Over There (in the UK)

December 30, 2001 at 1 PM

The Cent of Something New

For all the currency nerds out there, the European Central Bank has a rich web site that details the new money, from the bland compromise of Euro bills to the far more interesting coins, customized for all 12 countries.

I was pleased to visit Europe before all of this, if only so I got to hold and spend some Dutch guilders, which for my money will always be the classiest currency. The fifty guilder note is, soon will have been, a thing of beauty.


of course the coins are now sending Europeans to physicians because of their high nickel count which causes allergic reactions with one in seven people

— laura stannard | Jan. 2, 2002 — 1 PM

Previously: Clever by Half

Subsequently: Thou Shalt Burn, But Only In Hell

December 2001
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In Earshot

I only really read it for Canucks coverage, but even still it’s nice that The Vancouver Sun finally redesigned its hideously awful website to look like it was designed this century.

On pizza box art

Web 2.Origami

Welcome to Obama, Japan

The Toronto Star shows where and how the seats changed in the 2008 election

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