany and Co." branding on it. He got in touch with some stained glass window dude who figured it was worth about $40k fully restored, so my dad sold it to him for somewhere around $30k." - throwaway_stopdrink

Have you had any awesomely trashtastic treasures? Let us know!