Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's a Mad Mad Mad World

Change Chairs With Anyone

Whoever played The Mad Magazine Game will find the above rather familiar.

And great misfortune will befall anyone whose name happens to be Alfred E. Neuman. Nevermind if you do not have a missing front tooth or jug ears.

"If your name is Alfred E. Neuman, collect $1,329,063. If not, lose a turn."

This special $1,329,063 bill can be found in the game and this note was included solely for this card. If a player's name is Alfred E. Neuman and "wins" this bill, he automatically wins.

So big deal? When you live in Mugabe's Zimbabwe where inflation is estimated to be 8.5 million percent (Yes, 8,500,000 percent since the start of 2008. Official released figures say 2.2 million percent), that note came out some time ago.

They just got a spanking new 100 Billion dollar note. Yes. 100 Billion. That's 100, 000, 000, 000 dollars. One followed by eleven zeros.

But it's worth one (1) US dollar based on prevailing exchange rate.

Hmm....I thought I wrote something about Robert Mugabe last year...

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