The Buck Stops Here. Forever.

This might be the Mother of All Lead Balloons, but it’s a serious proposal to redesign the currency. A New York designer, Richard Smith, is running a competition in hopes of “bring(ing) about change for everyone. We want to rebrand the US Dollar, rebuild financial confidence and revive our failing economy.”

And San Francisco design studio Dowling Duncan thought it’d be a good idea to put The One on, er, the $1. The studio’s $5 would commemorate America’s five largest Indian tribes, the $10 would celebrate the Bill of Rights as the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, the $20 20th-Century America, the $50 the 50 states (which would, apparently, preclude the addition of the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico) and the $100 the first 100 days of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration.

There is no reason to think this idea is going to get anywhere. But we wanted to expose the creepiness nonetheless.

Obama’s mug on a $1? We’d become big fans of inflation overnight!

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