Is this even real money?
I’ve mentioned here before that the problem with doing a humor blog for a news organization is that people often try to send me news.
Normally I just throw it away, but I was intrigued by an e-mail from the folks at Taco Bell. It turns out they are launching a petition to get the Federal Reserve to circulate more $2 bills, in conjunction with the food chain’s “$2 Meal Deal.”
Hell, count me in! What better reason to change federal currency production plans than to support fast food promotions?
For those who have never seen a $2 bill, it’s the one with a cartoonish Thomas Jefferson on it looking like he had WAY too many frozen margaritas and bean burritos the night before.
As long as I can recall, Americans have hated this denomination, even back when you could buy a new automobile with one. But now that there’s a really good reason to bring them back, that’s different.
Dear Federal Reserve, please print some more Taco Bell $2 bills. I could also use some $3.57 bills, so I can buy a Big Mac without waiting for change. You can put Ronald McDonald on ’em, or else just the Queen of the Entire World.
Oh, and please mention my blog on them, too.
Your friend and satisfied user of your other denominations,
Top: A $2 bill
Right: An order of nachos is seen on a table at a Taco Bell restaurant in New York in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Keith Bedford