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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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