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  • I went to the bank the other day,

  • socially safe, of course, wearing my mask,

  • and the tellers told me,

  • and this is something that's interesting

  • 'cause it's sort of a nationwide phenomenon.

  • They told me they had run out of coins.

  • Did you know this was going on?

  • Apparently we're going through a coin shortage.

  • Yeah, you see it in lots of different stores.

  • They say no change. I guess it's like a COVID thing.

  • Yeah, well anyway, the US Mint is scrambling

  • to figure out just what to do

  • and they just released this ad.

  • Take a look.

  • Hi, I'm Diana Fowler, Director of the US Mint.

  • As an unforeseen side effect of COVID-19, for some reason,

  • America is also now experiencing a shortage of coins.

  • (laughs) We don't know why either.

  • So we're introducing a replacement for coins.

  • Coibs.

  • Coibs are just like coins,

  • except they're actually small rocks.

  • [Man] Ah!

  • It's a rock! (laughing)

  • Coibs are about the same size as coins

  • and they come from the ground,

  • which means we're less likely to run out of them.

  • And from now on all businesses have to take them

  • as legal tender.

  • Coibs.

  • It's a new thing we're trying because we ran out of coins.

  • Sorry, can you cut?

  • I'm Glenn, a writer at Conan.

  • Does this sketch idea like even make sense at all?

  • Oh

  • Yeah.

  • Yes.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, yeah, it's great.

  • Yeah, I've just been spending a lot of time inside

  • by myself with like no one else around.

  • And since my brain just went, like,

  • what if, what if coins were rocks?

  • Well, and like read the news at all right now,

  • like it's hard to be creative and make stuff.

  • Oh, absolutely. I totally get it.

  • Totally, yes.

  • Of course.

  • Oh my God I totally, like me,

  • I'm trying to finish this novel.

  • So my creative brain is not a little bit

  • not doing good stuff 'cause I'm just so isolated right now

  • that I think I'm going crazy.

  • No, no, no, absolutely not.

  • Not losing your mind. I swear.

  • The concept of the sketch is a little weird.

  • It's kind of it's a little, I mean, yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • What is it funner if coins were bugs

  • (laughing) that a good idea

  • Oh, that's funny.

  • That's good

  • That's very fresh

  • That makes sense. Okay.

  • That's oh yeah

  • Thank you.

  • Actor. Whose name?

  • I don't remember. Okay.

  • Hi. I'm from the U S mint and coins is bugs now.

  • Slow music

  • Now I enjoyed that.

  • Didn't you, Andy?

  • Yeah, it was good.

  • Yeah. I think everyone enjoyed it.

  • Oh

  • okay.

  • Great.

I went to the bank the other day,

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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