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2013-12-16 02:02:33 PM
So currency is impervious to all things except ball sweat?
 
2013-12-16 02:06:18 PM
"There's no denim products out there that we can find that's basically not contaminated," Rudd said.

They need to look north for some pure, unadulterated, CFIA A-grade denim:

www.flixist.com
 
2013-12-16 02:07:34 PM

sigdiamond2000: "There's no denim products out there that we can find that's basically not contaminated," Rudd said.

They need to look north for some pure, unadulterated, CFIA A-grade denim:

[www.flixist.com image 620x350]


Rosdower!
 
2013-12-16 02:09:04 PM
and cowboys... with their wranglers...
 
2013-12-16 02:10:35 PM
Spandex in money?

"Does this $2 bill make my ass look fat?"
 
2013-12-16 02:12:28 PM
so .. a problem that was fixed 10+ years ago is suddenly news today?

WOW..
 
2013-12-16 02:12:31 PM
Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.
 
2013-12-16 02:16:53 PM
One more thing that hipsters overweight soccer momshave threatened to ruin: the paper used in US currency
 
2013-12-16 02:17:44 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: sigdiamond2000: "There's no denim products out there that we can find that's basically not contaminated," Rudd said.

They need to look north for some pure, unadulterated, CFIA A-grade denim:

[www.flixist.com image 620x350]

Rosdower!


Still one of the best MST3Ks. Oh please, just one more sacrifice before we go?
Okay, but this is the *Final Sacrifice.*
 
2013-12-16 02:18:50 PM
IT'S NOT PAPER!  IT'S FABRIC!
palinidle.topcities.com
 
2013-12-16 02:19:04 PM
" When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants...... in your room. It's for fun


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-16 02:21:22 PM
Am I the only old fogie that specifically buys plain denim jeans? They last a lot longer. I can't be buying clothes every other week.
 
2013-12-16 02:23:23 PM
I've never heard that.
 
2013-12-16 02:25:49 PM
Yeah, that whole natural cloth currency thing was okay for a while, but it kind of got played out. I was down at Union Station the other day and I saw this Wall St. suit-type using it to buy a John Tesh Christmas CD at Starbucks... not exactly revolutionary if that's the crowd it's playing to these days.

Lately I've been into this vintage Spanish coinage that you break up into these little wedges. It's called  peso de ocho... you've probably never heard of it.
 
2013-12-16 02:26:03 PM
so we should send them our used cotton underwear ?
 
2013-12-16 02:28:09 PM
Public Enemies No. 1
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2013-12-16 02:29:22 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Prank Call of Cthulhu: sigdiamond2000: "There's no denim products out there that we can find that's basically not contaminated," Rudd said.

They need to look north for some pure, unadulterated, CFIA A-grade denim:

[www.flixist.com image 620x350]

Rosdower!

Still one of the best MST3Ks. Oh please, just one more sacrifice before we go?
Okay, but this is the *Final Sacrifice.*


I just realized after the Thanksgiving marathon that "Final Sacrifice" was on Netflix streaming. I had no idea! Who knows how long I could have been getting my daily Rowsdower fix!

/Larry Csonka!
 
2013-12-16 02:29:41 PM
I try to stretch a dollar but they keep ripping.
 
2013-12-16 02:31:19 PM
Who uses cash anymore?
 
2013-12-16 02:31:36 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.


I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.
 
2013-12-16 02:32:09 PM

kattana: so .. a problem that was fixed 10+ years ago is suddenly news today?

WOW..


Did you hear this 10 years ago? The story is set in past tense, so most of us were able to figure out this wasn't new, but I bet nobody here knew this.
 
2013-12-16 02:33:08 PM
Is this somehow similar to ass pennies?
 
2013-12-16 02:34:25 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: Am I the only old fogie that specifically buys plain denim jeans? They last a lot longer. I can't be buying clothes every other week.


Nah. There's still plenty of us...and some of us ain't old, just thrifty.

/Faded Glory walmart specials.
//maybe Wrangler, on sale
 
2013-12-16 02:34:54 PM

EJ25T: To The Escape Zeppelin!: Prank Call of Cthulhu: sigdiamond2000: "There's no denim products out there that we can find that's basically not contaminated," Rudd said.

They need to look north for some pure, unadulterated, CFIA A-grade denim:

[www.flixist.com image 620x350]

Rosdower!

Still one of the best MST3Ks. Oh please, just one more sacrifice before we go?
Okay, but this is the *Final Sacrifice.*

I just realized after the Thanksgiving marathon that "Final Sacrifice" was on Netflix streaming. I had no idea! Who knows how long I could have been getting my daily Rowsdower fix!

/Larry Csonka!


Oooooooh, I hates that varmint!
 
2013-12-16 02:35:50 PM

semiotix: Yeah, that whole natural cloth currency thing was okay for a while, but it kind of got played out. I was down at Union Station the other day and I saw this Wall St. suit-type using it to buy a John Tesh Christmas CD at Starbucks... not exactly revolutionary if that's the crowd it's playing to these days.

