"My body is
only six inches wide, but my eerie pupil-less blue eyes
were paid for by your tax dollars..."
"When the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing needed a Shockwave cartoon
character to explain their re-designed dollar bills, they called in me! 'Agent
Banks!' See me rock my head back and forth! Thrill as I extend my arm
repeatedly for no apparent reason! Watch me slide from one side of your screen
to the other!
I'm the product of many lonely nights for web designers at the government's hip
new web site at MoneyFactory.com. Unfortunately, all the best ideas were
already taken by the U.S. Mint for those funky gold dollar ads. But I'm here -- to make learning
about the new currency fun!
Did you know that ink jet printers, color copiers, and scanners are just a few
of the tools criminals use to create bogus bills?! I'm not making this up! But
ya know, money is more than just green and white slips of paper. It's the
government-issued tokens denoting monetary units exchangeable for -- hey! Pay
You can test your currency knowledge in my "Fun and Games" section! See me
bounce on a trampoline in a yellow beanie cap with a dollar sign on it! Take
multiple choice quizzes to browbeat government talking points into your...
Aw, who am I kidding? I'm probably the lamest informational
government-sponsored Shockwave animation around.