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Theme Money   (+1)  [vote for, against]
Print money with a different theme every year

One thing I always hated about money is that it basically immortilizes people who have really done no more than sink us further into trouble than we were when they started. Politicians. I would like to see money that immortalizes something special or memorable from the past. Anything from cars to Dolly. (the sheep, not Parton). I don't claim ownership of this idea, the French started it by placing famous scientists on their money. But changing it every year would make for a more interesting transfer of funds.
-- TBK, Nov 11 2002

Don't blink
Bart Simpson as the baby on the Nirvana Nevermind album cover - note Krusty the Klown is on the Krusty Buck [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

£5 and £10 notes honour George Stephenson and Charles Darwin - an outstanding engineer and scientist. Who would you rather have? David Beckham?
-- hippo, Nov 11 2002

Isn't this what stamps are for?
-- catfish25, Nov 11 2002

I probably should have specified I am from Canada, all I ever see on money is dead prime ministers, queens, and when I cross the border, dead presidents. I guess people from more progressive countries find this idea baked. Apologies.
-- TBK, Nov 12 2002

at least when i was there a few years ago, on of the bills in france had the little prince on it (or le petite prince). i thought that was great. i'd like to see, i dunno, droopy dog or something on the 5 dollar bill.
-- notme, Nov 12 2002

I'd like to see someone's face obscured by beer mugs
-- thumbwax, Nov 12 2002

How about 'bakery bucks? Redeemable for halfbakery merchandise... featuring famous ideas/bakers on one side and a croissant on the other.
-- madradish, Nov 12 2002

random, halfbakery