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Funny money

March 23rd, 2010 · 109 comments

This first note, spotted by Nick, is from a school in New Jersey; the second, from DeAnna and Shawn, was taken at a school in Stony Brook, New York. Apart from those details… not really all that different, eh?

(I don’t think Monopoly-land has universal health care, though.)

THIS was stuck in the machine! Use real money and you'll get a real Drink! Use play money and everybody Gets NOTHING! Ms Joanne

Canadian $ is NOT real $

Love you, Canada! And your loonies, too.

related: putting 50 pennies in here is a hostile act

FILED UNDER: beverages · Canada · money · New Jersey · New York

109 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Jill Terwilliger

    I’ve been repeatedly assured that if you die in Canada, you die in real life.

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm   rating: 89  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Meesh

      And I’ve been told that if you die in Canada, it’s because you had to wait 6 months for a doctor to see you.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   Kat

      RE:Meesh Where’s the thumbs down button?

      Mar 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm   rating: 83  small thumbs up

    • #1.3   Jill Terwilliger

      I’ve been told that if you die in the US, it’s because healthcare is a priviledge, not a right.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm   rating: 184  small thumbs up

    • #1.4   matty-wat

      Re #1.1: Congressman Boehner… is that you?

      Mar 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #1.5   Hmm...

      And I’ve been told that if you die in the United States, it’s because you didn’t have insurance.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm   rating: 60  small thumbs up

    • #1.6   dmf

      I’ve been told that if you believe that “die whilst waiting for a doctor” crap about Canada, you’re not very bright.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm   rating: 123  small thumbs up

    • #1.7   Mo® bang

      The other country to have universal health care was…

      Nazi Germany!

      Godwin FTW!

      Mar 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #1.8   molly ringwald bang

      maybe everyone should stop listening to what they’ve been told and do some personal research…

      i neither agree or disagree with you, i’m just sayin…

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #1.9   Kay

      That may raise a chuckle, Mo®, but if you’re an American, do yourself and your countrymen a favour and educate yourself.

      And congratulations to all my American friends for the law signed today! You deserve to not worry about whether your children will not be excluded by insurance companies for any reasons.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #1.10   Mark bang

      What are you, Kay, some kind of limey commie bastard? Don’t you know they want to pull the plug on grandma?


      Suck it, teabaggers!

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #1.11   anglophile bang

      No jokes for you, Mo®!

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #1.12   molly ringwald bang

      poor grandma….

      but you know, they really should start euthanising seniors… i mean, they are just using up all the social security and getting all the good pills.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #1.13   infant tyrone bang

      Okay, now, that’s just about enough out of all of you not-funny people.

      This shows how desperately we are in need of a litmus test to unite us.
      But to use only the common red and blue litmus papers would only prolong and intensify the red-state, blue-state mentality we suffer from.

      Clearly, we need to develop a white litmus paper that will bridge
      the ideological gap and reunite us with red, white, and blue.
      I’m texting the Prez to set up a Litmus Paper Committee and Czar
      right away to make white litmus paper a priority and a reality.

      Only problem is if federal funds are spent on the R&D, Republicans will call it wasting the taxpayers’ money, while if private industry pays for it, Democrats will call it another boondoggle giveaway to Wall Street.

      Suggestions ? Bueller ? Any…

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #1.14   Jill Terwilliger

      where can I find these boondoggles?!

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #1.15   anglophile bang

      How about relying on charitable donations, ty? That should work.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #1.16   claw71 bang

      I don’t know much about the health care in Canadia, but I do enjoy the socialized hookers. Of course lately when I pee it smells like maple syrup.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #1.17   Mo® bang

      Oooh golly the No Humor Man came early I see.

      I best go gits me sum edumacation… :lol:

      Mar 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #1.18   Odium

      Is the privi ledge where you go when the bathroom’s occupied?

      I’ve been saying for years that Canadians aren’t real.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 6:54 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #1.19   Cdn_guy

      I am Canadian living with a very life- threatening chronic condition.

      I have no “private” health insurance.

