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Canada has beautiful money. On one side.


I like the simple elegance of the leaves on the penny...the beaver on the nickel...I really rather like the quarters and the loonies (well...I think the loonies need a bit of a redesign) and twoonies (is that how you spell that?) ..especially the twoonies. LOVE em. As I said. Their coins are beautiful. On one side. The other side...on EVERY...SINGLE...ONE...is the queen. And it's not necessarily the greatest profile ever either. And when she dies are they gonna put Charles on? Yoinks!

(As much as I loved New Zealand I thought the money was kind of ugly. And there's THAT WOMAN AGAIN!)

Not that I have anything against the queen. I secretly hope (okay, since I'm typing it...it's not so secret) that she outlives everybody in her family so none of her nutty offspring inherits the throne. But I've never really GOTTEN why she's still on Canadian coins. I mean...one, sure...but...every flippin' (and yes, I understand by the use of the word `flippin' I sound silly and very Provo Mormonish which I am not...so instead I'll say:) frakkin' (which still makes me sound silly but more of a sci-fi kind of nutbar) ONE? I mean...c'mon lady...I'm sure there are plenty of famous dead Canadians like uh... hmm. John Candy... who wouldn't look too bad gracing your coinage.

Off With Her Head



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Apr. 26th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think Charles will ever make it onto our coins. Now Prince William? Maybe. And that wouldn't be so bad, would it?
I prefer "toonie", but I doubt anyone really knows how to spell it. You're right, it is the prettiest.
And what's wrong with our loonie?!

My favorite part is all the pretty colors on our cash.
Apr. 27th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
P.S. John Candy would be awesome on a coin!
The blonde toaster on BG is Candian...
...Pamela Anderson *shudder*
...Alex Tribek...
...William Shatner...
...David Suzuki, that would be fun!...
...my town already named a road after Wayne Gretzky, so putting him on money would seem silly somehow...

Oh wait! Do they have to be dead to put them on money?
Now I'm at a loss. John Candy it is! On a penny! So you could have "Penny Candy"
Apr. 27th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
Penny Candy. LOVE it.

I guess they don't have to be dead... That's just a US rule. You could put famous live Canadians on... so like Celene Dion on a nickel? ;)
Apr. 27th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
If John Candy were on money, I would work overtime just to have extras!
Apr. 27th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
JOhn Candy? Alex TrebecK? SHATNER???!! REALLY?
I love John Candy and all, and Shatner gave a speech and my college graduation but really... of all the Canadians you could replace the Queen with you pick ...actors???

Have they really done anything deserving of being immortalized by the Royal Canadian Mint? ( that's why we have a Queen, Jett, so we can call everything the "Royal.. whatever", so it sounds all nifty and prestigious.heh heh)

I think we see their faces enough and they get enough attention and a lot of money completely inversely proportionate to their contributions to society.

I like the David Suzuki idea
or Sir Sanford Fleming or Dr. Norman Bethune if you're going the scientist route

Maybe a poet/songwriter or author like Leonard Cohen or Gordon LightFoot or Pierr Burton or Lucy Maud Montgomery (though she's probably cliche by now)

Maybe a war hero or "hero" of some kind? Maybe Billy Bishop or Laura Secord or Sam Steele? Sir Arthur Currie?

Tecumseh? Nellie McClung? Louis Riel? Rick Hansen? Terry Fox?

politicians are already on the paper money so no need to put them here too but still my point is...though i like the Queen connection so we can call everything Royal this or that i'd have no problem replacing her with some Canuck heroes... i just think there are more interesting people out there than actors. I mean how hard is it to read someone else's script out loud? heh heh heh
Apr. 27th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: JOhn Candy? Alex TrebecK? SHATNER???!! REALLY?
What can I say? They're the first famous Canadians I could think of.

How about Tommy Douglas - founder of Medicare?
Apr. 28th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah actually I think Tommy Douglas would be great on a coin or something. Just an all around great person. So many of his ideas he tried to put forth and eventually ..eventually many of them got adopted by other parties. Hopefully his legacy will continue... then again if I am aloud to sell my blood I could use the extra bucks!
ha ha ha
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Apr. 27th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
Beat me to it. Yay Commonwealths!
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