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Crimes against nature

Vertical money!

Vertical.

Money.

Colorful money was bad enough. Plastic money is awful. But vertical money? Get thee behind me!

They cannot resist fiddling with the levers and buttons, can they? I mean, it’s next year and it’s Bank of Ulster, but it will be spendable throughout the UK. I might even have to handle one of these.

We’ve joined the ranks of Bermuda and Kazakhstan. I hope they’re pleased with themselves.

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Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 24, 2018, 9:31 pm

Looks sorta Japanese I think. What the hell do I know (in case no one figured that out yet).

OT question – when did the Daily Fail go in for publishing a daily snuff flick?

You’re in England, you and Uncle B are in charge of these things right?

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 24, 2018, 10:16 pm

Vertical, shmertical. It’s all fiat money anyway, with “value” determined by the solid logically unassailable expedient of mass delusion. Paper or plastic money should all have the grinning face of Alfred E. Neuman emblazoned.

Govts are so awesomely trustworthy about looking out for our best interests, right? So letting them control the universal medium of exchange makes perfect sense, right? They are always immune to the lure of easy living and/or power over their subjects achievable through currency debasement, right?

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 25, 2018, 1:14 pm

Hey – it could be worse…. at least those bills aren’t ugly.

What do I mean by ugly?
http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/20/news/10-bill-hamilton-20-tubman/

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: May 25, 2018, 1:46 pm

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 25, 2018, 1:14 pm
Hey – it could be worse…. at least those bills aren’t ugly.

What do I mean by ugly?
http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/20/news/10-bill-hamilton-20-tubman/

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Harriet looks like she’s holding back a bowel movement. “Whatchoo mean, I cain’ use the white folks’ outhouse?”

Didn’t Trump cancel that plan? I hope so; it would be one more thing to admire him for.

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 25, 2018, 5:54 pm

I guess there wasn’t a happier picture of Harriet. That one does look like she’s pretty pissed about something.

That was the style for the age though, photos were serious things and you needed to be serious about it. There aren’t many personal ones taken in that time where the people looked happy about the whole thing.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 25, 2018, 5:55 pm

If the U.S. currency simply MUST have the faces of a women, I respectfully suggest Lucille Ball in her Lucy in the candy factory role, and Dolly Parton. If it’s limited to someone of historical or political significance, then it should be Sarah Palin. If the requirement is for an African-American woman, then Moms Mabley.

 


Comment from Drew458
Time: May 28, 2018, 12:55 pm

At least these new bills are pretty, and probably pretty durable too.

The money in the USA seems to change constantly. Pretty sure our paper money has gone through 5 or more variations each in the past decade or so. And forget our coins: the guys at the mint have nothing to do, so at this point we have about 200 commemorative varieties of our quarter in circulation. Not to mention the billions spent on “gold” finish $1 coins that nobody wanted, 100+ versions, that were so awful they just put them all in a vault somewhere.

 


Comment from Drew458
Time: May 28, 2018, 1:05 pm

I just read the story you linked. The £10 note has a potato on it. Irish money. With a potato on it. Over here, that would give the politically correct people seizures. Might as well have a colony in Africa and put golliwogs on their bills.

I’m actually taken aback that a new currency in the UK doesn’t have printing on it in Arabic and Somalian.

 

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