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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

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Old US C-notes

Standing proudly about as if they had done something, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Treasurer of the US Rosie Rios, and US Secret Service Deputy Director Keith Prewitt, today unveiled America's newest extreme currency makeover; the $100 Bill.

But following this backslapping ceremony, a number of reporters were asking why this was even necessary, especially considering the current state of the economy.

One wire service correspondent commented sarcastically, "Who in the hell has a C-note to spend anymore?"

Several of his colleagues seemed to agree and that if the government wanted to catch counterfeiters, all they would have to do is wait for someone to try and break a big bill. "Anyone trying to spend a hundred these days is either a crooked banker, a crooked politician or someone with a good computer printer."

The new $100 Reserve Note is covered in a number of new features, including an ugly blue stripe and an unusual orange-ish colored spot that looks like someone spilled a blotch of ketchup and mustard from a hot dog on it.

The new bill is due to be released in February of 2011.

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