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2013-01-09 03:36:20 PM  
+ $1
 
2013-01-09 04:02:02 PM  
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-09 05:26:28 PM  
This deserves a green.
 
2013-01-09 07:30:53 PM  
Subby got robbed. To the votemobile!
 
2013-01-10 06:28:28 AM  
Subby got robbed.
 
2013-01-10 09:37:47 AM  
Short-changed AGAIN!

/subby
 
2013-01-10 12:30:12 PM  

markie_farkie: Short-changed AGAIN!

/subby


Yeah, this should have been green.  I didn't even know there was a ૪ html character
 
2013-01-10 01:46:51 PM  
Redemption for subby! =D
 
2013-01-10 01:54:45 PM  
Definite context headline contender.
 
2013-01-10 02:13:32 PM  
Finally someone who cares less about their signature than me.  Figures he would be a ass kissing, suck up bureaucrat.
 
2013-01-10 02:13:36 PM  
Is that even a signature?  Don't most signatures at least have some vague resemblance to letters?
 
2013-01-10 02:14:21 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Definite context headline contender.


Thanks if this was your doing!!
 
2013-01-10 02:34:15 PM  
graphics8.nytimes.com

Is that a pubic hair?
 
2013-01-10 03:15:25 PM  

markie_farkie: Short-changed AGAIN!

/subby


Fark: By the people, for the people.
 
2013-01-10 03:41:08 PM  
I'll go ahead and post this www.csmonitor.comagain..
 
2013-01-10 03:41:34 PM  
"You've reached the limit. . ."
 
2013-01-10 03:41:47 PM  
Paywallhammered.
 
2013-01-10 03:42:50 PM  
Freeperville calls him 'Jacob J. Jew' in 3...2...1
 
2013-01-10 03:43:22 PM  
Hmm, I thought this would have something to do with how special interests ribbon programs make dough.
 
2013-01-10 03:43:39 PM  
Loopty Lew?

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2013-01-10 03:45:18 PM  
It's like Ann Frank's signature.
 
2013-01-10 03:45:48 PM  

tricycleracer: Paywallhammered.


Try clearing your cache. That generally works with NYT articles.
 
2013-01-10 03:46:30 PM  
Jacob J. Lew, President Obama's reported pick for TreasuryAgriculture secretary

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2013-01-10 03:47:36 PM  
man how many chiefs of staff is it going to take to replace rahm
 
2013-01-10 03:48:36 PM  
Now this is a signature:
www.cityofart.net
 
2013-01-10 03:49:19 PM  
'The soft roundedness of the letters show he can adapt quickly and make rapid changes, but he's also self-protective. He doesn't want people to see his private side.'

Ms Lowe added that the darker dot under the last loop either signifies Lew has a problem with his ankle - or it may just be the pen.


Oh, Shut the fark up.
 
2013-01-10 03:50:37 PM  

Sybarite: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 480x80]

Is that a pubic hair?


He'll put one on every bill. Really gives them the personal touch. And with DNA testing, money becomes harder to counterfeit!
 
2013-01-10 03:53:51 PM  
A child's scribble for a child's nomination.
 
2013-01-10 03:55:22 PM  
I bet the Lew did this.
 
2013-01-10 03:58:01 PM  
In Lew of a signature....
 
2013-01-10 03:59:18 PM  
This is what happens when cursive doesn't get taught in schools. Shameful.

/Go shine your shoes.
 
2013-01-10 04:00:29 PM  
FARKing guy isn't even literate. That's perfect for the president who doesn't even know how many states there are.

Obama, et al., making the Bush II years look like the Einstein years.

Obama
stupidest.president.ever
 
2013-01-10 04:01:24 PM  

1000 Ways to Dye: 'The soft roundedness of the letters show he can adapt quickly and make rapid changes, but he's also self-protective. He doesn't want people to see his private side.'

Ms Lowe added that the darker dot under the last loop either signifies Lew has a problem with his ankle - or it may just be the pen.

Oh, Shut the fark up.


This.
 
2013-01-10 04:02:11 PM  
I actually like it.... in only that it shows how stupid signatures are for verifying many things anymore, like signing for CC receipts or the like.
 
2013-01-10 04:02:20 PM  
Can't wait to hear how the sovereign citizen types spin this into some reason why they don't have to pay their taxes.
 
