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June 28th, 2002
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In Pop-Tarts we trust
I got some Pop-Tarts from the vending machine at work. Before I did so, I took a pen and crossed out "GOD" from the back of my dollar bill. As I was starting to do it, I heard someone coming, so I stopped doing it, lest I be arrested for defacing currency. When the coast was clear, I continued my unlawful act. And I learned an important lesson today: money without God will still get you Pop-Tarts.

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From:magid
Date:June 28th, 2002 09:03 am (UTC)
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Godless Pop-Tarts
name for a band?

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From:hrafn
Date:June 28th, 2002 09:30 am (UTC)

Fnording dollar bills

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A Discordian practice of writing fnord on dollar bills (because of the pyramid, ya know).

Other fun things to do with the "In God we trust" phrase include:
Replace "God" with "$" or "this"
Write "speak for yourself - I don't" next to "we"

Too bad you can't easily edit the wording on coins . . .

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From:treacle_well
Date:June 28th, 2002 10:53 am (UTC)
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Ooo. (That seems to be my favorite word today.) I like this idea. A lot. Enough to encourage every atheist I know (or who reads this comment), or everyone who is annoyed by god-stuff being made part of the national symbology or whatever, to start doing it with every bit of paper currency (I'm not up to the effort involved in defacing coins) passing through their wallet. What would it take to make this a movement?

Hmm. I seem to be feeling uncharacteristically activist this afternoon.
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From:queue
Date:June 28th, 2002 11:00 am (UTC)
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Make a web page. Start posting the link around. I'm not sure if people would decide to prosecute if this decided to get really big, but it might be worth trying to find a server that isn't physically located in the US to host it. Might be worth checking out some other sites that encourage defacing of paper currency, and see if any other ideas come to mind.
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From:hrafn
Date:June 28th, 2002 11:12 am (UTC)
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We should find the source for that "I grew hemp" stamp (as seen done to Geo. Washington on the $1).
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From:hrafn
Date:June 28th, 2002 11:19 am (UTC)
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A Google search turned up this, and the links at the end of the page indicate there are numerous other money-stamping groups/people/things out there. Whee!
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