Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Collectible Dollar Bill From Chester County May Be Headed for Smithsonian.



OK this is really weird. Last week, in another shameless attempt to promote my blog, I wrote,

Google this: THAT BLUE YAK

on three or four dollar bills. I mean...uh....I didn't do it because it's against the law - I saw someone else do it. Yeah that's what happened...

So anyways, my sister calls me this weekend and said her son (my nephew) received a tip at the Country Club he works at, saw the command to Google THAT BLUE YAK, saw the post I wrote about the Downingtown Farmer's Market and realized it was my blog because he's heard the story before.

What are the odds of that happening?

And to my nephew: STOP READING MY BLOG.

And to everyone else, let me know if you can write this phrase on a few bills this morning. Also, is it REALLY illegal to deface money? Has there ever been a case of someone being prosecuted? My one minute Google search is very unclear on this. Maybe one of my readers that has nothing important to do can find this out for me. (That's right, turn off The View and get to work!)

And if you do see a bill labeled this way, please do not try to sell it to the Smithsonian, or a collector or frame it. I'd really like to keep them in circulation as long as possible.

45 comments:

sybil law said...

Haha - awesome!
However, I have no answers for you.

B.E. Earl said...

The authorities are watching you as we speak.

And frankly, they are a little disgusted with you.

Dr Zibbs said...

Maybe my defense can be, "I was just trying bring smiles to the faces of people with cancer"

Dr Zibbs said...

...Oh yeah. A few of you have to pretend to have cancer.

Gaston Studio said...

I'm turning you in to the FBI for clearly, this is a federal case.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

hey I think I had one of those bills the other day!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!! ok Im lying...but I will be on the look out for one now!!!!

Dr Zibbs said...

Thoughts By Dena - YOU ACTUALLY HAD ME FOR A MINUTE!!!!

No - I'm lying too.

Lostinspace said...

If I get a four dollar bill in my change you are so busted.

Cameron said...

Have you done a Google Image Search for That Blue Yak? Some pretty interesting results.

Suburbia Steph said...

Shame, shame on you!

Vivienne said...

Marketing + social experiment = interesting idea. Let us know how it turns out.

And yeah. I'll be keeping an eye out for that cash.
(Actually, I'm always looking for everyday, garden variety cash too, so... meh. Nothing's different.)

LiLu said...

Great. Now I have those creepy doll faces from the "It's A Small World" Disney ride dancing in my head.

But it is... a small world... after all.

Dominica said...

Are you cool at us Europeans pimping a Euro-bill with
a That Blue Yak reference to your blog ??

Chris said...

Interesting promotional concept . . . I think NASCAR will be on this one in no time. I expect to see Jeff Gordon's face on the "DUPONT CHEVROLET FIVE DOLLAR BILL" any day now.

FunnyGal KAT said...

I have seen a bunch of those "Where's George?" bills around and never heard of anyone going to federal prison for them, so obviously you should listen to my completely knowledgeable advice to keep doing what you're doing...

Plus, the feds wouldn't have any proof you were the one defacing those bills (oh, except for this very post...) I will promote your blog on a couple of bills, but only if you promise we can share a cell when we both get hauled into jail.

The Jules said...

We're told we're not supposed to deface the Queen's face on our notes, but I think that's because it's real money rather than that monopoly stuff you use.

Mind you, it also explains why so much of our dosh is doodled all over, cos if someone says you can't, you totally will!

Soda and Candy said...

Haha, this is a great idea, i'll try to do it for ya!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Seriously... I think Cameron has a crush on you... did you see he GOOGLED BLUE YAK???

Anyway... now that I know that is how to MARKET your blog... when I get one with your URL on it... I hope you don't mind that I scratch it off and put mine on instead???

Dr Zibbs said...

Cameron - I have seen the Google Image search for THAT BLUE YAK and it always crack me up. It pretty much shows what my blog is. A weird, weird place.

Dominica - yes, please put that info on European money.

