“I think it’s wonderful that, as of November 1st, legal tender (along with official stamps) will be released in New Zealand with characters from The Hobbit on it to commemorate the release of the first film in the trilogy The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. One thing I always hated about money was how it never reminded me of a movie that I think I’m probably going to like when it comes out, based on a book that I do like. That’s why I always threw most of it into the garbage. I’d put some aside for rent, sure, but all of the rest of my money went straight into the bin. It’s been horrible for living, and you might think that it was the wrong choice, but for me it was the right choice. At least I didn’t have any of that boring, stupid old money lying around. Not anymore, though! Now I can keep my money, just like the rest of you! I’ll never spend it, though. I’m keeping it forever.” – You

Comments (24)
  1. I hear that in New Zealand a shave and a haircut = two Hobbits.

  2. At first glance, the one on the left really looks like he’s giving you the finger.

  3. Fellowship of the Bling. (I’ll see myself out)

  4. So, I can only assume at this point that Flight of the Conchords was entirely factual in its portrayal of New Zealand. Which is pretty awesome, really.

  5. Finally! When will American money catch up with times and start featuring National Treasure Nic Cage on our money?

  6. and we thought money in Canada was loony!

  7. How much do they cost?

  8. It’s all about the Bilbos.

  9. Um, Kiwis, if I were you I would NOT take these coins. How do you know Peter Jackson hasn’t created the One Coin to Rule Them All and is planning to take you all and in the darkness bind you?

  10. New Zealand is just copying the idea from the “50 years of Australian TV” commemorative coins from 2006.

    Can you imagine how hard it was to incorporate fart jokes and reruns of MASH into a coin design?

  11. So then who is going to pay your rent, Kelly? Sure the fuck not me.

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