Cryptocurrency soap


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#2

Soap and punk do not go together.


#3

Surefire way to get someone to pick up the soap.


#4

I'm sure I've read of soap actually being used as currency historically (not the 'Tide being used to buy TEH DRUGZ!!1!!1!!' that googling turns up). anyone find me corroboration? @Mindysan33?


#5

Any chance my $5 worth can be made of Winklevii fat?


#6

Gutterpunks, maybe... I've known some quite fastidious punkers in my day...


#7

I'd guess in practical terms, anything seen as a necessity of life could become currency, especially in a subsistence economy? Your local midwife shows up to birth a child or tend a hurt, some soap might be an acceptable part of the payment for services--- I think that the PBS documentary called The Diary of a Midwife addresses payment in kind vs. payment in coin. though I don't know about soap specifically. Maybe in prison type situations (prisons, concentration camps, etc).


#8

Ye Olde america, as I recall. Can't remember where I read it, and my desultory googling showed nothing. I was hoping you'd know...


#9

[insert Fight Club reference here]


#10

Not off the top of my head. In the show I was talking about, I think the woman in her role as village mid-wife takes various types of goods, but I can't recall if she specifically took any sort of soap... yes, that was early American, right about the time of the revolution.

I'm afraid I don't know anything specifically, though. Sorry! wink


#11

Ach, weel. Nevermind. It's probably apocryphal, and one of those 'facts' from purportedly edumacational children's books, then. I'm fuckin' sure I've read in a couple of places though about various things, including soap, being used in place of currency in early American history though. It's making me cross, now.


#12

Well, I'm not an early Americanist, so I'm not the best person to ask. I'd say given the diversity of ways that people have employed exchange-value, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it were true.


#13

Especially if it's Goatse Coin.


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