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Any Browncoats in the Birmingham area writing on dollars?

POSTED BY: KANGER33
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Thursday, February 12, 2004 12:49 PM

KANGER33


I had the most pleasant suprise yesterday. After paying for coffee at a coffee shop on my college campus I recieved as change a dollar bill that had the words Firefly-Keep Flyin' inscribed on it. Now I know one of the campaigns discussed to promote the show was to write Firefly related slogans on paper money (heck I've inscribed several dollars myself, but this one definitely wasn't one of mine), and I was wondering if it was possible that it came from anyone on this board.

I know that, with the way money is circulated, it could have come from anywhere but I thought it most likely that it came from somewhere in the Birmingham, AL area. Anyway, it brought a huge smile to my face so I thought I'd share the story as well as inquire as to that bill's origins.

~Nicole~

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Thursday, February 12, 2004 1:46 PM

GUNRUNNER


I would like to make a suggestion on the dollar bill thing. Everyone might want to add a short signature to them. On my bills I add GNR to the lower left corner.

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Thursday, February 12, 2004 1:56 PM

SARAHETC


That Birmingham Browncoat might be me. I started writing on them a couple weeks ago and have been doing it fairly consistently ever since. I didn't add a signature, though.

This is very, very cool. Point of interest: my first couple Firefly bills went into circulation paying for lunch at Tortugas in Hoover.

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case

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Thursday, February 12, 2004 2:17 PM

KANGER33


That's a good idea GunRunner. Wish I'd thought of it sooner.

~Nicole~

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Thursday, February 12, 2004 2:24 PM

KANGER33


Sarahetc,

Very cool indeed. It was awesome to see evidence of other Firefly fans in my area.

Also, question: Were you ever a member of the OB. I remember speaking to a Birmingham Browncoat by the name of Sarah there a long while back. We had talked about holding a shindig and then my entire life exploded ( ) and I stopped going to the boards for a while. That you?


~Nicole~

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Friday, February 13, 2004 4:29 AM

SARAHETC


I think it was. I was going to ask you if you were originally an OB person. Sorry to hear your life exploded.

My info is in my profile if you ever want to get in touch.

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case

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Friday, February 13, 2004 5:16 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


The idea of adding a signature is cool, but what if we write the state abbreviation on them as well, so we know how far the bills might be travelling.

I have been writing on my bills for the past week.

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."


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Friday, February 13, 2004 5:47 AM

STICKS


its got me thinking to start writing on the english money,with qoutes from the show and just the title.just think this could be huge, money world wide with Firefly writing and quotes , its one way of getting the show noticed.

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Friday, February 13, 2004 7:47 AM

OKKAY


Interesting idea, I may start doing this. Question though, where and how large do you write it?

And for a signature, what do you think? State, to see how far bills go, or initials?

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Friday, February 13, 2004 7:55 AM

SARAHETC


I usually write near the margins (easier to read) in my standard size handwriting. Around the edges, in other words, and not too small.

I've also considered using a sharpie to write "Firefly" on the whole of the back of the bill, but haven't worked up the guts. My husband is a banker and keeps telling me how illegal this is and I keep demanding his cash so I can write on it.

I've started adding a signature too. Backside of the bill, bottom right-hand corner: "s,etc"

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case

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Friday, February 13, 2004 8:06 AM

OKKAY


Quote:

Originally posted by Sarahetc:
I usually write near the margins (easier to read) in my standard size handwriting. Around the edges, in other words, and not too small.

I've also considered using a sharpie to write "Firefly" on the whole of the back of the bill, but haven't worked up the guts. My husband is a banker and keeps telling me how illegal this is and I keep demanding his cash so I can write on it.

I've started adding a signature too. Backside of the bill, bottom right-hand corner: "s,etc"

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case



Front or back? Is there a certain size that it becomes illegal?

I'd like to write "Firefly - No power in the 'verse can stop me" but I'm afraid that's a little too long.

Anyways, watch out, North Carolina's gonna start getting some Firefly dollar bills.

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Friday, February 13, 2004 8:29 AM

HATEHATEHATEFOX


Any Canadian FF fans out there doing this yet? I'm going to start. I love this idea - how about adding www.fireflyans.net so they can get caught up in the love?

