Saturday, July 26, 2008

Liberia or Bust

Attention Collectors!

Need something worthless and gaudy to waste your money on in this faltering economy? Outgrown your collection of 9/11 tee shirts and baseball caps?

Here you go:

To note:

It's "Liberian legal tender," so, should you find yourself in Liberia this summer, you can swap it for some other tacky garbage.

It's made of "mystery metal" coated in .999 silver leaf. That amounts to a dusting. It also means that it will likely flake apart right out of the box.

There is a limit of five per order - to prevent hoarding - because these will surely triple in value immediately.

Here's the best part:

"This Coin-Certificate displays a standard $20 denomination on one side. But on the other side, it’s the first time ever that two separate denominations have been used to add up to the full $20 face value – it uses 9 and 11 to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy."

What. The. Fuck is the point of that? To distract us from the fact that these assholes are just exploiting 9/11? No, that can't be it. This was on TV after all. And you should believe everything you see on TV.

Any collector worth his Pay Pal account knows that this is worthless. These people con artists should be jailed immediately and sent to Liberia.

Watch the commercial here.



Neil Russell said...

That thing doesn't have enough foil on it to wrap a decent sandwich. And I bet a piece of sandwich-sized foil is worth more than 20 Liberian Dollars anyway.

Chris said...

I think a Liberian dollar is worth .02 US now.

Scooter said...

We saw this commercial...our jaws dropped and we thought WTF??? Perhaps they'll come up with a commerative Princes Diana bill and show the wrecked car. Maybe for $5 more, they'll send some fake blood, too!!!