It’s the only magic trick I can do.
The original art for this strip comes with its very own Boner Dolla.
OH MY GOD. Right now i’m really wishing we had one dollar bills in Canada.
That is so you Erika. Keep up the great work.
I heard the the dollar becomes invalid once written.
But that doesn’t stop me from writing on it.
You know whats funny? Its a federal offense to write on money.
Well, it is in Canada at least. I’m sure if its illegal in Canada, its illegal in the states.
Which is sad because I write on every bill I get the Dead Kennedys logo and lyrics to whatever I’m listening to at the moment.
You should do this to all of your change bills at cons, so people remember the transaction later!!!
I am definitely going to do this with the next one I happen across.
This is best idea, ever. The government might arrest you though.
Oh U. <3
LMAO… okay, *that* was worth it. :3
hee hee! Must… resist urge.. to add letters…
Fan-freakin’-tastic. I see much currency defacing in my future.
I wish I were American so I could do this too. Damn you Canada, and your dollar coins!
Will next week comic about writing F—A—R—T- on the other side ?
Like here :
Oh you. LOL
The other trick we had (back in junior high) was to fold the bill so that it read “The U-S-S-R” across the top.
I’ll buy that for a dollar!
Damn you Australia for one dollar coins as well!
it perfectly legal to write on bills- it’s writing on other things and then pretendning that they are bills that causes the problem. Technically, doing anything to a bill that removes it from circulation is iffy, so, you know, if somebody was so offended by boner that they turned it into the bank to be retired, but hey! it’s funnier than that!
Haha; even at the third panel I was predicting what was going to happen.
It’s not an offense to write on the bills everywhere though; I’m not sure about Sweden (which would be where I live, if anyone wonders why the hell I’d mention it out of the blue), but on a vacation in Turkey we could spot people writing little messages and reminders on the lira bills, which afterwards would still work perfectly well for paying with.
No, it’s only illegal to “deface money” if done with intent to defraud. (Or with intent to damage paper money such that it’s “unfit to reissue”.)
That’s why those “Where’s George?” people aren’t in jail.
Write on your bills all you want! Live free!
Damn! I almost got arrested for spending a dollar like that :( http://bp1.blogger.com/_5i3y3TQ_K4g/Ru7gHwwC3VI/AAAAAAAAAHI/ptUU5GCOHzU/s1600-h/ad2.jpg
Actually Gavin it appears that the dollar you show is in fact illegal as it lacks the serial tracking numbers telling what batch it was made in and the federal bank that issued
I remember the exact moment she found out how to do that.
Good times on the Erika Moen Super Fun Fun Show.
Rocket has a pic of a BONER dollar on her MySpace page – she received it as a tip. Now I’m wondering who gave it to her??? : P
HAHA! Erika wins!
I hope someday I get a bill with BONER written on it.
Let us know if the Secret Service shows up on your door. http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=426715
Good luck! :)
Though I suppose it has not been made unfit for circulation…. unless it ends up in the bible belt that is….
Interesting thought on defaced dollars (based on an idea by Robert Anton Wilson)
Think about the value of the following:
1. A dollar
2. A dollar signed by a random ordinary person
3. A dollar signed by a famous artist
4. A dollar signed by a famous artist before he was famous
5. A dollar signed by a famous artist you’ve never heard of so you don’t recognise the name
6. An exact duplicate of a dollar made by a criminal (i.e. a forgery)
7. An exact duplicate of a dollar made by a famous artist (i.e. a piece of art)
If you work for a bank you should be thinking 1-5 are worth a dollar, but 6 & 7 are worth nothing (and could get you into trouble). Everyone else would be crazy to think like that.
Nah, nah… just fold it up, and tell people it’s a subliminal advertisement for Baskin Robbins (BR) ice cream. =)
Us high-school kids on the east coast have been doing this for ages
@Hrmm removed digitally from the scan. The actual bill had a different letter on it as well
ugh.. I work in retail and see that on dollar bills ALL THE TIME…. along with that “where’s george?” stamp…
When I was a kid, we used to fold dollar bills so that the back said “TITS OF AMERICA”.
Oh my god. You just made my night. : )
And then Topknot proceeded to do this to every one dolor bill in her boyfriend’s wallet.
holy crappers you have an office depot card…kind of weird to see a card from the place you work at in a webcomic you read
Hahaha~ you would always do anything for fun XD
I know this is a little late, but my wife works at a bank and this is the official bit of it.
1. Any defacing of money IS illegal. Since it’s hard to pin-point who defaced money, it is rarely enforced. You have to remember though, currency is more or less the property of the government which it lets its citizens use to represent their wealth. Defacing money is a federal crime.
2. Every time money is defaced it will, when it gets to a bank, be destroyed. All money that has any writing on it will be taken, counted, and sent to official shredders. The bank then receives new money to replace the defaced money.
3. My wife has, on a few occasions, seen the ‘Boner’ bills. She laughed, but as is policy, they were sent to the shredders.
Carvin, in what country?
My brother once worked at a LGBT bookstore in Dallas. As a political act they stamped “Queer Money” on all the paper currency. My brother said that the bank finked them out to the US Secret Service, who then threatened criminal charges unless they stopped doing it. Like one count of defacement per bill. Pretty stupid, huh?
So can I blame you for having to hide those things at the bottom of my till to keep them away from unsuspecting little old ladies with bad hearts? lol, just kidding
not illegal in uk as far as i know. The banks and businesses write numbers all over notes. even if you destroy the whole note as long as you keep the section with the code on the banks will replace the note
it is illegal to deface the queens head on coins though, but i’ve never heard of anyone ever being charged for it
coincidentally i just showed this trick to a friend, before i read this strip!
genius! Reminds me when I used to work at a gas station; when we’d get 100 dollar bills we’d have to check them with this special pen, and I’d draw all over Benyamin. Make him look like a pirate or a lady or a pimp.
found one of these in my till today
There is a Flickr group dedicated to this.
Up here in Canada, all we can do is the Spock-Five.
guess who’s doing this to her all of her lunch money~
And here all I’ve been doing is the Hoodoo money drawing spell on my $20’s and the “I grew Hemp” speech bubble over George!
OMG I lol so much.
my friend got one like these as a tip at her job
I’d never have guessed so many 12yo boys read (and write) DAR.
… ok so i’ve been obsessively reading your comics the last two days and I love them! but ironicaly I got a dollar bill for change and it had the BONER written on the back. Cracked me up.
I work at a gas station in Oregon, a hundred miles NW of Portland, and I got a bill like this a few weeks ago…
funny story actually…I work at a kids gymnastics place, and someone put a dollar just like that into a clear donation container. I had to get it out because the “BONER” side was facing out and it took me about two hours.
It was you 0_0 wasn’t it?
This… Is the greatest… thing I have seen…. Today.
… I THINK I GOT ONE OF THESE.