      I was diagnosed incredibly early, saw a specialist within days, I see a world-class doctor regularily, my medication (incredibly expensive) is COMPLETELY Covered, and all of this has never costed me a single cent.

      Sure it takes some time to get a “family doctor” and some services have stupid wait lists. But when push comes to shove and you need serious medical attention, I can think of no better place to be than Canada.

      If i had been diagnosed in the US with the same condition without private coverage, I could very well be dead right now

      Mar 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #1.20   sleeps


      Mar 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.21   Jill Terwilliger

      Of course it is, duh.

      (also, I’m forever putting two Ps in apologize. This is merka! I spell how I wanna!)

      Mar 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.22   infant tyrone bang

      I think to find the really good boondoggles you have to go out to the tules.

      Those hookers, hearts of amber ?
      Sweet girls but with wooden expressions ?

      Yeah, charity, that’s the ticket.
      Give me a day or two to get a new Paypal account up and running, OK ?

      Mar 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.23   pigglebrain bang

      Those teabaggers were fucking delicious!

      Mar 23, 2010 at 9:23 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #1.24   Palomon bang

      I been told
      Canadian pussy is mighty cold…

      We still doin’ those?

      Mar 23, 2010 at 11:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.25   Meesh

      FWIW, 1.1 was meant to be ridiculous. I guess I should be a little less subtle next time…


      Mar 24, 2010 at 7:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #1.26   Canthz_B bang

      I’ve been told that if you die anywhere it’s because you’re not going to live forever.

      I’ve been told that insurance companies do not provide health care…hospitals and doctors do that, insurance companies pay bills. So if you die because you don’t have health insurance, it’s because the doctors and hospitals won’t cure you even if they can unless you give them money.

      I’ve also been told that if you don’t know the difference between health insurance and health care, you should STFU about it. ;-)

      Mar 24, 2010 at 9:22 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

  • #2   aaa bang

    What? Wanted play drinks
    Sigh… Logical fallacies
    Now I cry, Ms. Jeanne…

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Mo® bang

      Psycho killer, I
      Qu’est-ce que c’est? Moi?
      Argentina, we.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   park rose bang

      Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run away.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #3   Escape Goat

    Just ’cause I’m a drunk, I gotta pay you directly for my hangover juice? Gee, thanks, Luc-ass.

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #4   aaa bang

    I’m assuming if I drink irregularly, I don’t have to pay Lucas directly. Can I leave some Monopoly money hidden near the coffee maker, or would a trail of Bahamian coins leading to Lucas’ office be more appropriate? Or does this mean I don’t have to pay him at all because only regular imbibing is worth payment?

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #5   Mark bang

    WTF, that looks like Monopoly money, but Monopoly doesn’t have a $3 bill!

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   matty-wat

      Canadian Monopoly? Rich Uncle Pennybags gots to get him some Snapple.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #5.2   Kevin

      Monopoly Junior has $1, $2, $3, $4, and $5.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.3   Mel K

      NJ School kids learn street skills early!

      Mar 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #5.4   infant tyrone bang

      I think that $3 bill was from the Brokeback Mountain Monopoly
      game introduced a few years back by Castro St. Curios.
      All of the currency values were multiples of three.

      Sales were going along at a crack, brisk as a Wyoming spring breeze,
      until Polk St. Playthings blew everybody away by coming out
      with John Waters’ Monopoly game, The Divine Streets of Baltimore.
      All of the currency values were prime numbers.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #5.5   anglophile bang

      Kevin, your news makes me very sad. How are kids supposed to learn about money and making change and such if games use fake denominations for their fake money? I don’t know what the world is coming to these days.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #6   QuarterRoy00 bang

    That first sign is queerer than a 3 dollar………oh wait………

    Mar 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Mo® bang

      Only two things come from Calgary, steers and…

      Mar 23, 2010 at 6:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #6.2   Yaz


      Mar 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #6.3   matty-wat


      Mar 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #6.4   Palomon bang


      Mar 23, 2010 at 11:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #6.5   Gavin


      Mar 24, 2010 at 7:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #6.6   Slow Gin

      n my best hip-hop voice: ((3 dollah-dollah bill, y’all. ))

      Mar 24, 2010 at 7:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #6.7   Stinky bang

      …De Beers?

