Friday, 7 August 2009

Inefficient Units of Currency

By Joseph Streckert, from the Canadian literary magazine McSweeney's:
  • Children
  • Millstones
  • Imaginary euros*
  • Copies of Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 7**
  • Pieces of long-grain rice that are not actually very long
  • Unicorn heads
  • Canadian dollars


*Arguably, the ECU (which worked perfectly well as a currency) was imaginary.

**Vol. 7 is I suspect now a collector's item. The current volume is 73.

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