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28 July 2006 — Funny Money

I need your help. I'm looking for funny stories about money.

Blogathon 2006 is tomorrow, and I'll be writing for 24-hours straight at Get Rich Slowly. My theme will be Funny Money. I'll highlight stories and anecdotes and websites about money that are funny in some way. I mean both funny "ha-ha" and funny "strange".

Examples include:

  • The old lady who had three million dollars in cash, but who kept it strewn around her house (which was filled with cats), and who died living as a pauper, nobody aware of how much she was worth.
  • The inept bank robbers in my neighborhood who stole construction equipment in an attempt to steal an ATM. (True story — I'll have to see if I still have the newspaper article.)
  • Urban legends.
  • Video clips from YouTube.

This video clip from NBC's The Office is an example of something that might work.

Because I've made this change of plans with less than 24 hours to go before Blogathon starts, I need your help. If you know of a strange money tale or a funny story, please let me know!

(Also: it's not too late to pledge your support. I currently have 26 pledges totalling $558. Pledges as small as $1 are appreciated. The money will go to help provide books for poor children.)