Everyone seems to be talking about the billion dollar bill hoax. I'm afraid I'm a little too tired to come up with any snappy repartee for this.
From the AP story linked above:
"'You would think the $1 billion denomination would be a giveaway that these notes are fake, but some people are still taken in,' said James Todak, a secret services agent involved in the probe."
That quote makes Mr. Todak seem a little stupid. Tell me how, exactly, is someone "taken in" by a billion-dollar bill? I'm just not subtle enough to get that.
So, while I try to figure out how a counterfeiter uses a billion dollar bill, I'll wrestle in my own league: was the stupidity, in that paragraph above, that of a U.S. secret service agent, or the reporter who wrote the story. I'm thinking it's the latter.
*Payable in billion dollar bills only, when I have a billion dollars, and pigs fly...Ha ha, made you look!