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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 17, April 27, 2008, Article 16

HUMOR COLUMNIST TACKLES THE U.S. CENT

Dick Johnson writes: "Flint Michigan humor columnist David
Smith brings down the cent in his Flint Journal column this
week. Here's a nickel's worth of his comments (that's three
at the going rate) on the cent.

 1. 'Pennies cause global warming. Pennies prevent us from
 competing in a global economy. Pennies are why there's nothing
 good on TV.  Pennies cause attention deficit hyperactivity
 disorder in laboratory rats, excessive plaque and restless
 leg syndrome.

 'While some of these statements may not be true, there is
 no reason we can't apply them metaphorically to make a point.'

 2. 'Pennies are not copper; they are mostly zinc.  Nickels
 are mostly copper. Dollars are mostly yuan.'

 3. 'Parenthetically, I just did some calculations, and it
 actually costs more to create this column than it is worth.'

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