2013-01-10 04:02:27 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: tricycleracer: Paywallhammered.

Try clearing your cache. That generally works with NYT articles.


Actually, all you have to do is once the URL loads with the modified BS hash key at the end, is just remove the junk after html? and it'll load normally..
 
2013-01-10 04:03:28 PM  
Found a dollar from 1963 a few years ago. Held onto it even though its not a silver certificate.

/collect odd change and currency
//found a steel penny a month ago!
 
2013-01-10 04:04:03 PM  

markie_farkie: Actually, all you have to do is once the URL loads with the modified BS hash key at the end, is just remove the junk after html? and it'll load normally..


Which is funny, since it means NYT "paywall" is "premium access for web neophytes".
 
2013-01-10 04:05:49 PM  
Yo Gamma Gamma (gamma gamma gamma gamma)?
 
2013-01-10 04:08:40 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-10 04:11:45 PM  
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-01-10 04:14:22 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-10 04:14:43 PM  
It looks like the hilarious path that Billy takes in Family Circus when his mom asks him to get something from the grocery store.
 
2013-01-10 04:14:57 PM  
d'oh
 
2013-01-10 04:15:27 PM  

rezaxis: This is what happens when cursive doesn't get taught in schools. Shameful.

/Go shine your shoes.


You're erroneously assuming that a signature is necessarily supposed to be your name in cursive (though it can be).
 
2013-01-10 04:16:56 PM  

DblDad: [img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]


Damn you!
 
2013-01-10 04:17:36 PM  
Prince could learn a thing or two from this guy about changing your name to a scribble.
 
2013-01-10 04:17:40 PM  
Tim Geithner's is good, too. Anybody care to find it? I'm mobile.
 
2013-01-10 04:18:20 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-10 04:19:46 PM  
It's like Ann Frank's signature.

What do you expect out of a blind girl?
 
2013-01-10 04:20:20 PM  

MakerGrey: Tim Geithner's is good, too. Anybody care to find it? I'm mobile.


giovanniworld.files.wordpress.com
hot
 
2013-01-10 04:21:04 PM  
Whoa subby, how the hell did you make that dollar sign?!
 
2013-01-10 04:22:45 PM  
memecrunch.com
 
2013-01-10 04:25:13 PM  
farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-10 04:26:15 PM  
Also... am I the only one who thought this was going to be something about Playboy when they first saw the headline?

/looked like little PB logos to me
 
GBB
2013-01-10 04:27:59 PM  
userserve-ak.last.fm

There's a scribble on yo bibble, baby.
 
2013-01-10 04:30:25 PM  
The article clearly indicates there are SEVEN curly-cues, not EIGHT...subby clearly didn't RTFA ;)
 
2013-01-10 04:33:15 PM  
+1 subs if I could. Made me laugh.
 
2013-01-10 04:34:44 PM  

NotARocketScientist: It's like Ann Frank's signature.

What do you expect out of a blind girl?


You're thinking of Amelia Earhart. Ann Frank was the chick that invented Radium.
 
2013-01-10 04:35:57 PM  
Who cares? It's just US dollars. It's not like it's real money.

fitsnews.com
 
2013-01-10 04:35:59 PM  

bark_atda_moon: It looks like the hilarious path that Billy takes in Family Circus when his mom asks him to get something from the grocery store.


Like more airplane glue?
 
2013-01-10 04:55:12 PM  
Wait ... we have a REPEAT tag? Since how long? Has my contempt for noticing fine details caused yet another embarrassment?
 
2013-01-10 04:55:46 PM  

Sybarite: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 480x80]

Is that a pubic hair?


It's a wee sprrrrringly sprrrrrrrightley currrrrrrrly pubic hairrrrrrrrrr!
 
2013-01-10 04:56:12 PM  

Flying Code Monkey: Wait ... we have a REPEAT tag? Since how long? Has my contempt for noticing fine details caused yet another embarrassment?


Only Modmins can use it.
 
2013-01-10 04:58:42 PM  
I just assumed those were supposed to be pink ribbons and this was another breaking Susan G. Komen Foundation scandal.
 
2013-01-10 05:02:21 PM  
a lawyer in the family signs like a charlie brown shirt

\/\/\/\/\/

for real
 
2013-01-10 05:03:20 PM  
Heh. Can't wait until the Sovereign Citizens decide that the loopy signature means the money's even less legit than they already think it is.
 