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Friday, February 13, 2004 8:44 AM

SNEAKER98


Canadian fan here ;) Wish I'd thought of that... expect to see some paper money in the London, Ontario area with the slogan "Firefly - Keep Flyin" on it. Probably have an I.B. below it ;)

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Friday, February 13, 2004 8:47 AM

SARAHETC


Quote:

Originally posted by Okkay:
Front or back? Is there a certain size that it becomes illegal?

I'd like to write "Firefly - No power in the 'verse can stop me" but I'm afraid that's a little too long.

Anyways, watch out, North Carolina's gonna start getting some Firefly dollar bills.



I write on the back mostly. Lately I've been writing "Serenity flies again!" on the front and "You can't take the sky from me" on the back.

As for the illegal, I have no idea if it's actually illegal or not. I just have him telling me that it is. I can look it up this afternoon if no one beats me to it.

Anything you write is cool be it big, small, or other.

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case

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Friday, February 13, 2004 9:13 AM

SHINY


Quote:

Originally posted by Sarahetc:

As for the illegal, I have no idea if it's actually illegal or not. I just have him telling me that it is. I can look it up this afternoon if no one beats me to it.



From http://www.wheresgeorge.com/faq.php

#8 Is it legal to write on or mark currency?
Where's George? does not encourage the defacement of U.S. Currency. The law defines 'illegal' defacement as defacement that renders bills unfit to be re-issued. For the legal details from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, please Click Here http://www.bep.treas.gov/document.cfm/18/104



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Purple elephants are flying.
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Good. Thanks for the update.

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Friday, February 13, 2004 10:07 AM

MANIACNUMBERONE


If you get any (possibly from your stopover at the SLC airport) that say just "firefly" somewhere on the white part of the bill, written in blue ball point, that's me. Been doin' it for a week or two now. Wish I had thought of it sooner too. What a waste of all that money... it could have been free advertising.

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Saturday, February 14, 2004 7:01 AM

KANGER33


Well, good to talk to ya again.

~Nicole~

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Saturday, February 14, 2004 7:02 AM

KANGER33


I've started adding a sig to my dollars now too. Kgr3



~Nicole~

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Saturday, February 14, 2004 8:44 AM

CAPTAINCDC


Well, hello there Kanger and Sarah, it is good to know there are other Browncoats from Birmingham, AL out there. I've written on a few bills but without a sig. I'll have to start doing that. Keep flying.

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.

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Sunday, February 15, 2004 6:29 AM

GOLDENTHORN74


Keeping track of the origin where the bill was marked is an excellent idea.

Browncoats are shiny, shiny people.

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Sunday, February 15, 2004 7:15 AM

SHINY


Another way to keep track instead of writing a sig is writing down the serial number of the bills you marked...

RIVER
Purple elephants are flying.
MAL
Good. Thanks for the update.

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Sunday, February 15, 2004 7:49 AM

IDGY


Hi guys! New here, in Montgomery and have joined in the paper money campaign! I've been signing Idgy AL. I'm really excited that I've found so many other people who love this show as much as I do! Oh, and I've been putting "Firefly- No power in the 'verse can stop me" along the bottom on the back. It just fits and the margin is large enough that I can write in basically my normal sized writing.
Idgy

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Monday, February 16, 2004 8:05 AM

SPACEMONKEY


ok, I just start doing this, I have several bills that have it on there now. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


I put "firefly-keep fly'n" on it with L.H. in the bottom right. keep a look out for them. =-)




-LH

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Monday, February 16, 2004 12:00 PM

3OF19


I sent my first bill on the road this morning. Propably the first FF bill in Denmark :)
"Firefly on DVD www.fireflyfans.net ToN"

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Monday, February 16, 2004 2:15 PM

BROOKIE


I live in Mountain Brook (in case you can't tell that by my name) and have been writing several different Firefly oriented messages on various bill amounts.

So if the writing is really poor then it is mine.

Tortugas is a really good pizza place, my parents own that shopping center and a few others in the hoover area.

Renew "Firefly" and "Angel" or the terrorist win.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004 9:34 AM

SNEAKER98


It's official ;) Two bills with Firefly ads on them have now enterred circulation here in London, Ontario. More to go out soon ;)

"I do the job... and then I get paid. Go run your little world."
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