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Thursday, February 10, 2005

What Do They Mean, "Old Hickory?" What the Devil is "Old Hickory?!"

I always thought the guy on the $20 bill was Charles Dickens. It's not. It's actually Andrew Jackson. Preposterous, really, because who has ever heard of Andrew Jackson? Nobody. But everybody's read Little Dorrit. Doesn't make any sense. I think the American people need to do a little soul-searching re: the US Mint. Is the Mint really operating in our best interests, and if not, can we exchange our bogus Jackson twenties for store credit?

10 Comments:

Blogger CheerfulHamster said...

Word. And WTF the $10 bill? Alexander Hamilton. Fucker died in a duel! Loser. Bad example for America's Youth.

1:38 PM  
Blogger ironcross11 said...

Hickory is a tough wood that's used for axe handles and shovels. It can take a lot of abuse. His parents used to beat him with an axe handle. When he became president, he had them executed.

Ben Franklin was this a crusty old dude that was all about women. That's why he's on the $100, because you can't even get close to getting all about a woman for less than $100.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

Putting pictures of people on money. *scoff* I much preferred it when the barter system was in operation.

5:11 AM  
Blogger Rob Miles said...

Successful crime tip no. 323: "When forging banknotes, do not put your own picture on the bill"

6:37 AM  
Blogger gatsby said...

hamilton was cool- one of the largest contributers to the constitution and one of the three authors of the federalist papers. AND he only fired after he was shot and falling. it was widely known that he had no intention to harm burr, who was a total asshole. but i see what you're saying, if he wanted to impress america's youth he should've prioritized a "first person shooter" lifestyle over his chosen "visionary patroit" thing.
this has been a moment in history.

9:15 PM  
Blogger gatsby said...

hamilton was cool- one of the largest contributers to the constitution and one of the three authors of the federalist papers. AND he only fired after he was shot and falling. it was widely known that he had no intention to harm burr, who was a total asshole. but i see what you're saying, if he wanted to impress america's youth he should've prioritized a "first person shooter" lifestyle over his chosen "visionary patroit" thing.
this has been a moment in history.

9:19 PM  
Blogger gatsby said...

hamilton was cool- one of the largest contributers to the constitution and one of the three authors of the federalist papers. AND he only fired after he was shot and falling. it was widely known that he had no intention to harm burr, who was a total asshole. but i see what you're saying, if he wanted to impress america's youth he should've prioritized a "first person shooter" lifestyle over his chosen "visionary patroit" thing.
this has been a moment in history.

9:23 PM  
Blogger noisy ghost said...

So what are you trying to say Gatsby?

Where did you go Mrs. Wilberforce-Packard? I'm standing on the corner, couple a bucks in my pocket, shaking, and waiting for the man. Metaphorically speaking.

9:54 PM  
Blogger xhellee said...

Andrew Jackson? I thought it was Keith Richards!

11:55 PM  
Blogger Monjo said...

Charles Dickens £10 note in the UK

7:56 AM  

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