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guilherme siqueira (3 дня назад)
Stay tuned for the next season of LastWeekTonight, Quarters.
guilherme siqueira (3 дня назад)
1,7 cents to make it, but it's used multiple times innit?
Zoe Hardy (4 дня назад)
3 years later and pennies are still a thing
UnYin99 (4 дня назад)
I throw them out. I mean, if you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you save 'em and you roll them up you got yourself a dollar.
Melanin and Kisses (7 дней назад)
"Ma'am your total is $15.34" Fuuucckk
Jory Jones (7 дней назад)
Oliver joins the great minds, John Green, CPG Grey, in the death to pennies club.
C F (8 дней назад)
There a video named death to pennies by c p u gray that’s like this
icetwo (10 дней назад)
Wer den Pfennig nicht ehrt, ist des Talers nicht wert
Milton Ramos (10 дней назад)
Fuck the penny (FTP!!)
Alfy The Great (12 дней назад)
Couldn’t they also just change the value and make it worth 2 pennies. P2
Jena Gom (12 дней назад)
Yes but gas stations still charge in 9/10 of a penny.
Tomer Cohen (13 дней назад)
Too bad EU keeps those worthless cents as well
Andrés Falcone (13 дней назад)
We recently got rid of the $1 and $5 coins in Chile. (a Chilean peso is 0.14 US cents). Same arguments, same counter arguments. Now we round up or down cash payments to the nearest ten. Old coins can be changed at the bank. The world kept going as if nothing had happened and we no longer lose money by making money.
Roy Sfadia (14 дней назад)
I wish he had pointed out that when they discontinued the half-cent in 1857, it was worth more than a dime is worth today!
YankeeSpirit (18 дней назад)
Get rid of pennies and daylight savings time
Rainhard Ravenlaw (19 дней назад)
Here in europe we fixed the cents/penny problem by mixing the copper with iron. So now it's exactly one of itself worth and is magnetic
Noble Blade (19 дней назад)
Put Lincoln on a two dollar coin
Annie Johnson (21 день назад)
Two years ago a show could be about pennies, without ignoring the frightening behavior of the US administration. Times are... changing.
Norman Plombe (24 дня назад)
Dangerous? Because a dog ate them? Jeez...where the hell is Ralph Nader when we so desperately need him to protect us and our best friends? Now...how will you protect pedestrians who slip and fall on dogshit?
John Kandalepas (26 дней назад)
essentially, Jarden makes anything you'd find left behind after a burglary!! HAHA
SER (26 дней назад)
What about sales tax? Our state sales tax is 6%. So, if I buy something for $1, and there's no pennies, then it's going to cost me $1.10 instead of $1.06. That don't sound like much per transaction, but multiply that by the hundreds of thousands or millions of transactions every day, and that's a lot of money disappearing somewhere (somewhat like the plot of Superman 3). The only way to get rid of the penny is to change state tax codes to make all the tax rates divisible by 5.
R Scull (27 дней назад)
Hey, leave Guy Fieri out of this
Fm86 (27 дней назад)
If they got rid of the penny, the cost of a single Tootsie Roll would suddenly become unreasonably high simple due to the nickel being the lowest value currency. Sorry John but I think I just successfully refuted your whole argument.
TheMpkeaton (27 дней назад)
Why are you, from England calling our one cent a penny, there is no American penny! The Mint does not call our American currency a penny we have a cent. Britain has pennies.
Moritz Korsch (28 дней назад)
Definitely going to say the "I wish I knew what a penny looked like underwater" line the next time I am at a wishing well!
Andromeda Kai (28 дней назад)
When I was leaving USA I spent an hour wondering around the airport and looking for a charity box I could dump my two pounds of change into. And I did, eventually. The workers watching me stuff their box with coins were quite perplexed.
Julio Herrera (28 дней назад)
😂 now there's a Muppet movie
Angel R. (28 дней назад)
5:30 my man jonh killing it
Jessikared97 (28 дней назад)
I'd just like to point out that its 2018 now and we still have the penny.
