Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Toxic Dollar

It was just a little comment over at Leg Iron's place, that's all. To which someone replied with a suggestion.

Now THERE is an excellent idea!

Someone make up a rubber stamp that says "Smoker's Money" so one can rubber stamp all the bills. Get enough of it in circulation and it will make the point loud and clear.
Forget toxic debt. In light of the new thirdhand smoke scare, meet the new toxic dollar.


As the person who e-mailed me** this picture says:

It's going to make me giggle uncontrollably to think some frail anti will someday have their hands on my bills, treating it like some teen wrote 666 and put it in the collection plate.

Now I just have to figure out how to open the stamper to refill the ink.
Did a lot of them, then? Glorious.

** An ex-smoker, BTW.


17 comments:

Snowolf said...

Now that's an idea with legs. I like that, I like that a lot.

ShinarsBasketCase said...

Now THAT's the kind of thing Simon should be coming up with it! Love it.




...although defacing currency is no doubt an offence in this cuntry?

Dick Puddlecote said...

Shinar: "although defacing currency is no doubt an offence in this cuntry?"

Indeed it is, but banks routinely mark notes when counting etc, so I reckon we'd be OK. ;)

Curmudgeon said...

Hmm, could work the other way: "Handled by HIV Positives"

Argentum said...

Shinar: ...although defacing currency is no doubt an offence in this cuntry?

The definition and origin of US Treasury currency defacement: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1405/is-it-legal-to-put-a-hole-in-a-quarter-and-sell-it

ShinarsBasketCase said...

@ Argentum, thanks but the 'cuntry' I was referring to was the UK not the colonies.

Orbdragon said...

@Shinar: Sorry! I thought you were talking about the cuntry on the bill :)

Junican said...

I think that the stamp would read better:

BEWARE! HANDLED BY A SMOKER!

You could bang it on junk mail and stick it back into the post, couldn't you?

The trouble is that 3rd hand smoke is a dream, only of interest to professional zealots.

Junican said...

I was thinking about how slugs apparently love tobacco plants.
Slugs are slimy, aren't they? Tobacco Control wants to exterminate the tobacco plant, doesn't it?

So we can reasonably describe Tobacco Control as Slimy Slugs. So we can say SS (nazi) Tobacco Control.

Love it.

Groompy Tom said...

Groompy is standing by and waiting further instructions on Operation Toxic Dollar.

JuliaM said...

"......although defacing currency is no doubt an offence in this cuntry?"

How are they going to prove it?

Anonymous said...

I'm ordering mine now.
google, buy custom rubber stamps !

George Speller said...

And all they have to do is trace orders for stamps and they've got you. And they will. Better to use a John Bull printing outfit and make sure the ink is untraceable.

ps today's word verification is "thromp".
That's a great word looking for a meaning.

Orbdragon said...

@George: Since most money no longer contains any trace of the metals it represents, "defacing currency" is an archaic law with little bearing.

A little civil disobedience is good for the soul. >:)

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

You can get a self inking stamp for less than the present price of a pack of 20 B&H

Bit late to this ...

steveshark said...

Potato prints with home made ink.

Trust me...

Diana said...

That's tough doing if you want to do it on the fly with bills fresh from the ATM or till