Haven't both the "$20=blowjob?" and "oneeyesmiley=another name for dick" jokes already been used somewhere? For shame :p .
Kudos to ya steel! Anytime I have a whole unspent $20 in one place usually means I haven't worn that pair of pants for at least three months and forgot to clean out the pockets.
Ever read Dark Horse's Blade of the Immortal's TPs? "Blood of a Thousand" is the first. The hero has a sort of Wolverine-ish attitude/sense of humor, but about twice the cutting utensils. It's Japanese, but does NOT look like manga. I WISH I could draw like that. The story is in samurai-era Japan, but the translated speech is right out of the mouth of today, which is exactly what the writer/artist was going for.
Not sure about the depression factor. I've only read the first 5 so far & there is a "watching a bizarre farm accident" feel to parts... but all in the best possible taste, of course