2013-01-10 05:04:49 PM  

Flying Code Monkey: Wait ... we have a REPEAT tag? Since how long? Has my contempt for noticing fine details caused yet another embarrassment?


For quite awhile now, but it's for admin use only, and even then only if we think a headline is too good to go red despite it being a repeat.
 
2013-01-10 05:10:46 PM  
You know who else?
www.od43.com
 
2013-01-10 05:22:01 PM  
Is this where we repost the same crap that we did in the previous version of this thread? OK.

galeri5.uludagsozluk.com
 
2013-01-10 05:23:19 PM  
Ms Lowe added that the darker dot under the last loop either signifies Lew has a problem with his ankle - or it may just be the pen.


Yeah, this legitimizes her... I'm definitely looking her up when I need a handwriting expert...
 
2013-01-10 05:24:17 PM  

MBooda: You know who else?
[www.od43.com image 504x298]


That's his later signature. As his time "in office" went on, it developed a more distinctive shrunken, "snapped in half" look. Also look at Nixon's, it eventually became a line with a slash through it, like a big X (Or a fallen cross?)

Graphology is fun, but I think the expert was joking a little with the ankle thing.
 
2013-01-10 05:31:32 PM  

It's Me Bender: Is this where we repost the same crap that we did in the previous version of this thread? OK.

[galeri5.uludagsozluk.com image 570x559]


is it supposed to be better this time around? if you don't recognize that that says "john w snow" in cursive then perhaps you need to go back and study it some more.

/try starting with 'rizzuto'
 
2013-01-10 05:36:04 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Jacob J. Lew, President Obama's reported pick for TreasuryAgriculture secretary

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Which of course resembles this:

i798.photobucket.com
You will only understand the significance of that flag if you ever played Cyber Nations.
 
2013-01-10 05:38:00 PM  

Pie_Cz: In Lew of a signature....


* golf clap *
 
2013-01-10 06:17:02 PM  
supercyan.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-10 06:18:00 PM  
I've done some of this type of analysis myself. It's mostly routine in this case. He likes Krispy Kreme, but doesn't want his wife to know how much. She thinks it's something he likes; really, it dominates his mornings. Note that the 4th loop is consistently smaller. He's obviously sexually attracted to some form of mid-sized aquatic species, but it's impossible to tell which one with such low-resolution images. He was mostly, but not entirely, breast-fed, and his mother was generally free of recreational drugs during that time. He's a closet Sacramento Kings fan. Check his wallet-- you'll almost certainly find a team schedule. The second one was signed while listening to "Call Me Maybe", or possibly "Angel of the Morning". It's oddly difficult to distinguish those. Could we get higher-quality images?
 
2013-01-10 07:34:47 PM  

treesloth: I've done some of this type of analysis myself. It's mostly routine in this case. He likes Krispy Kreme, but doesn't want his wife to know how much. She thinks it's something he likes; really, it dominates his mornings. Note that the 4th loop is consistently smaller. He's obviously sexually attracted to some form of mid-sized aquatic species, but it's impossible to tell which one with such low-resolution images. He was mostly, but not entirely, breast-fed, and his mother was generally free of recreational drugs during that time. He's a closet Sacramento Kings fan. Check his wallet-- you'll almost certainly find a team schedule. The second one was signed while listening to "Call Me Maybe", or possibly "Angel of the Morning". It's oddly difficult to distinguish those. Could we get higher-quality images?


This is only slightly more ludicrous than real handwriting analysis.
 
2013-01-10 07:38:10 PM  
Mr. Slinky.
 
2013-01-10 07:44:36 PM  
The title page of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I:

www.pykett.org.uk

JS Bach for Treasury Secretary!
We can start calling them 'thalers' again, too.
 
2013-01-10 08:28:02 PM  

BitwiseShift: Loopty Lew?

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 480x80]


Here we go.....

/loopty lie.
 
2013-01-10 08:37:41 PM  
It clearly says Jacob Lew. I don't see how you people can't read the guy's signature.
 
2013-01-10 08:55:13 PM  

joeflood: It clearly says Jacob Lew. I don't see how you people can't read the guy's signature.


