Special treat of a story was emailed to me today from Stevil Kinevil at www.allhailtheblackmarket.com, on how the dollar Hand UP was born… Disclaimer: I can neither confirm nor deny the validity of this story and the only way I’m not going to believe it is if someone emails me an earlier story(and pic? to firstname.lastname@example.org )
“It was the 1999 Cross Nationals in San Francisco’s Presidio and the lot of us had been raging for days straight. Our races were all over an we were cheering on the elite and pro classes as they showed us amateurs how it was done. I remember when the pro men came though, they were moving so fast that they displaced air, similarly to standing near a train tunnel.
Towards the end of the race I threw a handful of money on the ground for my friends in the back of the pack. My idea, which was originally implemented when I was in high school, was when someone bent over to pick up the cash they would get dog piled. At some point Tim Johnson came through and snagged some of the dough on his way to a third place finish.
Further more, it was at that point I realized you could mock people mercilessly, all the while handing them money. No one could get mad at your heckles because as you were screaming at them to move their fat ass up the hill, you were holding a wad of cash out for the taking.
Thus, the dollar preme was born.”