First Canada kissed their maple-leafy pennies goodbye. Then Paul orchestrated a legally binding Slog poll on whether we should scrap pennies, and then yesterday, a reader announced he'd made a petition to the White House begging them to kill the penny.

It all reminded me of this video from 2010 by John Green, young-adult author/professional nerd, in which he calls pennies "disgusting bacteria-ridden disks of suck that fail to facilitate commerce," points out that coinage reform is too boring for politicians to take up, and also loses it and starts screaming about how terribly inefficient pennies are. Here, watch: