Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Who Knew?

  I didn't know this denomination existed.  

  Did you?

  Imagine plunking this down next to a coffee and a bear claw at the 7-Eleven.  

  Then asking, "Can you break this?"

"Oh, sure, everyone knows who Washington, Lincoln, Jackson, Grant, and Franklin are.  But, do you think anyone knows who the hell I am?  And I started a war.  'Course, the British burned Washington, D.C. down during that war, but hey, Franklin wasn't even a frikkin' president.  And he was fat."

  Then again, the way things are going in Washington, we may see a $5,000 cup of coffee by year's end.

  Okay, back to the bathroom.  Tile's not gonna lay itself you know.

On a personal note, it's good to know that something's getting laid around here.

31 comments:

  1. Lucky tiles, eh!

    James Madison...smart man went for the bill that no one would ever have in their pocket. Not much on wanting notoriety, I guess. Or...someone in the treasury department really didn't like his mug.

    I guess you're feeling a little "flushed" with this job, eh Al! Keep at'er boy!

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  2. I like to think that the trillion dollar bill from The Simpsons is real and that I could buy a very cheap cup of coffee with it. I wonder if five thousand dollar bills actually exist. I wouldn't be too surprised if they did but I also wouldn't be too surprised if the internet was messing with me again.

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    1. Sadly, a trillion just doesn't go as far as it used to.

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  3. You can buy some serious property and hotels with that bill in Monopoly.

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    1. Then I might go to Jail.
      Without passing Go.

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  4. Have you heard about the trillion dollar platinum coin which could solve the debt ceiling problem? I hope they put Rufus T Firefly's head on it. If you put that coin in your pocket, would your balls feel bigger or smaller?

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    1. I don't know why, but it makes me think of the following....
      I hear that, since Kanye West started dating Kim Kardashian, he was coming into money.

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  5. Damn! I just handed over a few of these bills to the pizza delivery guy.

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    1. You must have gotten the Supreme with extra cheese then.
      By the way, I wonder if I'm doing something wrong (I probably am). The latest post I have for you is January 2. Considering how prolific you are, I was thinking that can't be right. Did that have to do with when you moved?
      Curious...

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  6. Had no idea... but I do know that the $500 bill was discontinued because it was too easy for the Mob to launder money.

    Which pisses me off, because I really like it when my money's clean, pressed, and lightly starched.

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    1. The reason this even came up was something I saw in the Parade magazine which asked us to guess which denomination was accurate. Since I got the others right and the only one left was James Madison and the $5,000 bill, I used my deductive reasoning (sharpened from multiple CSI viewings) and presto!, a bill I will NEVER own.

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    2. I did some checking. The last large denomination bills were last printed in 1945 (I don't EVER remember seeing one of these). Which makes sense. Can you imagine having the (or luck) of having to use this bill?

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  7. damn that would be nice to have, I'll trade a big stack of dollar bills for a few of those, it will at least look like more haha

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    1. Yeah, but is it as heart-warming as a child's love?
      Or a hot fudge sundae as big as your head?

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  8. I am very impressed by your home improvement skills. Very impressed.

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    1. I do a lot of reading.
      And destroy a lot of things.

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  9. He's got nothing on Chase (10,000) or Wilson (100,000)

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    1. I don't know which is sadder...that I knew what denominations they graced.
      Or that I know who Chase was (Wilson was easy to remember).

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  10. My $5000 bill looks nothing like that. I think that's a forgery!

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    1. It's amazing what you can do with those "Paint By Numbers" kits.

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  11. I would be happy with just a twenty in my purse this week.

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    1. I have two kids in college. I'm lucky to have George there.

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  12. That last line would have made me nearly choke on my coffee if I had been drinking a coffee haha, best of luck with the tiles man. Funny I had accidentally typed out "good luck with the piles man," don't ask why because even I don't know. If somebody came into my work with that note I would have to turn them away, using the excuse that we don't trade in American dollars, I'd love to own one of these bad boys.

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    1. Speaking of piles....I had an operation several years ago to relieve me of same. I remember, as I was being wheeled into the Operating Room, thinking, "This would probably be a funny story one day."
      Since I don't want to run the risk of TMI, I haven't written it down (although, when you think of it, I DID write about my colonoscopy, so maybe I should reconsider).

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    1. I'm also thinking I'd get quite a reaction if I flashed one of these at a "Gentleman's Club."
      I'd sure hate to ask for change, though.

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  14. You realize that it is illegal to photograph currency, right?

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    1. LMAO!!!!!! Just hope no one tweets this post! Big brother watches Twitter!

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    2. I am flattered that you think I had one of these to photograph.

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  15. What can I say other then I would love to have such a bill but then if I did I would want to save it and not spend it............so no don't think it would be a good idea.......lol

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