Tara Gragg (29 дней назад)
A hay penny more? So if there is a half a penny tax we are minus 1 cent in tax revenue? Asking because my state propsed a half a cent tax. What's next decimilation?
Graham Sutton (29 дней назад)
M night shyamalan is laughing now after the release of SPLIT
Alex Homer (29 дней назад)
sometimes it makes sense not to make cents...
Edward Owens (1 месяц назад)
Pennies are mostly zinc. They used to be 95% copper and 5% zinc and as far as the metals go are worth 2 cents when copper is over $3 a pound but would be treated as brass by scrap yards. There are quite a few idiots saving them hoping to cash in some day but they will only be getting contaminated copper price.
Reese Anderson (1 месяц назад)
First of all, feed your dog.
Nick Hollowdick (1 месяц назад)
African mud cookies
hollymatterson (1 месяц назад)
I disagree with Oliver here. I use pennies and getting rid of them would be in the favor of big businesses so they can screw us on change.
Keika (1 месяц назад)
Japan has aluminum 1 yen coins.
Hello? (1 месяц назад)
i choked on a penny when i was like 1, the story sounded scary but luckily i dont remember.
Grundle Munch (1 месяц назад)
Reddit is for faggots
Richard Perez (1 месяц назад)
I love pennys. I love having exact change.
Fancy Whale (1 месяц назад)
One time we bought a soda with refills for a dollar. My mom and I decided to empty our pockets and see if we had enough pennies to pay for it and we did (you never know what you might have in a purse);after counting we went to the guy and he looked terrified and said “are you sure it’s a dollar?” We affirmed and he asked a the other cashier and they ultimately gave us the refill without taking the pennies. It might have been a waste of time but it was very funny to see their reactions and was totally worth it 😂
Kris Wesselmann (1 месяц назад)
It takes 1 second to pick up a penny. That's a $36 per hour job.
Heather Wanamaker (1 месяц назад)
I like pennies. If I see them on the ground, I pick them up
Word Unheard (1 месяц назад)
I've been throwing pennies in the garbage, on the street, in parking lots, and down street gutters for about the past 15 years. I'm doing my part, because fuck pennies.
Mr Markley (1 месяц назад)
Jermaine Phillips (1 месяц назад)
Everyone who watched this video has, since that day, said some foul funny shit and then brushed their shoulders when the butt-hurt went audible 😎
Membraphonics (1 месяц назад)
I took all the pennies out of my pocket so fuck you Harry Potter
Alphasnowbordergirl (1 месяц назад)
Dude, I would have picked them up. Pennies add up
Word Unheard (1 месяц назад)
@Alphasnowbordergirl I have no social life, and I hate pennies. I'm so cold, Alpha. So alone. (´;︵;`)
Alphasnowbordergirl (1 месяц назад)
Why the attack on my social life? I'm a grad student.so yeah, I'm broke most of the time. Putting that aside, I just like collecting things and paying things in exact change I I can.
Word Unheard (1 месяц назад)
Yeah. You find a thousand of them, you've got yourself $10.00. And if the prospect of finding $10.00 in dirty pennies on the ground makes you happy, then you definitely need a man (or a woman) in your life.
Mark Loendorf Jr (1 месяц назад)
Change it to a 2 cent piece, problem solved.
C0SZMIC (1 месяц назад)
I wonder if anyone had bought $100 worth of pennies and waited to go to Walmart on Black Friday just to buy something completely useless just to be an asshole to the people behind him or her
Jason Patterson (1 месяц назад)
There are very good reasons to get rid of pennies. The best that I'm aware of is that they actually cost businesses money in terms of the time required to count and handle them in transactions and banking. However, the cost of manufacturing a penny is not a good reason. If pennies were single use or if their melt value were greater than one cent (for modern pennies, that's 0.6 cents, though for older 95% copper pennies it's 1.75 cents, which is why they are rapidly disappearing from circulation), then manufacturing cost would be more meaningful. However, pennies can be used hundreds of times and they last decades. A cheaper but equally durable penny would be better, but that's not available.
