Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Of Dollars and $ense

What's up with American money? It all looks the same.
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Canadian money is so much better. (insert blatantly obvious joke about Canadian money being less valuable than American money here...no, really, go ahead. There you go! How original!)

Anyways, why don't we compare some Canadian money to its American counterpart?
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Look at how big that twenty is! It's huge!! It's also green, which distinguishes it from other bills, like the ten and the five if for some reason you can't see that huge number on it. It also has a nifty little hologram on the side. It costs us $30 to print that bill, but that's ok, you don't want to lose money on counterfeits. (actually, I have no idea how much it costs to print that money, I hope it's less than $20)
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Here's a couple more. Look at the size of the numbers! You can't miss them, plus, with the different colours, you can't give someone a twenty, thinking it's a ten or a ten thinking it's a five. (I'd have put a picture of a five up, but I don't waste my time with the small bills.)

On the down-side, there's braille in the upper right corner of the bills, so you can't stiff blind people if you ever find yourself giving them change. That's a pretty important to know - if your schtick is giving blind people the wrong change, then don't come to Canada. I recommend trying China, or Mexico.

We don't have 1 and 2 dollar bills anymore. We phased those out for the much more annoying coins.
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We have the loonie (which as a loon on it) and a twoonie, which has a polar bear on it. Polar bears roam around all the time in Canada, in fact, I just saw one at the corner when I was going to get my morning cup of maple syrup.

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And, finally, because I'm tired, we have the nickel. How do you get the queen on a nickel to smile? Turn it over and rub the beaver (click to enlarge). Ha....ha...ha... How do you get whoever it is on the American nickel to smile? Who knows, and frankly, I don't care. Beaver! Ha, that's rich.

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