Three years ago, I wrote a post about all the songs I could find that had the word “penny” in them. I should probably do it again with iTunes’ catalog three times the size it was.
Add to the list -> In for a Penny: Raves and Faves by Slade.
I randomly ran across this in Paste Magazine. Weird.
This one has to be the best A Penny For reference yet—all the words, just the wrong order.
I know I have moved away from the A Penny For… site, but I still could refuse a good penny story.
You know I can’t resist penny links.
Today, Angie McKaig linked to the The Squished Penny Museum.
Where will you find the most squished penny machines per capita in the U.S.?
Wisconsin Dells, WI with 3.63 machines per thousand residents – They have nine machines and a population of 2,481.
Number three on the list is also a Wisconsin town – Spring Green at 2.09 machines per thousand residents.
I was thinking I should have some made and give them away as my business card. I can’t think of a better tie-in to the blog.
“If I had a penny for my thoughts I’d be a millionaire.”
– The Beastie Boys
[via Controlling The Spice]
TrueTalk is writing a series called Pennies from Heaven and I always link to things having to do with pennies. Chuck Conway gets credit for pointing them out to me and he has all the posts summarized in one entry. Beyond the copper coin connection, it is a great series on how money doesn’t buy happiness.
William Safire is the latest who wants to get rid of the Penny.
My reason for wanting to keep the coin is simple. If I have to change the name to “A Nickel For…”, I think people are going to expect five times more out of this blog. I don’t know if I can keep up with that sort of inflation.
This was a $100,000 question from ABC’s Super Millionaire tonight:
If you start with a penny and you double it every day, how long will it take before you have one million dollars?
A. 27 days
B. 74 days
C. 157 days
D. 293 days
Answer below the fold…
I can’t pass up stories with pennies in them.
NY Times: How to Pinch a Penny, and Make Lincoln Laugh by Claudia Deutsch
Hanson’s “Penny & Me” debuted at #2 on the Billboard Singles chart. Besides the Penny connection, I think it is very interesting that this album is an independent release and getting this much attention.
Hanson opted out of their contract with a major label and released it on their 3CG (three car garage) label. The distribution is being handled by Alternative Distribution Alliance. ADA does distribution for independent labels. I ran across a few names I recognized on their site including Comedy Central and Sub Pop Records.
I know you have all been waiting.
You can now download Hanson’s “Penny and Me” from iTunes. “Love Somebody to Know” is the B-side on the EP.
I can never turn down a story with pennies in the headline:
Check out Promoting for Pennies at Entrepreneur.com.
My favorite of the 20 tips is #7: stickers.
Cost – $7.50 per 100.