Talk:U.S. dollar bill folding tricks

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Some Images Don't Work[edit]

The first four images in the $20 section don't work - they obviously have a check to prevent people linking to them from external sites. –SuspectedReplicant retire me 11:33, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

They work fine for me, but I'll just switch them... - VezzyRattlehead (talk) 11:36, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

George W. Bush[edit]

If you look on youtube you will see GWB with horns sticking out of his head; he is engraved on currency. Also, no mention of the Pyramid and Eye and just WHY that should be on a sovereign and free nation's currency... 'in God we trust'?

LOL JK, keep up the Glenn Beck jokes, they're HILARIOUS.

This page is popular[edit]

I'm thinking it must be its Google bait potential. This is one of the top 10 articles (not counting Main Page or WIGOs) on the site for October, up until the Squids coming online - David Gerard (talk) 22:16, 23 October 2012 (UTC)


I added the delete tag but see Gerard talking about it getting a lot of hits...but really? U.S. dollar bill folding tricks? Acei9 23:15, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Its a Glenn Beck spinoff apparently. --Revolverman (talk) 23:46, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I say keep it. its a great example of paranoid Steganography. --Revolverman (talk) 23:47, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Gets more traffic than the several entire namespaces. Keep. Evil fascistoh noez 23:56, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Well, OK. But Ken's fat atheist page probably gets a lot of hits too...just sayin' Acei9 00:04, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Before the switch to several servers, this was one of the ten most veiwed pages in mainspace. Over double WIGO:ASK. Evil fascistoh noez 00:08, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Good for you. Acei9 00:10, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
People actually pay attention to WIGO:ASK? Sam Tally-ho! 00:46, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
No, I was trying to put it in easy to understand terms. Did a quick check on the last recorded stats from before the server switch, WIGO:ASK was about 1/2 this. Evil fascistoh noez 01:15, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Obvious keep for paranoid steganography. This nomination is stupid and you should feel stupid - David Gerard (talk) 08:50, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Fuck off David. I feel handsome and wino-esque. Acei9 09:52, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Pretty obvious conspiracy/crank ideas justification. I can't understand why it would even be questioned. The only argument against it that I see being put forward is "But really?". Perhaps a more coherent argument would be more persuasive?--Weirdstuff (talk) 10:33, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
What the fuck is wrong with you people. Acei9 22:51, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Working on the assumption that we have now heard your most erudite, cogent and persuasive arguments I have removed the deletion template. --Weirdstuff (talk) 23:06, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
"Weirdstuff" more like Lamestuff HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...fuckface. Acei9 23:26, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
You really are an arsehole.--Weirdstuff (talk) 10:01, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
No, I am what you wish you were. Acei9 10:41, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Dream on pall.--Weirdstuff (talk) 19:30, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
It is spelled 'pal' Acei9 20:04, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Not when it's pronounced "arsehole".--Weirdstuff (talk) 21:26, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
I don't see how 'pal' could be pronounced 'arsehole'? Do explain. Acei9 22:01, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
It's not as good as it could be, but it's certainly not off-mission - David Gerard (talk) 23:41, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
It isn't about mission. It has an ugly title and I don't think it deserves it's own page. Acei9 23:46, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
'Tis but sorry cruft, and such a stretch to align this party-trick fluff with the mission, I see ice-packs, naproxen, and bed rest in someone's future. What next, skeptically motivated cephalopod interpretive dance? How can we tell how many of those views are pointing and laughing, how many are bored office drones giving us a dose of the old <time-wasting site du jour>dot, and how many were someone's butt on a touch screen? Yours in haste, between gulps of pinot noir, Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 00:32, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
It should be in fun-space. Acei9 01:05, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
That works. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 01:26, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
nah. Evil fascistoh noez 01:38, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Well it looks fucking ridiculous as a stand alone, mainspace, article. Acei9 01:39, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
And? Evil fascistoh noez 01:48, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
And what? I said what I thought and some disagree. What the fuck else do you want me to say? Acei9 01:51, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Funspace it until a connection to conspiracy-theoretical steganography can be made, better than the lame "In reality" section of the present verstion. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 01:53, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
I remember this shit was so pervasive a few years ago it made its way down into my elementary school classrooms. This is an easy bit of bullcrap that we may think is old hat and yawn city now, but in the past it was a great example of people in the throes of nation-wide (and in many cases stimulated) grief dreaming up every ridiculous pattern under the sun to try and explain why a bad thing happened. So I would say that yeah, from the perspective of people who have mulled it over for a decade or so it looks very silly. But at one point, this was the 'OBAMA HAS NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE' of its time. In ten years, people will be looking back and asking to deleting pages on Obama Citizenship Denial simply because it looks stupid and good heavens how did anyone think THAT kind of silly stuff?±Knightoftldrsig.pngKnightOfTL;DRcritical thinking is the key to success! 01:53, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
