While you’re in there doing that crazy governmental shit…

The news has been fun this week, eh? A LAUGH RIOT. My business partner and I put our phones on “Do Not Disturb” today just in case the bank calls to cancel our line of credit.

With the news stories are flying all over the place, I understand the crisis much better now, but I still don’t get how George Bush and most other politicians had the gall to say the economy was just fine, even as recently as just a few months ago. I guess by then the money had been sucked out of the system and they were playing Monopoly anyway, so why not make try to make nice nice while they huddle over at Park Place?

Speaking of Monopoly money, one of the crazier ideas I have heard bandied about is the thought of just making more of it. Literally. Just printing more money. Talk about the stupidest thing ever. Talk about a great way to make our money worth even less. Print up a bunch of sheets of paper that mean nothing and dump them into the economy.

OH RIGHT! That’s what they did in the first place.

But here’s the thing. If they do print more money, can we redesign it in the process? Because whoever gave the goahead to put Helvetica on the dollar bill ought to be shot. (That’s Arial to you PC folks). And this time? How about picking someone who understands color theory and won’t put opposite colors like red and green together? Heck, I will even volunteer my services for FREE.

Seeing as they will be worth about nothing soon.

This article has 13 comments

  1. Sizzle

    I could get behind a money redesign.

  2. TxGambit

    Oh yes, that is a great idea!! ha, ha… I admit I know little about the economy but I know enough to know that doesn’t work! 🙂

    I love your work so I would love if you did a redesign.

  3. zipper

    PLEASE redesign the dollar. Just send them a comp. I am sure they will take you up on it.

  4. Anonymous

    And the bailout just passed. Heaven help us.

  5. kerrianne.org

    And maybe we could change the line on the bills to read “In GUNS we trust.” Seems more “American” to me.

  6. Tree

    LMAO! I want prettier money, too. But I think the cost to redesign and reprint should be better spent somewhere else… Sorry, Aimee.

  7. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Good point Teresa… but a girl can dream, can’t she??? 😉

  8. Hip Mom's Guide

    Imagine what you creative types could do! Pink and green for the preppy crowd; black and grey for the cosmopolitan crew… This could work!

  9. nutmeg

    And why isn’t anybody saying to mr. bush – go directly to jail – do not pass go.

  10. Bridge

    I have the feeling a lot needs to be redesigned in this country.

  11. Ashmystir

    As long as I can buy shoes…i don’t care what my money looks like.


  12. AB

    Arial is ADA compliant. Easiest font for vision impaired.

  13. Oz

    While you’re redesigning the bills, maybe you can convince them to get rid of the useless penny, and maybe even the nickle.

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