October 27, 1997

On October 27, 1997, the United States released a redesigned $50 bill with a younger, jauntier Ben Franklin. A Ben Franklin that said, “Yes. I’m old, but I’m sexy, and the chicks still dig me.’ A Ben Franklin that if he’d ever been President wouldn’t have lied about an intern, he’d bragged about it.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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2 Responses to October 27, 1997

  1. The Ghost of Ulysses S. Grant says:

    I am deeply, deeply offended. And if I’m being honest, also a little hurt.

    Everything you said about Franklin is also true about me, and in some cases even more so. Plus, I actually WAS President and oh boy could I tell you some stories. I won’t. But I could.

    And as every university researcher knows (even if Puff Daddy didn’t), it’s all about the Grants, baby.

    Ulysses S. Grant (the Ghost of)

  2. The Ghost of Richard Nixon says:

    Well, at least you’re on some money. I’ve been dead for years and I’ve never been featured on even so much as a commemorative penny.

    You’d think with everything I accomplished as President, I’d get at least a little recognition, but no. It’s just Watergate this and Watergate that. There was more to my Presidency than that little… uh… misunderstanding. A lot more.

    So, quit your whining and buck up. Oh, and by the way, you need to cut out the whole “ghost of” thing, because that’s MY shtick.

    Richard M. Nixon (the Ghost of)

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