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Duplex Planet Money
In 1979 the residents of the Duplex Nursing Home,
with the assistance of
David Greenberger, created their own currency, printed
from linoleum blocks.
the easiest job in the world?
JOHN FAY: In a bank. You don't get dirty in banks. You
go home with
neckties on and not one piece of dirt on your clothes.
Well, prudence dictates it because anything can happen.
So you can live! Jesus Christ.
KATZ: To pay me bills and get ahead in the world - to
BOB SHIREY: Because Ben Franklin's one of my heroes
and he said a penny
saved is a penny earned.
BILL HUGHES: Oh, I hate to puncture your balloon, but
what he did was
combine much of the wit and wisdom of the world up to
that point and put it
all in his almanac. he complied it, but he originated
little if any of it.
BOB: Saving's important because if you don't save you're
living on the
edge of disaster all the time, and there's no security
To keep from gettin' hungry.
To purchase essential items. And I used to save money
memberships in American Standard of Metals and the American
Saint John's Lodge of Springfield, Vermont. And also
Society of Springfield, Vermont.
I've been wonderin' that crissakes for years -- why?!
I can't see any sense in it. What for, for someone else
have a good time on? You kick off and someone else has
a good time on it?
To hell with that! No sir!
Then they won't call you a bum.
Planet issue #81)
I put my money in the bank and I forgot which bank I
in. They got too many banks in Schenectady.
WALLY BAKER: Put a dollar in each bank then.
VILJO: I forgot a lot. I remember when Slim Jim was
in the funny papers.
And Mutt and Jeff. Thirteen State Street, that's where
I was born, in
Schenectady, I've got a birth certificate here.
Planet issue #128.)
BURY SOME MONEY IN THE BACKYARD IN A TRUNK?
DBG: Where'd you hide it?
LARRY: Put it in the bank. Lynn Five Cents Saving Bank.
DBG: Did you invest in the stock market?LARRY: No.
Just let it go for
interest. Used to make twenty-nine dollars a week at
Factory...The Big Crash of '29. Everybody went broke
and went on welfare.
Planet issue #9)
OF MONEY WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR FACE ON?
Hmmmm. A penny. I like copper, it's the nicest looking
coin. I'd rather have copper than silver any day.
None! I don't want my face to be on any denomination
money or any kind in any part of the world from the
beginning of time on,
and time marches ever ahead of us , Dave.
That question's out of the, ah, out of proportion.
All kinds of money, I'm not fussy, as long as it's spendable.
Twenty dollar bill! Ha ha!
Hundred dollar bill.
It would be the ten dollar bill. And it has the signature
of the National Secretary of the Treasury on it.
Planet issue # 114)
If I can't get to sleep I figure out how much money
got in the bank. I've got thirty-five dollars here,
and I got ten dollars
here, and I can do this and I can do that, I'm writin'
on the ceiling. And
if I fall asleep, it's alright, because it's all worked
out in my
head(laughs). I don't let it bother me. See, I don't
go out spendin' money
that I don't have. I don't have no bills except for
my insurance policies
book, Trees Breathe Out People Breathe In)
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