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John Smith (17 часов назад)
CPG grey much?
Kabugula (19 часов назад)
I get lots of pennies,and melt them into swastikas. I have pictures
Jacob Laughbon (2 дня назад)
I don't think you realize how much those bell ringers pull down with pennies.
Jacob Laughbon (2 дня назад)
What are pennies for? Charity.
AZR22 (3 дня назад)
When the Cosby joke has a completely different meaning in 2018
Sexual Lamppost (4 дня назад)
The only time I see pennies anymore are when Americans come into the fast food place I work at (I'm Canadian) and they try to give them to me. Like yeah no thanks I don't want your usless change. It's also kinda an unintentional fuck you when they leave them in the tip jar. 😂
David Urban (5 дней назад)
Actually the charity argument is not even true, here in the Netherlands and other countries have already just stopped making pennies and the amount of money given to charity has not dropped at all. Also the 100 million dollars a year he is talking about would mean that every American would have to donate about 30 pennies a year, including every baby, child and everyone living in poverty...
Ghost_Anna _Reads (5 дней назад)
I am willing to take the 150 pennies. I can give them a nice home in my wallet. Free money!!!
WorstCriticEver (7 дней назад)
the half penny ironically is more worth then the penny LOL.
Michael Medhat (8 дней назад)
I didn't know John like CGP Grey too
FastZebra Zoom (8 дней назад)
All of our coins are annoying and worthless. It's from a long ago era when coins actually had some purchasing power. Completely get rid of them or keep just the quarter. Round everything to the nearest quarter. Simple. And no more ridiculous pricing like $2.99. We all know that's THREE FRIGGIN DOLLARS, so you're not fooling anyone.
Pretty Fly Guy (9 дней назад)
I once made a glider out of Styrofoam boards I found lying around my house. The center of mass was a little bit behind the lift, so to balance it I used a few pennies. Got the glider to nose down a little bit, but the wings were utter shit to begin with and just didn't work. Thanks, US currency.
Lindsay Thompson (9 дней назад)
Dude. I'm right down the street from Mike's Bikes. People in Marin generally don't give a shit about pennies.
Emily Murphy (9 дней назад)
Pennies are not totally worthless, if you get enough of them you can get higher cents.
Anse (10 дней назад)
tmanepic (10 дней назад)
I literally throw my pennies in the trash, no joke.
David Stratton (10 дней назад)
I clean a big-box store, I usually find one to as many as 7 or 8 pennies (a few nickels and dimes too) every day. Beings as I work 6 days a week . . . they go in a jar on my desk. They add up and have been that last bit needed for gas on the last day before payday. Paycheck to paycheck people know how that is.
Jane Reinke (11 дней назад)
If there were a petition, I’d sign it. If there were a new law enacted, I’d vote for it. If it were possible, I’d impeach it. Oops, am I just talking about pennies now!!?
Anya Romanov (11 дней назад)
I mean I use pennies to pay in exact change
DotKritic (12 дней назад)
Recently, the penny has cost approximately 2.4 cents to produce; the nickel approximately 11.2 cents.
victoria dk (12 дней назад)
Break out a fucking nickel 😂😂😂
wes wells (12 дней назад)
I throw away hundreds of Penny's a year ...real talk...fuck the penny
Mikej1592 (12 дней назад)
much like my degree from ITT not worth the material its made from, we've already ended the ITT scourge lets kill off the penny!!!
PTRS 41 (13 дней назад)
The won’t do it because they are too lazy.
anko Mitarashi (13 дней назад)
Why not just use thinner pennies that way we're using less material per penny, lowering the total cost.
blue tiger bunny barnett (14 дней назад)
They way that John Oliver shits on Guy Ferrari makes me feel like he's a Homestuck. Seriously, he slips those in whenever he can.
christian macri (15 дней назад)
Lobbying should be banned. American lobbying literally kills 1000's of people around the world...
mitchell rose (17 дней назад)
Anyone want to buy my half pennies?
Michael Parker (19 дней назад)
340million people 1 penny per person 3.4 million dollars thats alot of money for charity.
galloping goose (20 дней назад)
What about that time you're 5 cents short on a bus ticket and there are no nickels on the ground? Pennies have saved me numerous times.
Godhand0777 (21 день назад)
Hamster discus competitions?! Oliver, you're a god damn genius! CALL THE OLYMPICS
Samus Knight (21 день назад)
I once as a child swallowed a penny and eventually pooped it out... We later spent it. Just like that frozen butt penny and the dog butt pennies it just might be in your pocket right now too! Enjoy.