      Mar 24, 2010 at 11:10 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #7   Kay

    That one must be an old note. Canadian money is charging on the USD since the economic downturn. Soon she’ll be hoping to see the jar full of loons, polar bears and moose!

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Mike

      It is going to hurt when last week’s hotel bill is converted back to US$. I’m used to having $800 CAD post as $650 or $700 US, not $795.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #7.2   Travis

      Or people are just ignorant. Here in Canada people always seem to have a fairly good idea what the exchange rate is. I am not so sure people in the US keep track of that nearly as much, at least not the average person. I would be curious if there is any information about American’s general impressions about the strength of the US dollar though. Might have to go do some research in a bit.

      Mar 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #8   Kay

    Where did my comment go?

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Kay

      Oops! There it is.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.2   dmf

      Whoomp! (There It Is)

      Mar 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

  • #9   Agent Cooper

    Leave Canada alone!

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   oi bang

      History Lesson.
      Canada and the USA share a common mother, that being England, but while America’s father was apparently Jesus, Canada’s was France. While little brother Canada may not be able to throw the ball as far as its “cool” older half-brother America, Canada can at least find itself on a map (of course, Canada finds itself by locating the USA and going north)
      The world sees Canada as America’s dorky half brother. (although Canada sees the USA as a retarded cousin.)
      This sibling rivalry make me sad. very sad.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 3:32 pm   rating: 79  small thumbs up

    • #9.2   Luna

      Oi, I think I love you.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #9.3   Ehreeka

      One-fifth of U.S. Americans are unable to do find their own country on a map because some people out there don’t have maps, and anyway their education is helping the U.S. — er, uh — is helping other countries, such as South Africa and the Iraq and everywhere, like, such as. Just because little brother Canada is so selfish as to keep all that education to itself, the U.S. likes to spread its education all of the world. (Usually with missiles.)

      Mar 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #9.4   chrys

      That took me a minute, Ehreeka. It was so convincing that I just thought you were either really dumb or not fluent in English, and perhaps both.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 12:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #10   Vic

    I heard that if you die in either Canada or USA its because Australia stole all the good doctors by paying them more money.

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   park rose bang

      A large number of our doctors are from India because we stopped training our own, for some reason under some of our stranger government policies from the past. We are generally lacking in skilled workers, fullstop.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   infant tyrone bang

      Yeah, that it’s.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #11   Alex

    So if you want a drink, you had better pay with a REAL American $3 bill.

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:45 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Palomon bang

      Here’s my threeber. Make mine a cosmo.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 11:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #12   lolsuz

    With the current exchange rate, Lucas should be THRILLED to get Canadian money.

    Mar 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   claw71 bang

      Perhaps, but you still have to convert it from the metric system.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 8:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #13   Lori

    Well the Canadin dollar is almost on par with the US dollar so if you wait a bit, you may make more than your 25 cents

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #14   GhostWriter bang

    …with a nod to Pink Floyd

    This one was stuck, was stuck in the machine
    Use real money, and alright- you’ll get a real drink
    You buried the right choice, saving your coins
    Providing your toy bills, hoping for Sprite
    But now that you’re caught, I’ll punish you all!
    You thought it was cool, but ya know- I’m nobody’s fool
    I found it- found it- (found it) In the Machine…

    Mar 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #15   Pterosaur

    Canadian money is not real money.
    Canadians are not real people.
    Canada is not a real country.

    Reported Canadian sightings have been debunked as either swamp gas reflecting the light of Venus or unusually polite North Dakotans. The purported existence of Canada is a conspiracy perpetuated by the Moose Overlords within the Hockey-Maple-Syrup Complex.

    The truth is out there.

    Mar 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #16   claw71 bang

    I think the jokes about Canada not being real, or Americans viewing Canada as a dorky little brother are completely out of line. Canada is real and it’s much more important than we give it credit for. People who grew up during the Cold War might recall that Canada was projected as a possible battlefield if the Soviets and the US ever decided to go ballistic (finally, that term has been used appropriately).

