It is painfully obvious that some people have both far too much time on their hands, and more money than brains; this is evidenced by the recent DIY entertainment that involves defacing dollars.

The defacing dollars phenomenon involves taking a one dollar, five dollar or twenty dollar bill and drawing on it. The results can range from a Stormtrooper Abe Lincoln to George Washington as the ridiculously happy dancing banana.

Implications - As consumers combat the effects of the economic downturn, many of them are resorting to various diversions as a coping mechanism. Corporations can capitalize on this phenomenon by offering consumers low-cost distractions that will keep their minds off the recession and provide temporary, affordable joy.