The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 10 March 2004]

One ... million ... dollars

It’s hard to say whether one should applaud the sheer gall or bemoan the complete and utter lack of common sense of the woman who tried to pass off a $1 million bill at a Wal-Mart. [The link has pictures of the bill in question.]

One … million … dollars. The largest bill made by the US Treasury is $100–the infamous Benjamin of too many rap songs to count. Apparently our Dr. Moriarty was planning to purchase $1,675 of merchandise at Wal-Mart, pay with the one … million … dollar bill and get change.



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