    This was very stressful for Canadians, but they endured and remained cordial neighbors. I’ve talked to many Canadians who have told me that they identify with the US more than they do any other country. They see themselves as Americans and it hurts them that we so often overlook them. They laugh at the jokes, but deep down they’re hurt because they don’t feel respected. Not as another country, but just as a part of the same continent.

    I won’t take part in this. I know how valuable Canada is and it is a country that will always hold a special place in my heart. While most of you mock Canada as a country full of odd people who say “eh” too much, harbor an unhealthy affinity for hockey and export horrible offenses to music, I see an important part of what we are. To me, Canada is kind of like that wad of toilet paper I wedge between my butt cheeks when I’ve completed a “big job” and fear a little leakage might ensue. Thanks Canada!

    Mar 23, 2010 at 7:16 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Jill Terwilliger

      Well said, claw!

      I believe this is the gentle humour Steven has been looking for :D

      Mar 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #16.2   infant tyrone bang

      How sad is it that he was just here a day ago and now that the kinder, gentler, more cerebral and family oriented material comes out…whoosh…
      But, hey ! He was probably a Newfie anyhow, eh ?

      *pursuant to Claw’s leakage above: in old strategy games from Avalon Hill there was a term for sending one of your puny units up against one of your opponent’s powerhouses for the sole purpose of engaging that giant while your more powerful unit engaged his adjacent but weaker unit(s).

      The term was “soaking off” (sic)…not too funny by itself (sorry, Steven), but for older gamers Claw’s characterization of Canada as a type of absorbent buffer apparatus makes neurons fire in the funny cortex. ;-)

      Mar 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.3   matty-wat

      Hey , let’s not mourn Steven. Right now in a suburban Chicago bar(with plenty of parking) he and Fekket are meeting for the first time, brought together by their moral and intellectual superiority and their disdain of the irrelevantly unfunny. They KNOW funny! Steven is trying to eschew using big words so as not to come across desperate.
      Claw, more fiber.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #16.4   Mike

      I love visiting Canada!

      Mar 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #16.5   infant tyrone bang

      I’m about to venture off-grid for a couple weeks, with only occasional access to PAN. The image of Steven and Fekket canoodling chastely
      (at first) as they resist the temptation to try and out-sinceretize the other (yes, lest they come across as desperate) is likely to see me through the many unconnected hours ahead. Thanks for the travel-pak.

      The thought of them creating a life and a world for themselves and maybe later a young’un or two is not nearly as cheerful and comforting.
      They might be really nice folks if you got to know them under the right circumstances, time, and place…but for more than one reason their online personae bring to mind a favorite Zappa quote: “If your children ever find out how lame you really are, they’ll gonna murder you in your sleep.”

      If they drop by in the future to buff up their feelings of superiority,
      I hope they won’t get all sensitive and take that the wrong way.

      Mar 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.6   Jill Terwilliger

      Steven reminds me of another Steve I’ve heard of.

      at about the 28 second mark.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 1:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #16.7   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

      Yeah, you’re just tryin’ to get some ‘Beans’

      Mar 24, 2010 at 10:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #16.8   Stinky bang

      I would guess that since Fekket doesn’t like crass people, doesn’t swear, and was home-schooled, she probably doesn’t drink. But maybe she’s still in the bar, enjoying a Grape Nehi, ala Radar O’Rielly.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 11:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.9   claw71 bang

      Come on, Stinky! A MASH reference? Did you text this comment in from your Jitterbug?

      Mar 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #16.10   Stinky bang

      Do you mean my phone, or the groovy new dance I was doing?

      Mar 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #17   Limeliberator bang

    hey hey hey! Let’s go easy on the “Limey”, ok? You know who else has Universal Health Care? Developing nations and some of the most forward-thinking nations in the world. Do you know what you never see in those nations? You never see a can with a picture of a toddler on it asking for money to pay for health care bills. Everyone should just suck it up. At least someone’s TRYING to do something about it..

