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The E-Sylum:  Volume 4, Number 7, February 11, 2001, Article 10

DUMB AND DUMBER 

   Reported Thursday, February 01, 2001 by  Reuters: 

   "Police in Kentucky are looking for a customer who 
   succeeded in paying for a $2 order at a fast-food 
   restaurant with a phony $200 bill featuring a picture of 
   President George W. Bush and a depiction of the White 
   House with a lawn sign saying, "We like broccoli." 

   Authorities say the female cashier at a Dairy Queen in 
   Danville even gave the culprit $198 in real money as change. 
   "Essentially, the story is that somebody at a drive-in ordered 
   some food and passed a $200 novelty deal with George Bush 
   on it," Danville Police Detective Bob Williamson said.  "At a 
   distance it looks like a real bill, it's got the green color," 
   Williamson said when asked how the cashier possibly could 
   mistake it for genuine money.  The cartoonish bill was 
   accepted on Sunday evening by the Dairy Queen cashier 
   despite having Bush on one side and an oil well on the other. 
   The phony bill also depicted the White House lawn with yard 
   signs reading "U.S. deserves a tax cut," "No more scandals" 
   and "We like broccoli," the last apparently referring to Bush's 
   father's admitted dislike for the vegetable.  No U.S. currency 
   has a picture of Bush, let alone a reference to liking broccoli. 
   Because there is no actual $200 currency, the culprit could 
   face a charge of theft by deception but not counterfeiting, 
   Williamson said." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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