They put a toga wearing king on U.S. money

hi_winnerI found the state quarter representing Hawaii in some of my change and I was disappointed to see that it features Hawaii’s King Kamehameha I on the reverse.  I never thought I’d see the day when we put a king on our money, especially one wearing some kind of fruity looking toga. At least when Canada or Australia puts someone of royal decent wearing a dress on their money, the person is a woman.

What’s even worse is that it features a words in some kind of foreign language.  I’m not certain, but I think it’s Klingon.

I thought the Hawaiian quarter was going to feature something more ethnically or culturally deserving on their quarter.  I just assumed like most people that it would feature the cast from Magnium P.I. or the Hawaiian Tiki statue from that episode of The Brady Bunch.  Instead of honored something wonderful from Hawaii’s culture, they have to put a king all dressed up to go to a Roman orgy on their quarter.

It’s a sad day for America.

2 thoughts on “They put a toga wearing king on U.S. money”

  1. Patty from Quartz Hill

    I haven’t read Bent Corner in a while, and I just sat down to see what wisdom you have been expounding into cyber space. I came upon your piece on the Hawaiian quarter. It made me chuckle at first, and then when you observed that the writing looks like it’s written in Klingon, I laughed out loud. (I’m pretty sure you’re right, too!)

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