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The Many Faces of George 01

By Sand Pilarski

Long ago, I worked in the vault room of a large retail store. A secure, windowless room, the vault's daily sameness was driving me nuts. In a feeble bid for some entertainment, I began collecting defaced one-dollar bills.

The Father of Our Country seems to spark the imagination of would-be artists. Perhaps the artist of "Angry George" saw in the face of Washington an accusation for not having learned the history of the United States.

George: "I have my eye on you."

Artist: "Whut!?"

George: "You only managed a low 'C' grade in US History in high school, you boob. And that was with a curve. And multiple choice."

Artist: "So what? It was boring, man, leave me alone."

George: "You would not have told me to leave you alone if you had been at Valley Forge!"

Artist: "Dude, I'll watch the History Channel tonight, okay? Okay? Man, I'm talking to a piece of paper. Where's my pen ... "

Who's in your wallet?

Article © Sand Pilarski. All rights reserved.
Published on 2006-06-05
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