July 02, 2003


All of Jake Ryan’s beer cash has been posted via registered mail to Ryan HQ in sunny Queensland. For anyone else attempting an online Beer Fund, here’s how the process works:


First, get your message out on the global Interblogwebnet.


Wait a few minutes, and ... wa-hey! Actual cash money appears on the keyboard somehow.


David Marr is impressed.


Carefully place the money in an envelope and address it to “Jake, Queensland”. It's that easy!

UPDATE. Just as well Jake has a home.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 2, 2003 03:14 AM

Yeah, but what's the giant knife next to your laptop for?

Posted by: Courtney at July 2, 2003 at 03:19 AM

Er ... it's for ... cake! Yes, that's it. I was eating cake.

Posted by: tim at July 2, 2003 at 03:36 AM

You have pretty money in Oz.

Posted by: Gary Utter at July 2, 2003 at 03:45 AM

Gary: It's made of plastic, too.

Posted by: Michael Jennings at July 2, 2003 at 03:55 AM

Actually, your monry looks like Monopoly(TM) money. Don't tell me, you live on Baltic Avenue, right?

Posted by: David Crawford at July 2, 2003 at 04:12 AM

We're lacking on pretty people though...

Posted by: Clarke Kent at July 2, 2003 at 04:13 AM

I love the look of the Australian bills, but the coins, aka shrapnel, is too bulky and heavy.

Posted by: Polly at July 2, 2003 at 04:29 AM

Kinda reminds of Dutch guilders, which were a damn shame to lose to the bland euro.

Posted by: Flynn at July 2, 2003 at 04:57 AM

The Queensland government should shout a round.

Posted by: swassociates at July 2, 2003 at 05:30 AM

I can't see the pretty money. I've been blinded by that shirt!

Posted by: ilyka at July 2, 2003 at 06:03 AM

As my English friends call them: Yellow Drinking Vouchers.

Posted by: Yobbo at July 2, 2003 at 06:12 AM

We have pretty money here also,
However we have no pretty men to spend them on.
You have 2 pretty men on your site.
Please share one of them,
we will return them when we have extraced
love serium and chromosome sample to help our
Thank you

My sisiter Wanda say "Hi" !

Posted by: Amanda Blow at July 2, 2003 at 07:28 AM

Posting that much cash in the mail? Even I dont have that much faith in my postal system.
Of course it probably just seems alot to me cause I'm from NZ.

Posted by: Scottie at July 2, 2003 at 08:47 AM

The money's not as pretty as that shirt, Tim what were you thinking? Or were you in Bali tourist mode? :) Love David Marr's cameo, and the use of an iBook. More multimedia blogging!
Yes the $50s look like Guilders, ahh it's time to go back to Holland...

Posted by: Evil Dan Meijer at July 2, 2003 at 09:52 AM

It's fine to send cash via registered mail.

Posted by: bailz at July 2, 2003 at 11:17 AM

That's not real money. That's Australian money, I think.

Posted by: steve miller at July 2, 2003 at 11:41 AM

Hasn't anyone noticed the true importance of this post?: Blair has actually put *photos* up on his blog.

Posted by: Tex at July 2, 2003 at 11:59 AM

Hey, wait -- those are Dutch Gilders! Must've had the computer set to "drugs and prostitution" mode.

Posted by: tim at July 2, 2003 at 12:17 PM

Pictures! :D

Hey, Tim's shirt matches the Australian money...

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 2, 2003 at 01:38 PM

That's one impressive shirt, Tim.

Posted by: Scott Wickstein at July 2, 2003 at 02:08 PM

No offence Tim, but you're geekier looking than I'd imagined :)

Posted by: Stewart Kelly at July 2, 2003 at 02:53 PM

That was just an excuse to show us how many $50 bills that you have.

Posted by: dan at July 2, 2003 at 02:55 PM

The month's rent money, if you must know, Dan. I don't have 'em any more!

Posted by: tim at July 2, 2003 at 03:11 PM

Not sure about the shirt, but his lipstick is a lovely shade ...

Posted by: Binkie at July 2, 2003 at 04:21 PM

No more photos please. My eyes, my eyes, aaaaagh.

Posted by: Pergle at July 2, 2003 at 04:22 PM

Buy tim a new shirt fund! http://yobbo.drivelwarehouse.com/archives/003502.html

Posted by: Evil Dan Meijer at July 2, 2003 at 04:53 PM

Geez, Tim. Are you getting ready for your Hawai'ian vacation with that shirt and all that funny money?

Posted by: Venomous Kate at July 2, 2003 at 06:44 PM

You look like that guy from They Might Be Giants? More photo journalism. I love it!

Posted by: jay mike at July 2, 2003 at 10:06 PM

Hey, lookit all the Monopoly Money!...

Posted by: mojo at July 3, 2003 at 05:18 AM

That's you Tim? Odd, I thought you'd look like a cross between Ed Burke and a young Thos Hobbes with a bit of Shane MacGowan thrown in. I mean that as a compliment, by the way.

Posted by: James at July 3, 2003 at 07:08 AM

I hate to say it Tim, but I think you got ripped off. That doesn't look like real money there, I think someone sent you a bunch of monopoly money or something.


Posted by: Robin Goodfellow at July 3, 2003 at 10:58 AM

Doesn't matter if they sent him clam shells... The important thing here is that said pieces of plastic can be exchanged for beer.

Posted by: Yobbo at July 3, 2003 at 12:54 PM

There's not a damn thing wrong with that beautiful shirt. What's the matter with you people? Have you no STYLE?!?!

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at July 3, 2003 at 01:22 PM

Oh my god. How dare you criticise Mike Moore for the way he looks. You are... hmmm... maybe i shouldn't stoop to your level.
let's just say you wouldn't look out of place at a star trek convention.

Posted by: jon at July 3, 2003 at 04:54 PM

What is this "Star Trek" people speak of?

Posted by: tim at July 3, 2003 at 08:05 PM

Star Trek=a watery elixer (think Near Beer) in which American lefties (and lefties around the world one supposes) drown their sorrows.

Posted by: James at July 3, 2003 at 11:00 PM