Now THAT’s a classy oversized novelty cheque. It seems the BC governement splurged for the ‘use your own photo’ line of oversized novelty chequebooks. Wow. You could hang that sucker in a gallery as art and charge people to see it.
Barry Penner’s signature just makes it all the more valuable (about nine million dollars more, to be precise).
It may appear like Barry Penner is giving an enthusiastic Thumbs Up of Approval (and half a million dollars) to generic businessmen and old-timey gangsters, but in actuality, he’s giving the Thumbs Up of Approval to the Generic Businessmen and Old-Timey Gangster Reenactment Society. They return the sentiment (but keep the money).
(In case you were wondering, members of the Generic Businessmen and Old-Timey Gangster Reenactment Society reenact being either generic businessmen or old-timey gangsters. It’s pretty fun stuff!)
If you look close at this little oversized novelty cheque (to the right), you may notice that it is signed by Barry Penner (in immaculate block letters, no less) in his official capacity as Premier Gordon Campbell, MLA. Looks like our lovable Environment Minister got a promotion to El Gordo! Congrats!