Lately I've been into this vintage Spanish coinage that you break up into these little wedges. It's called  peso de ocho... you've probably never heard of it.


Dude.  It's so last year, people already call it "Pieces of Eight."  I only use hand-struck long-cross pennies from the secret mints of the Marcher Lords.  You've probably never heard of them.
 
2013-12-16 02:36:49 PM
Had some of those new Benjamins; the cashier at the liquor store checked it and said "they" already have figured out how to conterfeit them.
 
2013-12-16 02:37:36 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.


If there is one things Americans love it is complaining. If there is one thing they hate it is change.

And Americans love to complain about change. The complain-storm would be tremendous. For a while, then they will just go back to hating the black man in office.
 
2013-12-16 02:41:35 PM

CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.


I prefer to use cash for certain purchases, if you know what I mean.
 
2013-12-16 02:48:57 PM

dryknife: Had some of those new Benjamins; the cashier at the liquor store checked it and said "they" already have figured out how to conterfeit them.


I hate that crap. It's just a starch detection pen.

If I were evil I'd just go to the bank and withdraw a lot of currency, starch it, and put it into circulation.

/Disclaimer: I am evil, but poor.
 
2013-12-16 02:54:47 PM

WTFDYW: CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.

I prefer to use cash for certain purchases, if you know what I mean.


What? They don't take plastic at Chippendales?

www.thelmagazine.com
 
2013-12-16 03:00:28 PM

WTFDYW: CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.

I prefer to use cash for certain purchases, if you know what I mean.


hmm...

Unintended consequences of losing physical currency... (or intended, whatever):
1. No more tax evasion by wait staff.
2. No more tax evasion by garage sales.
3. No more tax evasion by coin operated businesses
4. No more tax evasion by cash only businesses like some dry cleaners.
5. No more illegal transactions (or fewer as it wouldn't be impossible, just harder to hide) for drugs, prostitution, etc.
6. Either a ton of strip clubs suddenly closing down, or a ton of divorces when wives see where their men have been going and how much they have been spending.
7. Same thing as #6 but for women doing shopping they don't want their husbands knowing about.

That would turn an economy upside down overnight... would be interesting to see how it all played out if it happened here.
 
2013-12-16 03:00:43 PM

CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.


Nope, here we are rolling out whole new currency design in 2 years, including adding new denominations. The Riksbank would love to be free of cash, but it just is not going to happen for a long, long time. 2030 is my guess.
 
2013-12-16 03:04:19 PM

Gabrielmot: WTFDYW: CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.

I prefer to use cash for certain purchases, if you know what I mean.

hmm...

Unintended consequences of losing physical currency... (or intended, whatever):
1. No more tax evasion by wait staff.
2. No more tax evasion by garage sales.
3. No more tax evasion by coin operated businesses
4. No more tax evasion by cash only businesses like some dry cleaners.
5. No more illegal transactions (or fewer as it wouldn't be impossible, just harder to hide) for drugs, prostitution, etc.
6. Either a ton of strip clubs suddenly closing down, or a ton of divorces when wives see where their men have been going and how much they have been spending.
7. Same thing as #6 but for women doing shopping they don't want their husbands knowing about.

That would turn an economy upside down overnight... would be interesting to see how it all played out if it happened here.


AS I said, I prefer to make certain purchases with cash. It's none of ANY ones business what they are.
 
2013-12-16 03:05:19 PM
Is there anything they can't ruin?
 
2013-12-16 03:11:53 PM
Who the fark greenlighted this shaggy dog story? TFA reads like someone was assigned a 350 word fluff article, and stopped writing the moment he got above that.
 
2013-12-16 03:23:49 PM
CleanAndPure: Get rid of physical currency altogether.

I have bought into "the system" pretty completely, but the idea that I should be OK with having no physical currency that I can have convert my wealth to, is a non-starter with me.
 
2013-12-16 03:29:55 PM
Are you still using paper/linen notes???

That's so retro...
 
2013-12-16 03:38:23 PM

CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.


Having all of your music and movies in the cloud is a bad idea, having your money in the cloud is full retard.

All the civilized countries have already:
- dumped their equivalent of our penny
- traded in their equivalent of our $1 bill for a coin (and the $2 and/or $5 as well in some cases)
- and shifted from paper/fabric/cloth notes to polymer notes

Meanwhile, the good old USA is still stuck at the turn at the last century.

/they also get cool landmarks, animals, and famous people on their money
//and it changes from time to time
///we still have the same bunch of morose dead guys and the indian chick whose name no one can farking spell
 
2013-12-16 03:39:42 PM

Gabrielmot: WTFDYW: CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.

I prefer to use cash for certain purchases, if you know what I mean.

hmm...

