deep-fried dollar bill

Ah, America… The land of deep-fried excess!  🙂  (Is this poetic or ironic?)

This picture was forwarded among the Buffet o’ Blog staff, and one person said, “That’s a waste of perfectly good breading.”  So true.  Because there’s no way I’d eat a dollar bill, even if cooked.  I don’t even want to think of how many germs it could have on it.  (I hope they threw out the grease after it was cooked!)

Then someone wondered: “Would the dollar be worth more now that it’s fried?”  That is an interesting question.  In general, the dollar isn’t worth what it used to be.  (Think about that for a while… but don’t hurt yourself.)  This version is a novelty.  I bet there is someone who would pay more than $1 for it.  I suppose that would make it worth more than $1, at least to a small percentage of people.

Technically, it’s illegal to deface U.S. currency.  (So before inquiring minds want to know, I don’t know who made this picture.)  I wonder if it’s illegal to make a dollar bill be more valuable.  I suppose so, from a legal standpoint, but that seems counter-intuitive.  But not like it matters — I’m not planning to deep-fry any dollar bills.  I’ve got bigger fish to fry…

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