January 13, 2006, - 11:56 am

New Girlie-Man Nickel Makes Debut This Week

By Debbie Schlussel
In October, we wrote about the newly re-designed nickel, and how the government sought artists who would create a “softer” image of Thomas Jefferson. Now, media reports say the new “Return to Monticello” nickel is debuting, this week.
We liked the old, masculine Jefferson nickel, much better than the new post-op transsexual version (see images below) . . . just as we like the old Bruce Jenner much better than “softer”, post-plastic surgery version. Jenner, like the old nickel version of Jefferson, should have grown old gracefully–without getting “work” done.
Why was this new, metrosexual nickel necessary? As we asked before, feminizing Jefferson–what’s next?

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If it ain’t broke . . .

New, Feminized Jefferson vs. Old, Macho Jefferson

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9 Responses

I think it looks a bit like sad-old-man nickle. Although I do like the way he’s offset to the left now.
It’s odd that they say it’s debuting this week. I got one of these as change probably a month ago.

Clompo on January 13, 2006 at 1:06 pm

Maybe its just me, but I don’t happen to think that by showing his whole face it makes him transsexual or metrosexual. I agree in that its pointless to change the image and I liked the old version better, but why are you always saying sensationalistic things like that? He doesn’t look anything like a transsexual, he looks precisely how he looks in other pictures.

nicholasedward on January 13, 2006 at 3:17 pm

I don’t think this is that big a deal because Jefferson was more of a philosopher type, not a general. If they did this with George Washington or Andrew Jackson (one of the greatest and most maligned American leaders of all time), that would be bad.

KnightoftheImpaler on January 13, 2006 at 7:00 pm

Sounds like another entry for your notebook, nicholasedward…LOL!
Like Debbie asks, why a “softer” image? It took a brave, strong man to pen the Declaration of Independence. Now he looks like he just got back from the beauty parlor.

The_Man on January 13, 2006 at 8:49 pm

The_Man- Thats absolutely fantastic but even you won’t say he looks like a transsexual. Does he look softer? Sure. But too bad, because thats just what the man looked like- http://www.amiannoying.com/(0kxnne45cvliyw454wwxwre5)/view.aspx?ID=1743
Jefferson is my all time favorite of the US presidents and like I’ve already said, I agree with her that it shouldn’t have been changed and I liked the old one better, but hey, why trash a guy for what he looked like?
By the way, the logbook was for fallacies, not idiocy.

nicholasedward on January 13, 2006 at 9:44 pm

My preference is the traditional Jefferson. The new one looks like Ryan Seacrest after rhinoplasty. I still wonder why it had to be changed. Did someone complain?

Interested-Participant on January 14, 2006 at 4:28 pm

The old Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill was much better than the new Jackson, too. They cut off his cape and made him a hunchback, as well as weakening his face.

exguru on January 14, 2006 at 6:51 pm

“As we asked before, feminizing Jefferson–what’s next?’
Dubbing footage of John Wayne onto the Brokeback Mountain DVD?
Having Clay Aiken play the title role in the remake of “Patton”?

Buckley F. Williams on January 14, 2006 at 11:52 pm

I agree with exguru, I loved the cape. They should bring that design back. But at least they didn’t make him a girlie man.

KnightoftheImpaler on January 15, 2006 at 3:02 pm

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