Shelle Blok - yes. I believe he is in awe of me. Which is perfectly natural.

Dr Zibbs said...

...as long as he know I'm strictly into chicks. Which he does.

moooooog35 said...

I'll ask my wife to do it.

I'm married.

She has all my money.

Peggy said...

That's right Moog! Don't you forget it bitch!

Sorry.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

This has to be a US bill thing. In three plus years I've never come across any euro bills with anything written on them. Maybe I should start?? Any ideas what I should write on them? ;)

Dr Zibbs said...

Blogging Mama Andrea - to be safe, start with

"GOOGLE THIS: THAT BLUE YAK"

Give it a try.

Girl Interrupted said...

Firstly ... hahaha @ Peggy! :P

Ok, secondly ... you need to start running NOW! Someone (me) informed the FBI and there are several of their agents staking out your property as we speak ...

Sorry about that x

blissfully caffeinated said...

Writing your website on a dollar bill. They didn't teach us that in Public Relations school. That's marketing genius.

Dr Zibbs said...

(adjusting collar) Blissfully C - what can I say?

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

Yeah, see, this is the problem with being in the Facebook. My family is wanting to friend me. But I started the facebook as an extention of my blog.

so no. THEY AREN'T INVITED.

but now your nephew see you.

blah!!!!

ok fine, fuckit.

let the world and my brother see what the Mrs. Hall has to say because who cares they don't ever babysit anyway.

ok great rainbow brite up there-is this your doing?

Dr Zibbs said...

Mrs Holly Hall - no, the art in the picture is not my doing.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Did your nephew really find your blog? Poor kid is going to be scarred for life! But really, too funny, and great idea. I'm going to put some into circulation for you asap!

Prunella Jones said...

Oooo you going to jail! Better learn the fine art of salad tossing so you can be some Big Daddy's bitch.

SkylersDad said...

Most of my work with money has involved trying to change the 10's to 100's.

Mandy's Kidding said...

I want to copy you and write my own blog address on dollar bills.

Will this make it a higher offense if you turn others to a life of crime?

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Okay... your response to Andrea Blogging Mama was hilarious!!! Just had to give you props.

As long as I am let into your COOL club... I don't mind if you and Cameron are in "awe" of each other! :)

K--I'm out!

Dr Zibbs said...

Mandy - By the time they catch us there will be coed jails. We can start our own gang.

Shelle - Just sent you a private email concerning this matter just as your comment arrived.

Cora said...

I'm in. Consider it done, good doctor.

WendyB said...

Are you also responsible for this bill?
http://wbjewelry.blogspot.com/2008/09/dirty-unsexy-money.html

Dr Zibbs said...

WendyB - that is not my work.

~E said...

Ooh.. I would but I don't carry any cash with me.

Maybe Ill just write that in the amount line of a few checks and try to pay some bills with them. Then when I go to jail, Ill be sure to say hi to Dr. Zibbs as the nightly news film me handcuffed getting into the cop car from the courtroom after my trial.

"Hi, Dr. Z!!! Google this: That blue yak, ya beetches!"

Dr Zibbs said...

E - if you take requests, can you mention me on your famous makeup blog? Or you could always write THAT BLUE YAK in lipstick on your face... don't know.

Gwen said...

Hahahaha! Outed by your own narcissism. That's rich.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Zibbs - I did actually. Can I get one of those mugs? I like those.

Dr Zibbs said...

Blogging Mama Andrea - sure - I think they cost 12 Blue Yaks.

ntsc said...

Technically defacing coinage (which includes printed money) is a Federal offense investigated by the Secret Service, not the FBI.

Never heard of a prosecution that wasn't attached to conterfiting. Removing the ink from bills was a way to get the paper for counterfiting larger bills.

Found you on Real Live Lesbian.

Dr Zibbs said...

NTSC - thanks for the info. Your profile says you're in engineering but you look rather lawery. If I do go to trial I may ask you to defend me.

OK?