Cidu Bill on May 17th 2017


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Reality Check, comic strips, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Money”

  1. James Pollock May 17th 2017 at 12:37 am 1

    It’s a pun on “making money”.

    Such as it is. Maybe tomorrow’s will be a winner.

  2. Usual John May 17th 2017 at 12:49 am 2

    The squirrel is actually making a positive contribution here. Its remark is a separate joke, and one that is funnier than the main joke. Of course, that’s a low bar.

  3. woozy May 17th 2017 at 12:50 am 3

    POGO did it well and it was funny.

    This is…. Reality Check level funny.

  4. woozy May 17th 2017 at 12:52 am 4

    “The squirrel is actually making a positive contribution here. Its remark is a separate joke, and one that is funnier than the main joke. Of course, that’s a low bar.”

    I don’t get. They spelled dollar correctly but the squirrel thinks it is “dolla”?

  5. Kamino Neko May 17th 2017 at 12:55 am 5

    ‘Burp’ is funnier than the main joke…

  6. Arthur May 17th 2017 at 01:26 am 6

    I think the squirrel would have made a joke if it had said that
    they misspelled “dollar”. Saying they misspelled “dolla” is
    ambiguous at best.

  7. Minor Annoyance May 17th 2017 at 01:43 am 7

    Many years ago there was a bizarre musical comedy history of America hosted by John Wayne. At one point he visits a colonial print shop operated by Red Skelton. Red tells him he “makes big money” as a printer, then produces a dollar bill the size of a beach towel.

    A more ancient joke has some counterfeiters hiring a gifted but eccentric engraving, who gives them plates for twelve-dollar bills. Making the best of it, they print the bills and try to pass them in out-of-the-way country stores, giving a story about how the mint just began issuing them.

    At the first store they eventually convince the proprietor to break a twelve-dollar bill.

    “Do you want a five and a seven, or three fours?”

  8. Winter Wallaby May 17th 2017 at 02:18 am 8

    Arthur #4: I like it better with “dolla.”

    Reminded me of this old news story about counterfeit $200 bills:

  9. James Pollock May 17th 2017 at 02:36 am 9

    “Reminded me of this old news story about counterfeit $200 bills”

    Wait a minute.
    SInce there aren’t any REAL $200 bills, are there “counterfeit” $200 bills?

  10. Mitch4 May 17th 2017 at 08:23 am 10

    You better duck down the alley way
    Lookin’ for a new friend
    A man in a coon-skin cap
    In a pig pen
    Wants eleven-dollar bills
    You only got tens.

  11. Ignatz May 17th 2017 at 09:02 am 11

    Pogo did it well by turning it into a whole Abbot and Costello routine. “We gonna make money.” “Doin’ what?” “Making money.”

  12. VoodooChicken May 17th 2017 at 10:09 am 12

    Anyone see this movie? I can’t remember if it was here or another site that turned me on to counterfeiting $1 bills

  13. Folly May 17th 2017 at 11:36 am 13

    I didn’t see the squirrel at first and thought the word bubble was a caption. This made it funnier to me because I thought it was the cartoonist speaking.

  14. Kamino Neko May 17th 2017 at 03:30 pm 14

    WW - I agree. ‘Dolla’ is way funnier. ‘Dollar’ isn’t funny at all.

  15. woozy May 17th 2017 at 08:06 pm 15

    “WW - I agree. ‘Dolla’ is way funnier. ‘Dollar’ isn’t funny at all.”

    Neither is “dolla”.

    I mean, seriously, what is this “joke” you are all claiming to see? Is it that the counterfeiters spelled “dollar” as “dolla”? That’s funny because …. crooks are all from Brooklyn and they’re dumb and they talk funny?

  16. Mark in Boston May 17th 2017 at 08:07 pm 16

    Did you ever try to pass a genuine $2 bill at a McDonald’s?

  17. Christine May 17th 2017 at 08:46 pm 17

    James Pollock - someone once took advantage of pretty much that loophole. It was after the British Sovereign (? can’t remember exactly which coin) stopped being legal tender. However, there were lots of places that had valued the coin highly, even though it wasn’t legal tender there, because it was a known amount of gold with the weight of the Mint behind it. So someone started making fake ones. Since the value of the coins was higher than the gold value, and he wasn’t concerned with how well the coins wore, he used a higher gold content (saved wear on the dies). His defense for counterfeiting was basically “this isn’t currency, how could it be counterfeiting?”. They couldn’t get him for fraud because the coins were technically higher value (more gold) than the real ones. And after the trial he made more money off some idiots who thought they’d replicate his scheme, and bought the equipment off of him.

  18. Bob in Nashville May 17th 2017 at 09:07 pm 18

    The one thing I found funny was that the guy called “Frank” was only missing the bolts in his neck.

  19. woozy May 18th 2017 at 02:18 am 19

    If we getting into the names… my first thought was this was the Artie who choked three for a dollar.

    But it still didn’t make sense.

  20. Kilby May 18th 2017 at 05:00 am 20

    A long time ago there was an article in the Atlantic about an artist who created handmade dollar bills in various denominations, and would bargain with cashiers or shop owners. It wasn’t exactly counterfeiting, because he never claimed in any way that the notes were genuine - he left the decision up to the recipient as to whether they thought it would be worth it to accept the “art” as “money”.

  21. pepperjackcandy May 20th 2017 at 05:50 pm 21

    Have you ever seen that video that went around a while ago where someone doctored up a $10 bill with the number 50 and you see a woman with a bad manicure wiping the 50s off to reveal that — gasp! — it’s a $10 bill?

    I’m a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy, so I spend an hour or two a day at the register. The first time I saw that video, it took me a while to notice the “50″s. The bill had a picture of Alexander Hamilton on it. Of course it was a $10. Pretty obvious to me.

  22. Meryl A May 23rd 2017 at 02:16 am 22

    Mark in Boston - easy to use a $2 bill in Charlottesville, VA. The admission to Monticello for some time ended up with $2 as part of the change from a five, ten or twenty (such as maybe $8 or $18 dollars so that $2 was part of the change given - and of course one got a $2 bill.

    Some time ago there was a piece on TV about an artist who hand drew bills - I think $1 ones - and would use them to purchase items. He would explain to the person in the store who he was and that he had drawn the bill and that it was not legal money. (not sure if he signed them) Basically an exchange of art for merchandise. He was having a problem with counterfeiting charges that he was fighting.

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