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(New York Magazine)   If Jack Lew is confirmed as Treasury secretary, he's either going to have to change his penmanship or US dollar bills are going to start bearing the most craptacular signature ever   (nymag.com) divider line 45
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2013-01-09 03:26:12 PM  
12 votes:
That's some mighty fine penmanship there, Lew.
2013-01-09 04:32:48 PM  
11 votes:
Thanks for stealing my "worst signature anyone has ever seen" throne. Seriously, people mock mine all the time. Even doctors recoil in horror when they see it. Am not sure how I developed it, but it seems to have happened around college when I had to sign so many forms that one day I said, "Fark it, I'm going in dry" and began scribbling. Prior to that it was legible.

/the lady at the DMV actually said, "Really? This is your signature?"
//she also didn't remind me to take off my baseball cap, so now my license is apparently issue to a retard in a New Orleans Saints hat who can't write his own name
2013-01-09 04:06:22 PM  
11 votes:
i105.photobucket.com
2013-01-09 05:16:26 PM  
9 votes:
I'll just leave this here.,..
galeri5.uludagsozluk.com
2013-01-09 04:12:46 PM  
8 votes:
www.catherineomega.com

Even the bill from Idiocracy seems to have a legible signature on it, instead of a squiggle.
2013-01-09 03:00:58 PM  
7 votes:
It looks like someone lost a pube at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
2013-01-09 05:09:23 PM  
5 votes:
americanbuilt.us
2013-01-09 05:01:24 PM  
5 votes:
So the new Treasury Secretary is OoooooO?
2013-01-09 02:54:35 PM  
4 votes:
Geez it looks like Billy's path home in Family Circus.  Maybe he should switch to a plain simple X.
2013-01-09 11:13:52 PM  
3 votes:
pixel.nymag.com
2013-01-09 09:41:36 PM  
2 votes:
Hmmm. If you change the first letters in Jack Lew around, you get "Lack Jew."

Does Obama's cabinet have any Jews in it? Is this his way of trolling the Jewish population and punishing Israel?

Think about it.
2013-01-09 06:00:39 PM  
2 votes:
I read 'craptacular' as 'caterpillar' surprised by the accuracy.
2013-01-09 05:34:41 PM  
2 votes:
a.abcnews.com
2013-01-09 05:03:21 PM  
2 votes:

FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 500x536]


I love you SO MUCH right now.

/"You'll be the first to die!"
2013-01-09 04:59:10 PM  
2 votes:
Am I the only who found the caption on TFA picture hilarious?
2013-01-09 04:18:56 PM  
2 votes:
OTOH, it would help our deficit problem if the Treasury Secretary has trouble cashing checks.
2013-01-09 04:02:37 PM  
2 votes:
I may have to revise my "Obama's cabinet is his prerogative" position now.
2013-01-10 07:40:05 AM  
1 votes:
Hey guys, *tells a fascinating story about my signature*. I'm glad we had this talk
2013-01-10 03:05:13 AM  
1 votes:

Stranded On The Planet Dumbass: What use are those signatures on credit card machines? I purposely make the most unintelligible scribble I can.
The technology exists that every one of those could be a thumbprint reader, it would do away with a massive amount of CC fraud.


Unlike my fingerprints, I don't leave my signature on literally everything I pick up or touch.
2013-01-09 11:20:06 PM  
1 votes:

Glancing Blow: [www.vintoniowa.org image 640x373]


p.twimg.com
It's Herbie Hancock, durrrrrrr....
2013-01-09 10:03:23 PM  
1 votes:
Uh, Lew is Jewish. His name is Jacob J. Lew. I think that's the name he's signing as his signature. Looks more like Jacob than Jack.
2013-01-09 09:48:03 PM  
1 votes:
I, for one, welcome our new loopy-schwoopy overlords.
2013-01-09 08:56:07 PM  
1 votes:

cptjeff: 1. Put snakes on plane: cptjeff: For a few hundred years, it's been the dominant form of written english. It's still in regular use by a whole hell of a lot of people, myself included, and learning to write cursive is how you learn to read it. It's necessary.

Nothing written in cursive is necessary for anyone else to read. If it's imperative that someone else understand, print or type it. Cursive is dead and needs to be buried because it's stinking up the joint.

I'm sorry, but the onus is on you to be able to read and write the english language, and cursive script is still a pretty major part of the written form of the language. If you can't do that, I don't particularly feel like it's my responsibility to go out of my way to accommodate your deficiency. You lacking the basic skills required to read your own language is not really my problem.


"Gosh, I better learn to write in cursive so I can read some random delusional guy's gibberish!" --no one ever
2013-01-09 08:32:44 PM  
1 votes:
I work at the US Mint, so I'm getting a kick out of some of these responses.
2013-01-09 08:26:16 PM  
1 votes:
Signature on money MIGHT look like a scribble?!

i651.photobucket.com
2013-01-09 08:05:18 PM  
1 votes:

Stranded On The Planet Dumbass: What use are those signatures on credit card machines? I purposely make the most unintelligible scribble I can.
The technology exists that every one of those could be a thumbprint reader, it would do away with a massive amount of CC fraud.


