Thursday, December 30, 2010

Two Observations:

First, on the Fugio Cent, the first American coin, supposedly designed by Benjamin Franklin. It occurs to me that "Mind Your Business" is a much more American motto than "In God We Trust" or "E Pluribus Unum". When I'm unanimously elected Transitional Dictator of the United States, the new Great Seal will be that on a scroll, clutched by a cranky-looking wild turkey.

From General interwebs

Second, on wikiwandering to the disambiguation page for "mind your own business... It's extraordinarily depressing to think that there's a generation of Americans who think TSR stands for "That's So Raven".


  1. That's pretty interesting...the first U.S. government "copper piece".
    Wonder if you could trade in 10 of them for a silver?
    I love that Franklin put a bit of himself on the coin. Basically, "You've only got so much time. Get to work." on one side and a statement of colonial solidarity on the other.

  2. Yup. I hope it was really him. It was definitely in his spirit, that's for sure.