This is in no way comparable to Obama and his birth certificate. Acei9 01:57, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
This is in every way comparable to simulated aboriginal boobies on the Land-O-Lakes butter carton. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 01:58, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh, really. Evil fascistoh noez 02:02, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Don't act dumb, Ty. Did you see any potential presidential candidates asking about dollar bills being folded? Any sheriffs making news headlines about the way a bill, folded, looks kinda like smoke from a building? Did the treasury release it's design plans of the bill after being pressured by some fucked up property magnate? You are embarrassing us both. Acei9 02:08, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
No, but in the early 2000s, we had to deal with it from Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, and Jeff Rense. Unless they have suddenly become off mission.Evil fascistoh noez 02:11, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Still playing stupid I see? An incident from early 2000's is not comparable with the ongoing birth cert. wtfuckery involving the President of the United States. Secondly you might have missed this It isn't about mission. It has an ugly title and I don't think it deserves it's own page. Acei9 02:15, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
And we've pointed out it to you. And since the above apparently flew over your head, by that logice we should delete the stuff on cryptozoology, since that didn't come up either.Evil fascistoh noez 02:18, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
By that logic the Land-O-Lakes girl should have her own page. Also, boobies. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 02:41, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Why would this not be comparable? "Dollar Bill Hidden Messages/The Government caused 9/11" and "Obama is Not a US citizen" are both conspiracy theories, they both are products of their times and related panics (dollar bills being 9/11, citizenship denial being ONOEZ Black President), both of them are very easily debunked yet were/are spread around memetically, and both of them will be totally incomprehensible to the layperson once the context of their birth has faded from the public consciousness. Both of them accuse the government of fraud or destructive conspiracy. Both of them were touted by pundits and both of them managed to infiltrate every level of society somehow. The only difference is that the demographics that dreamed up the conspiracies had different levels of power: the cranks that wanted to claim government involvement in 9/11 had no power to make an organized movement, but the cranks that deny Obama's citizenship have soap boxes such as the Tea Party. I'd say they are pretty comparable, except in terms of who was spreading the shit and how far their agency was able to spread it.±Knightoftldrsig.pngKnightOfTL;DRfree guybrush threepwood! no new taxes! down with porcelain! 02:04, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
As above. Don't play stupid. Acei9 02:09, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Ace, don't be an asswipe about people not agreeing with you. Just because a particular bullcrap idea doesn't have as much spread as another, that doesn't make it less on-mission for a wiki devoted to squashing bullcrap. In that case, why don't we ax every other article that documents pseudoscience that wasn't directly a threat to politics? Goodbye, article on the Banana Fallacy! Not to mention, the fact that it didn't become widespread is also an artifact of the climate at the time: it was too dangerous and unpatriotic for any organization to launch the THE UNITED STATES CAUSED 9/11 as part of their platform of ideas because the secret service would have busted their ass at the time. But I bet if the Tea Party existed when this older conspiracy was popular, it would have nabbed onto it just as strongly as it did the nonsensical idea that a person with a birth certificate does not have a birth certificate. ±Knightoftldrsig.pngKnightOfTL;DRyeah, well you fight like a cow! 02:16, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Jesus fucking Christ, this has become a fucking ordeal. It isn't about the mission, my opinion was that the title was ugly, it probably didn't deserve it's own article and seemed more 'funspace'. This opinion of mine didn't get support. Fine, I can live it, But the response in comparing it the birth cert plus Ty's sex-starved rage are completely out of proportion to the actual opinion I proffered in the first place. Acei9 02:29, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Waaah, some people responded to you in a way you didn't like or account for. Truly the life of Ace is difficult and full of ordeals.±Knightoftldrsig.pngKnightOfTL;DRjust shut up already 02:36, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
What the hell is wrong with you people? This is the oddest exchange I have had on RW in a long time. Acei9 02:40, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
It has a funspace title, but it's a mainspace article. Can you think of a better title? Deletion would be the wrong response. Peter Subsisting on honey 02:38, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
As noted in an earlier section, this title is apparently very popular. Evil fascistoh noez 02:40, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
I'd stick it under 9/11 Conspiracy Theories and redirect the page. Acei9 02:42, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
That is a much better idea than deletion of the page, Ace. ±Knightoftldrsig.pngKnightOfTL;DRwalls of text while-u-wait 02:44, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Ace can be a sensible fellow at times. This seems to be one of those times. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 02:45, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Some people should just stay out of mainspace--"Shut up, Brx." 02:23, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Desperately needs pictures[edit]

Seems like the links don't work, but even then it should be internal. Don't forget that an overwhelming majority of the world's population doesn't typically have access to physical US currency. —Kazitor, pending 12:37, 18 May 2018 (UTC)