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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    And I want to lose forty pounds !

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    @Linguist

    That’s easy….
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    1) Go to the United Kingdom.
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    2) Take £40 out of the bank and stick it so loosely in your pocket it’s bound to fall out.
    .
    3) Go jogging.

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    3) Go jogging.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Shame on you ! Excercise ? Go wash your mouth out with soap and water ! But first pass me the pretzels and another beer.

  4. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, almost 4 years ago

    @Linguist

    And the “magic word” is….?

  5. BigChiefDesoto

    BigChiefDesoto said, almost 4 years ago

    “When I feel like exercising I just lie down until the feeling goes away.” - Robert M. Hutchins

  6. BigChiefDesoto

    BigChiefDesoto said, almost 4 years ago

    By now, five cents isn’t worth a wooden nickel!
    They make the pennies out of copper plated aluminum because that much copper is worth a LOT more than the penny is!!
    All the result of deficit spending gone mad!!!

  7. BigChiefDesoto

    BigChiefDesoto said, almost 4 years ago

    @Alexikakos

    Do you realize that (Sir Isaac) Newton subscribed 40 Pounds to the fund to build Wren’s great library?!! THAT was a LOT of money in Newton’s era!

  8. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 4 years ago

    @BigChiefDesoto

    Pennies here in the U.S. have been made of copper-plated ZINC (not aluminum) since the middle of 1982.
    If you want to make it political, that was in the early years of the Reagan administration.
    Canada stopped making their pennies earlier in 2012.

  9. rejoiceitellyourejoice

    rejoiceitellyourejoice said, almost 4 years ago

    That’s it, if you were not a liberal when 20 something you were considered heartless, if you were not a conservative by the time you were just beyond the 20 somethings you had no brainless and had all kinds of heart.

  10. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Linguist

    OK, if you don’t like jogging take a long brisk walk. At least you’ll have worked off some of the beer and garbage food you’re about to put on your gut.

  11. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, almost 4 years ago

    Back to the strip. At least, Cosmos is dong something with nis nephew, Skylar. Although—with my idea of a fishawk, I had something different in mind.

  12. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    @GROG!

    OK, if you don’t like jogging take a long brisk walk. At least you’ll have worked off some of the beer and garbage food you’re about to put on your gut.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    All kidding aside, I am very diet conscious and do a lot of walking and other exercises,
    which may explain why at 67 years old I take no medications nor require any medical attention – so far ! The wheels can come off at anytime….

  13. 2Goldfish

    2Goldfish said, almost 4 years ago

    5 cents? try 2 dollars and 50 cents!

  14. BigChiefDesoto

    BigChiefDesoto said, almost 4 years ago

    Okay, zinc. It seemed too light for zinc. I was going to weigh it on my analytical balance to see, but I’ll believe the US Mint.

    The IMPORTANT thing is that it ISN’T copper anymore because copper is worth more than the penny is worth by now.

  15. BigChiefDesoto

    BigChiefDesoto said, almost 4 years ago

    That’s because they needed the copper for bullet jackets during WWII. So they salvaged copper pennies and replaced them with zinc ones. It had nothing to do with the price of copper back then and they made no attempt to fake the copper color on the pennies like they do now.

    My Dad worked for Dow Chemicals during that time producing war critical chemicals without which we would have LOST the war. Dow had a lot of copper bus bars for the electrical current required to refine magnesium (which was known as “Dow Metal” back then) which was used for airplane parts because of its light weight. The war effort NEEDED those copper bus bars for the same reason (bullet jackets) so they REPLACED them with solid SILVER bus bars made from silver from Fort Knox’s stockpile! The silver bus bars were guarded by the Army while they were in place at Dow!

    You refine magnesium by electroplating it out of a salt solution the same way you refine aluminum.

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