Sunday, March 17, 2013
Historic gold hoard of 700-year-old coins found under pub in Tipperary
I guess the saver of these ancient gold coins had the equivalent of one too many Guinness and forgot where he hid them under the floor of this pub 700 years ago. Story of this recent find at Irish Central.
So much easier and safer to keep track of your monetary balances today via the modern information systems we have been able to develop since back then.
Even though we still today have no shortage of vestigial metal-fetishists who think that somehow the leprechaun's "pot-o-gold" would be a better way to issue, store and keep track of our savings. It's probably a safe assumption these humans are all members of the O'Moron clan.
All the St. Patrick's Day celebrators in the pubs this weekend don't have to worry about losing track of all of their savings if they have a few too many, as the balances are maintained on secure information accounting systems that comprise our modern banking system.
Drink up (your beverage of choice and moderation) and Happy St. Patrick's Day! ... With the knowledge that your monetary balances are safe... but please remember to take pubic transport (if it exists: "We're out of money!") or share a cab if indeed you have too many!