Unintended consequences of losing physical currency... (or intended, whatever):
1. No more tax evasion by wait staff.
2. No more tax evasion by garage sales.
3. No more tax evasion by coin operated businesses
4. No more tax evasion by cash only businesses like some dry cleaners.
5. No more illegal transactions (or fewer as it wouldn't be impossible, just harder to hide) for drugs, prostitution, etc.
6. Either a ton of strip clubs suddenly closing down, or a ton of divorces when wives see where their men have been going and how much they have been spending.
7. Same thing as #6 but for women doing shopping they don't want their husbands knowing about.

That would turn an economy upside down overnight... would be interesting to see how it all played out if it happened here.


8. Banks start charging $15 for every debit card transaction, because fark you we can, what are you going to do, use cash?
 
2013-12-16 03:40:09 PM
Instead of using cotton from denim, the company now looks "beyond the waste stream," Rudd said, to "the natural fiber itself." In other words, they buy cotton straight from the source.

So, no, American money wasn't nearly ruined; they just stopped using second-hand materials.

Oh, the horror.
 
2013-12-16 03:53:49 PM

DigitalCoffee: CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.

Having all of your music and movies in the cloud is a bad idea, having your money in the cloud is full retard.

All the civilized countries have already:
- dumped their equivalent of our penny
- traded in their equivalent of our $1 bill for a coin (and the $2 and/or $5 as well in some cases)
- and shifted from paper/fabric/cloth notes to polymer notes

Meanwhile, the good old USA is still stuck at the turn at the last century.

/they also get cool landmarks, animals, and famous people on their money
//and it changes from time to time
///we still have the same bunch of morose dead guys and the indian chick whose name no one can farking spell


I can get on board with most changes..  But coins? No.  I hate change. Cash itself is annoying enough.  I don't want a pocket full of dollars.  Give it a few more years of inflation before we get rid of the dollar.
 
2013-12-16 04:30:08 PM

DigitalCoffee: CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.

Having all of your music and movies in the cloud is a bad idea, having your money in the cloud is full retard.

All the civilized countries have already:
- dumped their equivalent of our penny
- traded in their equivalent of our $1 bill for a coin (and the $2 and/or $5 as well in some cases)
- and shifted from paper/fabric/cloth notes to polymer notes


Meanwhile, the good old USA is still stuck at the turn at the last century.

/they also get cool landmarks, animals, and famous people on their money
//and it changes from time to time
///we still have the same bunch of morose dead guys and the indian chick whose name no one can farking spell


Not so fast there, Cochise.

Japan still has 1 Yen coins.
Japan and Europe still print on paper
 
2013-12-16 04:54:07 PM

FrancoFile: DigitalCoffee: CleanAndPure: Slaves2Darkness: Meh, paper money is so passe. We need to step into the 21st century, like the Canadians, and go with a polymer paper that never wears out and has an RFID tracking chip woven right into the bill. Never again will we lose track of money or have it accidently destroyed.

I'd rather do what Sweden (think its Sweden... one of those cold countries) is planning on doing.

Get rid of physical currency altogether.

Having all of your music and movies in the cloud is a bad idea, having your money in the cloud is full retard.

All the civilized countries have already:
- dumped their equivalent of our penny
- traded in their equivalent of our $1 bill for a coin (and the $2 and/or $5 as well in some cases)
- and shifted from paper/fabric/cloth notes to polymer notes

Meanwhile, the good old USA is still stuck at the turn at the last century.

/they also get cool landmarks, animals, and famous people on their money
//and it changes from time to time
///we still have the same bunch of morose dead guys and the indian chick whose name no one can farking spell

Not so fast there, Cochise.

Japan still has 1 Yen coins.
Japan and Europe still print on paper


I stand corrected on that last part, I thought that they had changed recently. They did start a new banknote series a few months ago, but that was still on the cotton fiber. Facts aside, I was on a roll and you are a Bad PersonTM for not joining in :p
 
2013-12-16 05:05:17 PM
i use vintage flax script for all of my mundane transactions, but when it's something special i pull out the Emperor Norton notes.
 
2013-12-16 05:17:43 PM
Is it wrong that I buy my clothes at the hardware store?
 
2013-12-16 05:44:25 PM

Mikeyworld: The Irresponsible Captain: Am I the only old fogie that specifically buys plain denim jeans? They last a lot longer. I can't be buying clothes every other week.

Nah. There's still plenty of us...and some of us ain't old, just thrifty.

/Faded Glory walmart specials.
//maybe Wrangler, on sale


Carhartt or Schmidt for me.
 
2013-12-16 07:13:27 PM
"Randy Bachman is being pursued by sado-masochists!"
 
2013-12-16 08:13:50 PM
sigdiamond2000
"There's no denim products out there that we can find that's basically not contaminated," Rudd said.
They need to look north for some pure, unadulterated, CFIA A-grade denim:


rowsdower
rowsdower
rowsdower
 
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