Youthoob Gamer (23 дня назад)
India banned 25p and 50p around 2011. 1 penny=0.67 rupees. I guess it's time for penny to extinct Even people barely accept 1 rupee coins nowadays. They are mostly valueless and cost twice to mint.
marvel's greatest hero (24 дня назад)
I save every penny I find, 1¢ may be small but 1000 pennies and more is alot when saved for an occasion
ceojr1963 (24 дня назад)
People have tried to give away gold coins and they had lots of people say no. But there are places they could go to see pennies picked up. Anywhere near me. ..........But the sad picture was them using heat pennies in the opening bit, Those are worth more, as they are 97.5% copper not mostly zinc. They devalued the penny by devaluing the whole dollar.
NBC Dynamics (25 дней назад)
If John retouches this episode and sets up a donation for people to send and exchange while they just return them to the treasury, we might actually stop making them.
Kristiyan Kostadinov (29 дней назад)
Is someone else also watching this in 2018 and notices at 7:25 - "2018" is written on the ring ?! o.O
Magnificent Failure (30 дней назад)
I have never knowingly walked past a penny without picking it up.
the fluffy Octopus (1 месяц назад)
Ireland got rid of 1 cent coins and now just have 2 cent coins.
Nevik (1 месяц назад)
reason to keep the penny.....for those souvenir penny press machines!!
Paul Traverso (1 месяц назад)
I think the real value in pennies is it facilitates a more appealing price point to the consumer. For example, studies have shown that people are more willing to purchase an item for $24.99 than $25.00, a "big" even number. Even though chances are the consumer will pay with an even $25, consumers are drawn to the idea that they are getting a deal. Pennis valuable by its ability to increase consumerism in this way. Consumerism is valuable to the economy. Therefore, so is the Penny.
Claudette Smith (1 месяц назад)
"Am I helping?" I'm in love w him.
Nick D (1 месяц назад)
We haven't used 'em in sum yrs now (in Canada). Pricing is still exacted to the penny, but we just round up or down -- no biggy and that's often double the amount (.02$ there's not even the c with the cross thru it on my keyboard. Ha, no wonder its dead). What's with the American mind, eh, lol!
locutic1 (1 месяц назад)
Oh look he can be funny!
Cactus Clark (1 месяц назад)
In the US they are not pennies thats England. They are cents.
Viccatrix (1 месяц назад)
I just throw my pennies in the garbage. I make 100k a year, why the fuck do I ever need pennies?
Thomas Tribus (1 месяц назад)
For gods sake, I swear I've read "Penises"
Amiri the Grey (1 месяц назад)
Canada has eliminated the penny it's rad
cloudsweapon567 (1 месяц назад)
Here's the problem if you get rid of the penny - Corporations like Nikey would be forced to pay their child slaves in China 5 cents an hour instead of just 2 cents.
Bass Boost Mobile (1 месяц назад)
that dog retarded
Emanuel Rojas (1 месяц назад)
Pennies, the most useless currency ever known!
Darren Spohn (1 месяц назад)
Canadian here. We ditched the penny years ago. Still no ill effects. I say this to the penny,; good-bye, good luck, good riddance, don't call, don't write and for the love of god, don't come back.
Braden Beisse (2 месяца назад)
M. Night rules ya wanka!
Maria Hammarström (2 месяца назад)
Please tell me that ER-staff are allowed to tell patients who come into the ER with a coin stuck in their ass "you are an effing idiot".
John Reviews (2 месяца назад)
I pick up pennies.
Megan Quijada (2 месяца назад)
Am I the only one who clicked on it thinking it stated "Penises"?
MattP 81 (2 месяца назад)
They wiped their ass with rocks 😂😂😂😂
SadieCat (2 месяца назад)
Ali Mürteza Yeşil (2 месяца назад)
Billion dollar question is "Will USA get rid of pennies?"
Alyssa Brown (2 месяца назад)
As John said "surely they would break out a nickel" I was like "5¢?? Fuck the orphans."
Josiah Sanchez (2 месяца назад)
Yo honestly I would have picked all those up. I do it every time
Josiah Sanchez (2 месяца назад)
I'm mad broke yo
Amanda Durfee (2 месяца назад)
I would be the person who picks the penny off the ground
Niklas Gustafsson (2 месяца назад)
At this time, in Sweden we have alot of shops that does not even accept cash anymore. Only card :) Works totally fine!
karthik s (2 месяца назад)
Did you know that social causes make millions of dollars, as people don't mind giving away their pennies for charity
MrJeChou (2 месяца назад)
Well, gotta go stick a cold penny up my ass now
Mr. Dood (2 месяца назад)
The half cent's modern value, scaled from the year it was dropped, is $0.13 #KillTheDime
Chinny P (2 месяца назад)
I always pick up pennies.
Captain Powers (2 месяца назад)
I went into a gas station with over a dollar in pennies for a fountain drink and they just told me to take it.
