May 10, 2007

E Pluribus Unum


The other morning I was in the Samsung cafeteria buying breakfast. I handed the cashier a five dollar bill. Just as it hit her hand she said, "it's counterfeit." I was like, "what are you talking about?" Turns out she was right. You could see the paper was not quite right and the colors were different. There was none of the hidden faces and messages when you held it up to the light. The most amazing thing though was how instantly she knew. That was cool. I felt like an accessory to a crime. I've kept the bill in case I lose a five dollar bet during the baseball season. Then it will come in handy.

22 comments:

Ana Banana said...

love this! great drawing...especially love Abraham's nose!

hahaha! Paris Hilton and Mickey Mouse...one in the same in my eyes, although I have WAY more respect for Mickey Mouse!

Tommy Kane said...

The mouse rules over Hilton.

Witness said...

Tommy,
I love your stuff. This one hits it on the head!

Tommy Kane said...

It really happened how I described it.

LitPark said...

That ought to be a New Yorker cover.

Felicity said...

Brilliant! I agree it would be a really great cover.

Tommy Kane said...

I agree with all your agreements.

suzanne said...

That's quite amazing...perhaps counterfeit detecting is the cashier's sixth-sense.

Didn't it make you feel like a criminal?

Tommy Kane said...

No I didn't feel like a criminal just someone who was duped. Obviously it was easy to pass it to me.

esillustration said...

awesome work you have here!

spacedlaw said...

Speaking of fakes, how come there is no comment section on the fake bags post ? I can't see one (maybe it's just my browser playing silly bugger)

Tommy Kane said...

I don't know why I didn't get a comments part to my latest post. I can't figure it out. hopefully it will return when i post on friday. Sorry

Ana Banana said...

hey, tommy...I don't see a comment area in your new post. No way to leave a comment there on my side.

Ana Banana said...

lovely purses...

also didn't see you in the magazine link.

Tommy Kane said...

It's there Banana. you have to download issue #3. I don't know why my comments didn't show up. I hope it's only a one time glitch.

spacedlaw said...

Looking forward to an update on Friday, then...

Tommy Kane said...

Me too. I want to make sure my comments section is back.

Tommy Kane said...

I can't figure out why my comments have disappeared. If anyone has a clue let me know.

Joel Kimmel said...

Hey Tommy, great work as always. As for the comments problem, all I can suggest is to check your Blogger comment settings. With my *extremely* limited HTML knowledge I checked the source code on your blog. After your recent post it says "comments-block", which leads me to believe...your comments are blocked somehow. Hope you get that fixed.

Tommy Kane said...

thanks Joel. I saw that also. I just can't figure out why. I logged on to a blogger help group. I hope someone there can help me.

Tommy Kane said...

I figured it out. There is a little button under each post before you post it. It says "options". I clicked it and there is a button that allows you to disable or enable your comments. For some unknown reason the last 2 were disabled. Weird. But I figured it out. Only took me 48 hours.

Alberto CerriteƱo said...

Hey Tommy I love so much your style and the way you use words on it, you are such a great illustrative-writer or should I say Illustnarrator?. Anyways, keep doing amazing job!