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Happy 25th birthday Loonie

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Mods, please move this to nobodyfuckingcares.com. ;D
     
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    The US should have $1 and $2 coins, too.
     
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Um, the U.S. does have $1 coins.
     
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    And most modern vending machines accept them.
     
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    True dat. My bad. I just haven't used one in a while.
     
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    About the only place I do seem them is casinos. For them to become more common, we'd have to stop printing $1 bills, as the Canuckistanis did.
     
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Fine with me. A dollar today is worth what a quarter was 40 years ago anyway. People will bitch about not having paper dollars for a little while but they'll get over it.
     
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I never would have guessed it was 25 years old. I don't mind them, it's easy to root through your change and fish out a loonie at Tims and as JR pointed out on FB, when you come home from a night at the boozer you have enough loonies and toonies in your change to fund another night out.
     
  10. The Loonie was a CIA inspired plot to try and get Canadian men to stop going to strip clubs and for all the good Canadian strippers to come to the US where the military needed them for morale. The theory went that if you made the $1 a coin it would be both harder and strange to tip the strippers. Good looking strippers who didn't get tipped and who were sick of "slot machine" jokes would move to the US. Canadian men meanwhile would turn into sexually frustrated henpecked people.

    USA! USA! USA!

    Romney 2012
     
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I'll buy that.
     
  12. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Given that the effect is similar with £1 and £2 coins, I have a theory that the quality of a night out is directly related to the amount of change you have at the end of it, as a result of being too damn drunk to count out multiple coins when buying another pint.

    Count up £15 in change the next morning, and you know you had a good time.
     
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