Sorry, I don't read Kool-Aid
 
2013-01-10 09:13:44 PM  
Doesn't seem to be a problem as everyone knows whose signature it belongs to.
 
2013-01-10 09:51:20 PM  
lololololololol

/Close enough
 
2013-01-10 10:30:59 PM  
The short ones look a little like mine...
 
2013-01-10 10:38:01 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Is that even a signature?  Don't most signatures at least have some vague resemblance to letters?


Legally he could just make a big "X" and it would be his signature, at least in most states.  He could also print it in block letters.  And (at least in some states) you can use your initials, or nickname, or even just a thumbprint.
 
2013-01-10 10:49:52 PM  

BitwiseShift: Loopty Lew?

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 480x80]


media.npr.org
What many people do not realize is that Jacob J. Lew used be named "Billy Keane."
 
2013-01-10 10:51:25 PM  

1000 Ways to Dye: 'The soft roundedness of the letters show he can adapt quickly and make rapid changes, but he's also self-protective. He doesn't want people to see his private side.'

Ms Lowe added that the darker dot under the last loop either signifies Lew has a problem with his ankle - or it may just be the pen.

Oh, Shut the fark up.


Now might be a good time to point out that "graphology," like phrenology, is complete bunk.
 
2013-01-10 11:21:51 PM  

ciberido: [media.npr.org image 850x476]
What many people do not realize is that Jacob J. Lew used be named "Billy Keane."


Someone make a version of this with him doing things like "bail out Goldman Sachs", "inflate currency", "screw over the goyim", etc.
 
2013-01-11 03:15:35 AM  

ciberido: BitwiseShift: Loopty Lew?

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 480x80]

[media.npr.org image 850x476]
What many people do not realize is that Jacob J. Lew used be named "Billy Keane."


It seems a little odd that he would join those three men in a tub.
 
2013-01-11 07:24:45 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Too obscure?
 
2013-01-11 12:23:59 PM  
I'm starting to wonder if I'm the only one who never saw a strong connection between a signature and the letters of someone's name. I just thought one picked a convenient scribble that makes a minor effort to be unique. A throwback to people who couldn't write but could 'make their mark'. Hence why signing legal docs always have lines for both name and signature. So I wonder who cares if you can't discern his name from his mark, it's more important that it's something unique.
 
2013-01-11 03:32:17 PM  
The first loop (with a long lead-in, or first two loops depending on how you want to count them) makes up the cursive capital "J", while loops 2, 3, 4, and 5 represent the cursive "a", "c", "o", and "b", respectively. The last loop or loops, depending upon if he happens to throw an extra loop in there (which occasionally happens, apparently), is the cursive capital "L".

Or maybe I just see whatever I want in anything.

Yes, this seems more likely.
 
2013-01-12 01:16:36 PM  

ciberido: 1000 Ways to Dye: 'The soft roundedness of the letters show he can adapt quickly and make rapid changes, but he's also self-protective. He doesn't want people to see his private side.'

Ms Lowe added that the darker dot under the last loop either signifies Lew has a problem with his ankle - or it may just be the pen.

Oh, Shut the fark up.

Now might be a good time to point out that "graphology," like phrenology, is complete bunk.


I discern from your lumpy head that you're a skeptic?
 
2013-01-12 01:27:48 PM  

spammeister: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x347]
Too obscure?


Holy Moley! I loved that show!
 
2013-01-12 04:21:19 PM  

evilmousse: I'm starting to wonder if I'm the only one who never saw a strong connection between a signature and the letters of someone's name. I just thought one picked a convenient scribble that makes a minor effort to be unique. A throwback to people who couldn't write but could 'make their mark'. Hence why signing legal docs always have lines for both name and signature. So I wonder who cares if you can't discern his name from his mark, it's more important that it's something unique.


No, you're not the only one.

There seems to be a belief that there's a "sweet spot": your signature should, on the one hand, be decipherable -- it should recognizably be your name written in cursive, yet it should also be hard to duplicate, which implies (to the minds of many) it shouldn't be TOO clearly your name merely written in cursive (or worse) printed.

But it is, legally and pragmatically speaking, something of a myth.  Really almost any mark you can make with a pen on paper can serve as your signature (though again the exact rules vary from state to state in the USA, and I couldn't say what the laws require in other nations).  Nobody really has the authority to tell you that your signature is "wrong."
 
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