Ezekiel the dragon (2 месяца назад)
Kqeenc. Keef (2 месяца назад)
Hey, i have 2 jars of pennies. They mean something to meee
mdudegamer (2 месяца назад)
I wouldn't mind pennies stopping being produced. Doesn't necessarily mean that you couldn't still use them, though, just that they'd slowly disappear as they got lost.
George Sosinsky (2 месяца назад)
If you have a ticket that you shouldn't have. Say it cost two hundred dollars. Pay in pennies and watch the probation office and they will freak out. So it's worth it to have them.
tbarry12 (2 месяца назад)
anyone else thinking "fuck that dog had eaten more money than the i have in my checking account!"?
alpsters13 (2 месяца назад)
Why don't we make them out of all the empty plastic bottles we are tossing about.........
Derek Jones (2 месяца назад)
For all the time you spend on talking about the US territories you didn’t mention the fact that pennies are quite important to them.
The Wonderlander (2 месяца назад)
When I was a baby I crawling on the floor then I saw a penny. I picked it up looked at it and then I swallowed it. My mom saw me turning blue and called for my dad . He then proceeded to run towards me and then did the Heimlich Maneuver and I puked. That’s what my mom told me. I could’ve died from that penny .
R_A M (2 месяца назад)
I like the penny. It's shiny
Neon Flights (3 месяца назад)
Just saying, I work in customer service and there happen to be a lot of times where i had checked out customers who had either used gift cards or did exchanges and literally only were either owed or only had to pay a difference of a few pennies or even just one. Today, that literally happened as a woman used up a giftcard I had just given her as store credit on some new things, and she literally only had to pay me a penny (it was a massager, 10.85 after tax. The giftcard had 10.84 on it).
Neon Flights (3 месяца назад)
Plus, it gives me comfort knowing that those who are struggling turn to penny collecting. Those who not only appreciate the value of a dollar, but a cent as well.
A Girl And Her Dragons (3 месяца назад)
I always pick up pennies and other coinage. Free money
Connor Stickels (3 месяца назад)
I liked the new Muppets show. It was fun
Fukc M3 (3 месяца назад)
I give a lot of pennies to charity. If you don't want your pennies give them to a bum or in the charity bucket. Every cent counts. If 350 million people donate a penny that 35 million dollars for charity.
Space (3 месяца назад)
Taryn Mason (3 месяца назад)
Stop using god damn pennies and round everything to the nearest 5th. I work in one of the busiest pharmacies in washington state and not having to count out each individual penny would honestly save a lot more time and get through customers a little bit faster. Pennies are stupid and completely fucking worthless.
seededsoul (3 месяца назад)
Fuck you, the Cosby Show was a great family comedy.
Aces (3 месяца назад)
Winter Knight (3 месяца назад)
I flushed a penny down the tolit.
Digitalhunny (3 месяца назад)
Solution to America's infrastructure issue: Stop making the Penny & instead ALL of that money goes into the infrastructure fund. You're Welcome!
Amy Biskovich (3 месяца назад)
you know i love you ...but that walter cronkite voice-over left me questioning :(
Ruben (3 месяца назад)
Too bad he didn't mention that when the half-penny was removed it had a value that, considering inflation, was more than the current penny.
Susan Shutler (3 месяца назад)
i pick up EVERY penny I find. sheesh, drop some pennies my way.
AtakanNW (3 месяца назад)
Ok, but what about the " OONLY $ 19,99 USD" part of the American Culture?
Minerva Lynch (3 месяца назад)
I pick up pennies all the time, fuck it, free money.
Deconverted Man (3 месяца назад)
Its time for a CHANGE get rid of pennies
TheRealZeus (3 месяца назад)
The amount to pay to make pennies is complete bs yeah it cost more than it's worth but it's not like it cost 100 dollars to make a 100 dollar bill. It doesn't even cost 1 dollar to a 1 dollar bill... everyone is acting like it's going to completely bankrupt us because of one form of currency.
Roken The Sayian (3 месяца назад)
And #bootypennie
Roken The Sayian (3 месяца назад)
Pennies the single most useless coin ever
mia bay (3 месяца назад)
a penny is not worth bending over for... I vacuum them up
greenspan11111 (3 месяца назад)
I tip and give charity in pennies, what about me if they withdraw pennies from circulation!..
Adit Jain (3 месяца назад)
The fact about the charity is actually pretty valid. Since the pennies may be worthless to a single person but say 10000 of them contribute just 1 penny that could alone give a 100 bucks.
tazmon122 (3 месяца назад)
i think this clip was made AFTER famed author and OG youtube vlogger John Green (from vlogbrothers) asked the then POTUS Barack Obama about calling it cuts on the penny....Obama pretty much danced around an "it's not so simple" answer to pretty much say "no one in power is gonna do shit about it cuz it's so low on the priority scale that it's not even worth it"

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