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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dollar Dollar Bill Y'all

Posted by on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Slog Tipper Rich found this and passed it on to me: It is a counterfeit hundred dollar bill with Christian quotations printed on it. This is a pretty standard evangelizing tool. It triggers your greed reflex and is then supposed to guilt you: "Oh, you'll stop for money, but you won't pay attention to GOD'S WORD?" Anyway, here's the back: (Click to enlarge.)

  • Kelly O

And when you flip it over, you've got your standard Jesus-messages, too:


And so you'd expect that the face on the bill would be Jesus, right? Jesus H. Christ, smiling out at you from the center of the bill, where Benjamin Franklin usually is? Right? WRONG! Instead, it's a smiling, bearded Al Gore:


There can only be one question: What the fuck is going on? Are Christians worshiping Al Gore, now? Why did I not get that memo? A click-to-enlarge photograph of the front of the Bearded Al Gore Jesus money—courtesy of Kelly O—is after the jump. Thanks to Rich for making my world one hundred Inconvenient Dollars more confusing now.

  • Kelly O


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Will in Seattle 1
My Jesus is in the Temple, kicking out the Pharisees and overturning the money changer's tables.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM · Report this
My Jesus is a pederast. On the other hand, no one fucks with him.
Posted by supergp on March 24, 2010 at 11:47 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 3
My Jesus thinks somebody should call the Secret Service and let them know about this.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on March 24, 2010 at 11:51 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 4

Be wary of the man who offers to buy you cocktails with bills that have things about Jesus on them.

And...Stay Thirsty My Friends.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on March 24, 2010 at 11:58 AM · Report this
Asparagus! 5
That portrait is like an amalgam or Al Gore and Commander Riker.
Posted by Asparagus! on March 24, 2010 at 12:18 PM · Report this
I would like a list of vendors that accept my Al Gore scrip.
Posted by Jesus Saves on March 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM · Report this
Free toilet paper!
Posted by K X One on March 24, 2010 at 12:48 PM · Report this
Heh, put that in the donation dish next time you're at church.
Posted by STJA on March 24, 2010 at 1:02 PM · Report this
rob! 9
A new $100 note design will make its debut on April 21. Coincidence? I think not!!
Posted by rob! on March 24, 2010 at 1:09 PM · Report this
rob! 10
This seems relevant (found here:
...18 USC 475 prescribes criminal penalties against anyone who "designs, engraves, prints, makes, or executes, or utters, issues, distributes, circulates, or uses any business or professional card, notice, placard, circular, handbill, or advertisement in the likeness or similitude of any obligation or security of the United States issued under or authorized by any Act of Congress or writes, prints, or otherwise impresses upon or attaches to any such instrument; obligation, or security, or any coin of the United States, any business or professional card, notice, or advertisement, or any notice or advertisement whatever"...
Posted by rob! on March 24, 2010 at 1:23 PM · Report this
The Max 11
Isn't it obvious? Al Gore is the counterfeiter's Jesus!
Posted by The Max on March 24, 2010 at 1:40 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 12
@2 - no, that's the Pope.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 24, 2010 at 2:01 PM · Report this
balderdash 13
I'm pretty sure that's meant to snidely imply that Al Gore is as bogus as the money he's on.
Posted by balderdash on March 24, 2010 at 3:03 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 14
Most of you kids are too young to remember, but it used to be that you couldn't open a phone book (which was a book they used to hand out with everyone's phone number in it) at a pay phone (which were these phones you had to put change in to use) in downtown Seattle (which was this collection of local stores not connected by a mall) without running into these creepy mimeographed (which was a way of copying before copiers) sheets of bible verses. You'd find them in books from the Central Library also.

I always wondered who did that, and what kind of life they lived. I imagined them living in a dark little studio apartment on First Hill or in Belltown with nothing but a black and white TV and a mimeograph machine
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on March 24, 2010 at 3:43 PM · Report this
The Amazing Jim 15
It's all about the Alberts...
Posted by The Amazing Jim on March 24, 2010 at 3:45 PM · Report this
rob! 16
@14, mimeographs! I used to smell those!
Posted by rob! on March 24, 2010 at 5:56 PM · Report this
Simone 17
I found a $5 version infront of a family christian store on my way to Trader Joe's. I dumped it in the recycle.
Posted by Simone on March 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM · Report this
Apparently there's another version of this printed specifically to screw over restaurant servers. One side looks like a hundred bucks, the other side says "Looking for a tip?" and then goes on about Jebus or something. I heard of this at the "Waiter Rant" blog, where a few different servers reported getting them.
Posted by rhymeswithlibrarian on March 24, 2010 at 8:51 PM · Report this

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