Quick - which president’s face is on the penny? If your answer wasn’t Abe Lincoln, then you’re very much in sync with the nation’s children.
Quick - which president’s face is on the penny? If your answer
wasn’t Abe Lincoln, then you’re very much in sync with the nation’s
General Mills, helping the US Mint launch new Y2K pennies, surveyed 750
kids, ages six to 12, on their knowledge of the coins. The result did
not exactly portend encouraging things for the not-so-distant
When asked whose face currently appears on the penny, answers ranged
from purple dinosaur and parental scourge Barney to presidential hopeful
George W. Bush (clearly a kinder, gentler dinosaur).
General Mills then asked the children to nominate someone worthy of
replacing Lincoln. In yet another sign that this country is going to
hell in a handbasket, nominations included Ricky Martin, Tiger Woods and
Britney Spears. Pokemon puffball Pikachu was the clear favorite,
garnering an astonishing 40% of the vote.
Let’s just hope General Mills doesn’t do any promotions with Congress,
or we might be seeing campaign finance reform left to The Backstreet