Penny for your thoughts? In fact, I’ll give you an entire sack of ‘em for just one random idea. I’ll also accept pithy musings, vapid cogitations and even brain farts. Yes, you read that correctly: Nailsbails is now accepting brain farts. Why am I so eager to unload my pennies for a measly puff of cranium exhaust? BECAUSE THEY’RE WORTHLESS. Now, before you grab your Ben Bernanke Cricket Bat, you know, the one with his faced glazed onto the sweet spot, and get all indig’ent on my behind for belittling a legitimate form of American currency, consider the following: it costs the US Mint 2.41 cents to make one penny. Let me repeat that. It. Costs. 2.41. Cents. To. Make. One. Penny. [turntable scratch, screeching car brakes, power down sound fx, etc.] Question: when was the last time you used a penny in a transaction? Keep in mind that paying your little brother/sister to keep their mouth shut about the party you threw/priceless antique you broke/bank you robbed for a couple of shiny “moneys” (pennies) DOES NOT count. If you can’t remember, congratulations, you exist in the proper dimension. So if no one is using pennies for anything other than scratching lottery tickets and weighing down tiny receipts so they don’t blow away in a sudden gust of house draft, why are we spending nearly one and half times their actual worth to produce them? Isn’t there a big deficit or something? Guys. Guys. Guys. Guys. Listen. Guys. STOP MAKING PENNIES. Boom-problem solved. Sorry, Abe.