okaykid (1 месяц назад)
OLBICHL (1 месяц назад)
6:00 okay, here's an idea... stop making cent coins and round up the prices of goods to positive integers and save yourself the cost of it's manufacture, now give that money to charity... I bet with you that there will be enough money to get homeless people off the streets
Marshall Amador (1 месяц назад)
In Brazil it was the paper R$1 that was expensive to make so they made more coins of it and discontinued the paper (it's the largest coin we have, size wise)
Athalon304 (1 месяц назад)
I went to UNC Charlotte. They deserved every second of that penny counting even they weren't involved with the fine. ALSO, parking spaces at UNCC were around $430 when I was there so he probably got a quarter of one but it would have been given to some visitor with a day pass.
Kevin Lindsay (1 месяц назад)
I liked the new muppets
G. Waldmeister (1 месяц назад)
Even if Ireland had gotten rid of the 1 cent coin, which it didn't, it wouldn't matter. It's still legal currency and Ireland is part of the Euro zone which means you could just pay with Belgian, Portuguese, Greek or what have you Eurocents.
aleah marie (1 месяц назад)
I keep all my pennies then turn them in at the coin machines for cash. You can also turn them in at your bank and theyll count them and add it to your account
long lost (1 месяц назад)
I throw away pennies
Beta Maxis (1 месяц назад)
Thanks for pointing out that paying in pennies just screws over the innocent workers and nobody else.
Eric (1 месяц назад)
Pennies from 2008 are actually fairly valuable among collectors. The reason: :the recession forced the mint to manufacture less currency that year making the 2008 penny fairly rare.
loveld Lu (1 месяц назад)
Okay so this is address to Dawson Market and the way the manager and their self is a 0-0 one their employees are not up to standards especially in the meat department and that manager there the way he carries on Trader Joe's does Dawson Market by 8 point star Street again it also has to do with the store manager and it manager who runs the store manager in that department and the demo Department that manager is horrible Dawson Market in
loveld Lu (1 месяц назад)
Alright so Safeway improving I see how they're doing a service and they are listening so kudos to You Safeway keep up the good work kudos to Safeway don't slack off now
loveld Lu (1 месяц назад)
Funny. This summer has been a very interesting weather and here's the thing it's the mosquitoes now you go out to store and you go by off these mosquitoes are so soon to that brand that it doesn't work you walking along and the skin is all in your face in your ear and I need to do something and redo it every single time make it better because it's not working this is for the brand name off you need to do better you need to keep up because it's not working and you also need something to protect us against the Flies to I mean after all your billion dollar company and your product is not doing it the job get back and do better
kristopher barker (1 месяц назад)
Do it, get rid of it. Then the roughly 5 dollars in pennies I have will go up in value, like a 2 dollar bill today.
Naomi Enoch (1 месяц назад)
Oliver has been roasting Bill Cosby for like 4 years now lol.
Steely Cent (1 месяц назад)
John brushing his shoulders off might be the cringiest thing ive seen in a looooong time.
Ewart Smith (1 месяц назад)
Watching in 2018? Just noticed the class ring.
tekblade (1 месяц назад)
Ass penny joke is a ripoff of the Upright Citizens Brigade.
nies1348 (1 месяц назад)
God I've never commented before but I got to say buddy I love the show and you're great, Avid watch her and I think I've seen every single show but looking back on the penny thing it's my belief and this is just my belief no fat pure fiction but is it true pennies are worthless because every year I see Santa's shake their bells and most of the people I've ever seen but money in her Cal for Penny so I'm just curious do you still stand by that
HumpadyDumpady (1 месяц назад)
Dude, the penny is just a part of American culture. $136 mil - $80 million ... call it a $60 mil loss. Totally worth it. For all the jokes, the donations, and the science projects we get out of it ... America's pissed away more for less.
HumpadyDumpady (1 месяц назад)
ANS it's the only Lincoln currency that's interesting. Fuck the 5. 5 ain't the most of anything. The penny's the most small.
