Derby #37: Greed

All about the Benjamins

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daedalusknight


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When I think of greed, I always think of good ol’ Ben Franklin... not just because his face is on the hundred-dollar bill, but because he was always talking about money... saving, spending, investing... the man took a the vice of hoarding money and made it seem like the virtue of a level-headed spendthrift. Here’s to the man who made greed appear to be a traditional American value... save all your pennies and maybe you too will have your face printed on the cash.

The man had a lot to say about money, and he flew a mean kite to boot. Here are some of my favorite Franklin quotes:

“Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.”

“If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.”

“If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.”

“A penny saved is a penny earned.”

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

“He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.”

“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.”


Vote for Benjamin Franklin... the man on the $100 bill!

AdderXYU


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No offense, but I'm somewhat uncertain as to how one design with Ben's portrait from the currency got the axe yet others haven't.

daedalusknight


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AdderXYU wrote:No offense, but I'm somewhat uncertain as to how one design with Ben's portrait from the currency got the axe yet others haven't.


It got the axe. Just took a little longer.

Actually, I think I was the only one who DIDN'T get his image directly from the currency. Here's a small version of the painting I used:



What I did was make a collage of hundreds of tiny dollar-sized rectangles to depict Ben's image. So instead of being axed for using the image on the $100 bill, I got axed for being too far off topic.

Guess it's my own fault, really. I had a much better idea for a shirt but I didn't have time to put it together. Oh well.

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