    On a more friendly note, Canada is a wonderful place. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. The money in coin form is so much more economical in terms of duration. Besides, show me where (in America) you can throw coins at strippers and not get dirty looks! (no pun intended)

    Mar 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   claw71 bang

      Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it… That sounds like something my gay neighbor told me when he cornered me in the garage and took off his pants.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 1:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #18   akachela

    I live really close to the border, so Canadian coins (except for loonies and toonies, of course) are accepted by everything except for vending machines. I only realized this wasn’t normal when I went on vacation in California and tried to give a cashier Canadian coins. She gave them back and said, “you can’t use foreign money.” I replied, “but it’s not foreign” before I remembered Canada is, in fact, a foreign country.


    Mar 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Sue

      I had a similar experience – I lived in Maine and thought nothing of the occasional Canadian coin for anything other than vending machines. I was in an airport in Texas once, though, and when I got to the front of the line at a kiosk the cashier was turning a Canadian penny over and over in his hand – “what is this thing??” I ended up taking it in change, I could use it when I got home!

      Mar 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #19   lisa

    Hey, maybe the vending machine had it coming. I bet the person who put in the fake money was just sick of it always eating money, being out of order, and repeatedly spitting out that last quarter. So he or she decided to shove a monopoly-money fist down the damn thing’s throat. Sweet revenge: priceless.

    Mar 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #20   aaa bang

    On a related note, I went to an arcade recently and some dumbass decided to clog up the token slots with quarters. So not only did I get about a dollar’s worth of quarters, I got a few abandoned tokens for my trouble. Woot. I guess.

    /boring, not funny story

    Mar 23, 2010 at 9:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Palomon bang

      Boring! But true!

      Mar 24, 2010 at 12:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #21   ash

    you’re, not your

    Mar 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #22   infant tyrone bang

    Coffee Beans 25¢/shot ?
    How big a syringe does that entail ?
    Sounds like the femoral artery is the target area…
    Dudes, don’t let the ladies hornswaggle ya.
    It may not be the be all and end all, but thighs matters.

    *Dedicated to Gertrude, our thilly vithiting thcollar from the Eatht.

    Mar 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #23   Palomon bang

    Enough Canada bashing, you hosers.

    Mar 24, 2010 at 12:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #24   chrisswiss83 bang

    If it doesn’t work in a vending machine or a parking meter, it’s not real. Canadian money always ruins the day when you have to park or you need a Kit-Kat bar.

    Mar 24, 2010 at 12:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #25   Adam

    Mmmm Snapple. Canada is a joke.

    Mar 24, 2010 at 1:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #26   ian in hamburg

    Exploding myths about Canadian healthcare, as seen in a real US newspaper:

    Mar 24, 2010 at 4:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #27   Angela

    Do you think in Canada they have signs that say “American $ is not real $”?

    Mar 24, 2010 at 7:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   claw71 bang

      Maybe during the Bush Administration, but now that we’re rapidly becoming a socialist republic just like them they take our money with affable Canadian aplomb.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 8:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.2   Ellie

      I live fairly close to the border and we get a lot of American tourists. So we generally accept American coins as if they were Canadian coins and American bills at the exchange rate. Further North, though, I bet your money is as useless to us as ours is to you.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 8:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #27.3   claw71 bang

      Ellie, “further North” they take pelts, beads and raw gold.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 8:42 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #27.4   rin

      And two-fours.

      Apr 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #28   Heroin

    Canadian money is awesome because it’s so colourful.

    Whenever I go to the U.S. I always have to pull out all my bills to see what’s what. It’s all green.

    We have purple money up here!

    (For serious: it’s not common for actual life-threatening health cases to take a long time. People tend to think that their health problems are urgent when they aren’t really. It’s why our emergency rooms are clogged up. Yeah, your cold sucks, but is it really an emergency? Keep your fucking germs at home.

    If your knee is messed up and you need an MRI, you’re going to have to wait a few months. Maybe even a year.
    However, if your doctor thinks you have a brain tumor, you’re going to wait a few weeks. It’s done on an urgency scale. In both cases, that MRI is going to be free.)

