"No money, no funny", my old mate The Biker used to say. I thought that he meant "not having any money was not funny". Now I could relate to that as a university student and even after getting a job (at the bottom) and trying to pay the rent and still have some $ left for film (digital cams were still 20 years away).
The Biker was a BIG fan of British - BSA's, Triumphs, Nortons. He used to hang with a group (not a gang) who all rode British bikes. He even regaled the readers of bike magazines of their wonders.
No money, no funny meant something else to The Biker - he only worked enough to have enough money to have his fun. He knew he needed the $$$ and he knew he heeded to work a legitimate job to get the $$$$. Work and play, like surfing and riding a bike, is all about balance. No money. No funny.