The new plastic money: Or, How Old dead white dudes got a makeover

So we are all probably pretty familiar with the new money. It's horrible to have to count a stack of it, very slow, and often has to be recounted as the buggas stick together.

If it gets folded up in a pocket or a wallet, the creases become almost permanent.

They will melt. It doesn't feel real to me anymore, but our money is just electrons with no valid tangible thing to back it up anyway. Debit cards, and now cash are just pieces of plastic. Worthless in so many ways.

Celsius 232

“But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

No. We cannot make people listen. That is most obvious after so many years of standing in the crowd yelling DANGER while providing AMPLE facts and data to support it.

As Dr Prole said the other day, they called us Cassandras.....

The Craigslist Christmas eve scam.

So I have a few items up for sale on Craigslist.
Last evening I got a query, asking email and phone number, and is the item still available?
Yes, and I responded with my home phone number.

I got an email reply very early this morning, basically asking what the condition of the item is?
Since it was described, with accompanying photos in the actual ad, I just thought....hmmmmm.

Dying in this Harper wonderland....

Well, every year here at ACR it is a tradition that a Christmas song gets subverted. (The inspiration is usually the news.) Why should this year be any different?
pale presents,

Dying in this Harper Wonderland.
You all know the tune!

And I dedicate this picture to all the members of the Conservative party of canada!

For the CPC 

The phone rings,
you better answer,
collecting bills,
it's like a cancer,
you cant pay a one,
it's really no fun,
owing in this Harper Wonderland

Gone away, are good wages,
losing all,
but in stages,
you can't close that gap,
payday loans are a trap,
living in this Harper wonderland.

If you have two kidney's you can sell one,
to pay the fines imposed by Harper's courts!
The neighbours kids are crying cause they're hungry
but you can watch your Hockey and your porn!

Not my job,
being human,
it doesn't pay, like Bitumen
they own that whole crew,
and now your dog and you too!
owned and pwned in Harper's Wonderland.

In the park the benches are all taken,
but you can always find a cardboard box,
unless the cops decide that you are threatening!
and find yourself receiving taser shocks!

Work three jobs,
and your tired,
Vote "Right to work", to get hired,
You won't need a car.
cause you wont go that far,
unemployed in Harper's Wonderland.

Owing in this Harper wonderland.
Dying, in this Harper Wonderland.


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