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Offline Figleaf

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Texans get wise
« on: February 16, 2008, 08:26:51 PM »
Our Lady Liberty's has a risque side

By RICHARD STEWART Feb. 15, 2008, 10:47PM

It may be 170 years old, but one of the $5 bills from the Republic of Texas that were on display in Houston recently has picked up a decidedly modern nickname.

Collectors call it the "Janet Jackson note."

It was on view last weekend — along with other notes printed during Texas' days as an independent country — at the Texas Numismatic Association's Winter Coin and Currency Show.

It seems that the note features a picture of Lady Liberty and, just like Jackson at the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston, she seems to have had a "wardrobe malfunction" and has one breast uncovered.

"Janet Jackson wasn't the first one to do that in Texas," quipped association president Jim Bevill.

Source: Houston Chronicle
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Re: Texans get wise
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 12:19:18 AM »
Don't tell the Texans about the €1 IT and €2 GR euro coins then. They may be shocked. ;D

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Re: Texans get wise
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 02:40:34 PM »
Don't tell the Texans about the €1 IT and €2 GR euro coins then. They may be shocked. ;D
The new 2008 Italian 2 € commemorative will shock the Texans even more. Both breasts exposed, and even a glimpse of the male sexual organ. :o
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Re: Texans get wise
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008, 06:49:53 PM »
Texans are not the only ones. I am reminded of an incident in the Middle East, where a group of French sailors was arrested for trying to pay with a French banknote. The banknote featured a painting by Delacroix that has in the center a glorious, flag-waving Marianne, standing on top of a barricade barefoot (ouch!) experiencing a major wardrobe malfunction.

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