Em Overstreet (1 месяц назад)
What about pressed pennies though :(
Toon Nex (1 месяц назад)
Canada dumped the penny before hand
Christy Hardy (1 месяц назад)
Oui monsieur yo soy de rancho (1 месяц назад)
Agamemnon Butterscotch (1 месяц назад)
Is the tenth of a cent charge on gasoline ten times stupider?
Agamemnon Butterscotch (1 месяц назад)
One time I paid for a $1.99 box of cereal with exactly $1.99 and the cashier said he had never had that happen before.
Doreen Achtymichuk (1 месяц назад)
we got rid of the Canadian penny YEARS ago !!!!
Oh you didn’t Know (1 месяц назад)
Pennies piss me off
Hunter 'Man Of' Steele (2 месяца назад)
One time my car was broken into. They took all of the change except the pennies. I probably had about a quarters worth so it’s their loss lol
Izaya Orihara (2 месяца назад)
Pennies are my childhood 😡
Tommy Fletcher (2 месяца назад)
Forgive my ignorance but, as pennies are actual U.S. currency, they are subject to federal laws that protect ALL currency. Has anyone else noticed that the Cutco company sells scissors that, in a example, salesman cut a penny to show its effectiveness? I am asking because my friends were reps for the company after high school and I wonder... Are my friends Felons??
William (2 месяца назад)
Literally when I drop a penny I just keep on walking. the ONLY purpose they serve is feeding coinstar machines.
Tricia Kelly (2 месяца назад)
Also, lobbyist sux.
Tricia Kelly (2 месяца назад)
It's just paper!
Tricia Kelly (2 месяца назад)
It would be so easy for the American people to bring down all US currency.
Ken Van Item (2 месяца назад)
I'd gladly give up the penny which would do away with things priced at 99¢...
Jose Torres (2 месяца назад)
Pennies are being made because people who get pennies in change and for some reason it drops to the floor, 90% of the people won't pick it up because its a fucking penny who cares!!
feh meh (2 месяца назад)
Ditch everything up to a quarter. Replace a % of sales tax with quarter down rounding toward the government.
Caitlin Jrerve (2 месяца назад)
I wouldn’t pick any money under $10 up from the street as I don’t know where it’s been, it’s very unhygienic
Bea Argyle (2 месяца назад)
Jokes on you jolly I don't have pockets!
BunzeeBear (2 месяца назад)
Australia dropped the penny and went with the 2cent piece. So change the valuation of the penny to equal 2 cents. Old pennies are now worthless. There is a limited by back period and then they are not wanted. Only the new pennines 2019 are now legal currency. Abe still can be shown...nothing has changed much except its value. Pennies do have a value, say like when the battery cable clamp is not tight enough, just hammer in a penny to fill the gap and it is tight again.
Mikayla Stewart (2 месяца назад)
Canada got ride of the penny for this reason lol. What's weird is Europe has a 2 cent coin as well as a 1 cent coin (but it's smaller than ours/the USAs)
Nick Morgan (2 месяца назад)
To be fair, I wouldn't stop to pick up any coin. Unless it was some kind of rare coin or something.
Ulfina Takele (2 месяца назад)
Damilola Anthonia (2 месяца назад)
Lmaoo even the govt (metro) don’t take pennies
Ashley Churchill (2 месяца назад)
Pettiness rank: epic
Zoogomoogo (2 месяца назад)
Me being an extreme Couponer I need pennies cause I won't use a dollar bill if the total cost is only like 7¢ that is pointless
Gary McSpadden tech (2 месяца назад)
I did the same experiment with quarters quite a few years ago. The funniest common occurrence was when an old couple would see it and the wife would point it out so that the husband could pick it up.
beautyintheskies (2 месяца назад)
the reason ppl don't pick up the pennies is b/c there are other ppl around and to pick up a penny is to appear cheap. if nobody else was around to judge them, they would pick them up.
Griffin Watson (2 месяца назад)
I pick up pennies.
A City of Johnny Manziel Fans (2 месяца назад)
I didn’t know pennies could piss someone off so much

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