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"Assassination," by Joe D. There's a "Defaced Presidents" Flickr pool, and this website has selected 30 sweet examples of the craft. I am fond of iGeorge. (via Eric Steuer).

19 Responses to “Cash graffiti”

  1. bklynchris says:

    OK, who votes that the Mario one is the coolest? I’d pay good money for that one!

  2. Papaflood says:

    Is it just me or is this really a spectacularly bad choice for the one example to show on BB? I really liked a lot of the others but just can’t see anything witty or amusing in Lincoln getting shot. It just doesn’t seem to jibe with the BB ethic.

    • endymion says:

      Agreed, Papaflood, 100%.

      boingboing’s directory of wonderful things should be making us more sensitive, more aware, of the world and its beauty and pain and violence. A surprisingly terrible choice here, BB.

    • Agies says:

      What? Too soon?

  3. calvert4096 says:

    @Papaflood – Ditto :S

  4. Anonymous says:

    Too Soon?

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Jeez. It was a century and a half ago. Next you’ll be whining about juliuscaesarlols.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Spock your fives!

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6850966739

    (The ‘IDEA THEFT’ thread in the discussion page is friggin’ hilarious, btw.)

  7. Joe says:

    Eww. Bad taste. Poor choice.

  8. W. James Au says:

    Jeez, Xeni, you really think that’s funny? You’re not going to complain when some noxious wingnut makes some equally hateful attempt at humor with another American political icon, right?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Awesome. I’m doing this to all my fives.

  10. HDN says:

    I think step one of boing boing editors ought to be searching their own blog.

  11. Suds says:

    Um, Yall do know Lincoln was shot, right? It happed. It is a historical fact.

  12. Blue says:

    C’mon guys! If we lose our sense of humour, the terrorists have won!

    Oh. looks like I was too late.

  13. The Lizardman says:

    This is just wrong.

    There is no way that Booth’s weapon would produce such an exit wound and I think the location is off as well!

    Does no one care for historical accuracy?

  14. Sam says:

    I agree the image chosen is in poor taste. The fact that it happened so long ago has no baring on the fact that it was a horrible moment in American history and we lost one of the few truly great statesmen we’ve had. That someone would make light of it is a bit sad.

    I’m not going to say I’m “shocked and appalled” and demand a retraction, just saying that seeing the picture made me sad.

    His birthday was just a few weeks ago…

  15. weaponx says:

    The chosen image is a bit offensive.