A penny on Curiosity

You’ve got to be kidding. A 1.5B$ gadget and all it carries is a lousy 1909 penny. Oh, it’s a VDB (I have that) but even they could afford the more rare S.

For the price of Curiosity you’d think they could splurge for a $20 gold piece, even a 1993 Double Eagle we have stashed away. Why not a share of Apple stock? Even a T-bill (by the time we could retrieve it and cash it in I would maybe be worth 1.5B$, like the deal of buying Manhattan Island for $18 in beads).

Or I’m sure some defense contractor can manufacture a special coin, but you know, like $70,000,000.

But even better I vote for sending faux-penny pincher Ryan up to go retrieve the penny, so he can balance the budget – about the same kind of voodoo math the Repugs are selling anyway.



About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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