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:01 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Annie

      Nothing’s perfect. People who can pay die waiting too. Demand is high, and diseases are strong.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 11:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #28.2   Canthz_B bang

      No, your MRI is not free. You just don’t get a medical bill.

      You get a tax bill to cover salaries, the cost of keeping the clinic building open, the great amount of electricity that an MRI machine runs on, etc.
      Make no mistake about it…you pay for your medical care…unless your doctors don’t get an income.
      Where did you think the money came from?

      If the US had a Canadian-style system, there would be very little wait time…we have a great many more MRI machines down here, a side effect of our current system of competition.
      We have lots of empty hospital beds and radiology facilities competing for patients (customers).
      We have way more doctors practicing medicine here as well, that’s why they are allowed to advertise to drum up business.

      Do you really think doctors, hospitals and other providers of medical services would be advertising if they had a two-month backlog of patients?

      Contrary to what seems to be popular opinion, Americans are not without Government-sponsored health benefits. We’re not all sitting around waiting to die if we don’t have private insurance.
      In the U.S., direct government funding of health care is limited to Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which cover eligible senior citizens, the very poor, disabled persons, and children. The federal government also runs the Veterans Administration, which provides care to veterans, their families, and survivors through medical centers and clinics.
      There are also many State and County programs we can turn to in a pinch.

      We just don’t have a Single-Payer System across the board. That doesn’t mean we just let the disabled and the poor die in the streets.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #29   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

    Reality is not real.
    It’s a fig newton of my imagination.
    My philosophy professor told me so.

    On a healthcare/insurance note, I really don’t care what they do as long as I can pay for it and still have enough left to afford both the rent and ramen. I know, I know, I ask the impossible.

    Mar 24, 2010 at 10:09 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Reality is for those people who can’t handle drugs.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 10:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #30   Stinky bang

    I lived in Australia for a while, and all the money there was both different colors, and different sizes (even the bills). I asked a local about that once. He gave me a withering stare and said, “well yeah, how else are blind people supposed to know how much money they have in their wallet?”

    Mar 24, 2010 at 11:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   farcical aquatic ceremony

      Poor Stinky! : ( I think some folks walk around every day just WAITING for the chance to look at someone witheringly. I guess we in the U.S. make all of our bills the same size BECAUSE we want blind people to be confused.

      Mar 24, 2010 at 1:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #30.2   Stinky bang

      Do you mean it’s American to rip off the disadvantaged?

      Mar 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #31   Boad

    Well, blame Canada
    Blame Canada
    With all their beady little eyes
    And flapping heads so full of lies
    Blame Canada
    Blame Canada
    We need to form a full assault
    It’s Canada’s fault!

    Blame Canada
    It seems that everything’s gone wrong
    Since Canada came along
    Blame Canada
    Blame Canada

    They’re not even a real country anyway

    Mar 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #32   wurdnurd bang

    Everything from Canada is FAKE ! I once bought a Honda Civic, supposedly a Japanese car. But when I looked on the data plate the country of origin was CANADA ! Face it, Canada defenders, my logic is irrefutable. Hah!

    Mar 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #33   Annie

    First of all… that bottom picture would make more sense to me if it was Canadian tire money, just saying….

    For the Americans reading this, Canadian Tire is a store here, that gives out redeemable money. But only for that store. some places actually accept it for real money though… but only with special exceptions.

    Also, don’t hate on Canada. We may not have a clear “identity” but we also aren’t known specifically for our stupidity. Glad to see your government getting some good press for a change…

    Mar 27, 2010 at 11:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Canthz_B bang

      Hey, people the world over are attracted to American stupidity!

      Don’t believe me? Go overseas and ask people, if they could emigrate only once in their lives, if they would choose Canada or the USA.

      Canada is awesome, but don’t get it twisted. ;-)

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #34   Zewt

    Team Ms. Joanne. I want my friggin Diet Coke.

    I don’t really have an opinion on Canada, other than they need to keep Anne Murray from making more cheap compilation albums to sell on late-night TV.

    Apr 5, 2010 at 11:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up


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