Fun Fact: Those can be defeated by making a cast of a fingerprint with a gummi bear. A mold can be made from a flat image of any fingerprint. Flatten the gummi bear into a thin sheet on the mold, then place onto the fingertip.
2013-01-09 07:46:19 PM  
1 votes:

dickfreckle: Thanks for stealing my "worst signature anyone has ever seen" throne. Seriously, people mock mine all the time. Even doctors recoil in horror when they see it. Am not sure how I developed it, but it seems to have happened around college when I had to sign so many forms that one day I said, "Fark it, I'm going in dry" and began scribbling. Prior to that it was legible.

/the lady at the DMV actually said, "Really? This is your signature?"
//she also didn't remind me to take off my baseball cap, so now my license is apparently issue to a retard in a New Orleans Saints hat who can't write his own name


Silver lining: that'll give you a little bit more leeway on a DUI stop.

"Honestly occifer. I'm naturally this idiotic looking!"
2013-01-09 07:46:00 PM  
1 votes:
I hereby offer Sec'y-designate Lew my impeccable cursive version of his name for a one-time fee of $25,000.
farm9.staticflickr.com
2013-01-09 07:34:57 PM  
1 votes:
Are we certain he wasn't just playing around with a Spirograph or something? O_o
2013-01-09 07:14:30 PM  
1 votes:
I used to be able to sign my name in cursive just fine, until one trip overseas when I had to countersign about 40 travelers cheques in a row. Something broke that day and I've never been able to easily write my name in cursive since. In fact, my signature has gotten progressively more minimalist with time. Only the capital L in my first name is consistently recognizable any more.

/usually write in a highly connected print
//even there I've begun to scrawl through words and drop parts of letters
2013-01-09 07:01:21 PM  
1 votes:
Who the fark even looks at the signature on their money?
2013-01-09 06:59:13 PM  
1 votes:

pudding7: Sounds like a conversation I've had the few times we've refinanced our mortgage.

Bank guy: "sign your name everywhere there's a tab"
Me: "do you want my signature or do you want me to sign my name?"
Bank guy: "Huh?"
Me: "Well, my signature is illegible and no longer has much to do with the letters in my name.  Or I could just write my name in cursive, but that's not really my signature.  Which do you want?"
Bank guy: "Uhm...."

I think we've refinance three times, and each time they seem completely unprepared for this situation.  I can't be the only one who's signature looks nothing like their name.


I was actually told by the lawyers to not put my legal initials on my mortgage. My "initials" on everything since HS have been C2 and not the first letter of my first, middle, and last names. I told them OK, but if I was ever questioned under oath if these "pointing to the three letters they wanted me to write" were my initials, I would have to answer no. I then proceeded to put those letters at the 47 hundred places it was wanted.
2013-01-09 05:49:36 PM  
1 votes:
If I was Secretary the signature would look like it was written in crayon by a 4 year old.
2013-01-09 05:38:56 PM  
1 votes:
I think his signature is hilarious! Can't wait to see it on money.
2013-01-09 05:34:55 PM  
1 votes:
www.vintoniowa.org
2013-01-09 05:32:08 PM  
1 votes:
For comparison's sake

http://www.uspapermoney.info/sign/secretaries.html

Henry H Fowler FTW
2013-01-09 05:22:03 PM  
1 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: Jesus, you want a guy as treasury secretary who's too lazy to write one farking letter in his signature?



That's it, I'm never voting for Oblahma again.
2013-01-09 05:21:27 PM  
1 votes:

It's Me Bender: I'll just leave this here.,..
[galeri5.uludagsozluk.com image 570x559]

heahea.org
2013-01-09 05:15:13 PM  
1 votes:

mercator_psi: FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 500x536]

I love you SO MUCH right now.

/"You'll be the first to die!"


I wish I never see a spring again in my life!
2013-01-09 05:11:35 PM  
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Fountain penis.
2013-01-09 05:10:29 PM  
1 votes:
I sign everything with my penis.
www.earlcarterlaw.com
I am no longer allowed in my bank.

www.earlcarterlaw.com
Fountain penis?
2013-01-09 05:07:50 PM  
1 votes:
Well the next generation isn't being taught how to write in cursive so this is only going to get worse.
2013-01-09 05:03:38 PM  
1 votes:
I keep seeing people who's signurature is an upsided down cursive e. just a loop.

it's like signing with an X except you're too lazy to pick the pen up off the paper.
2013-01-09 05:02:11 PM  
1 votes:
Sounds like a conversation I've had the few times we've refinanced our mortgage.

Bank guy: "sign your name everywhere there's a tab"
Me: "do you want my signature or do you want me to sign my name?"
Bank guy: "Huh?"
Me: "Well, my signature is illegible and no longer has much to do with the letters in my name.  Or I could just write my name in cursive, but that's not really my signature.  Which do you want?"
Bank guy: "Uhm...."

I think we've refinance three times, and each time they seem completely unprepared for this situation.  I can't be the only one who's signature looks nothing like their name.
2013-01-09 05:01:59 PM  
1 votes:
Wow that signature makes me look like a master caligrapher(sp)
 
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