Strange in the street

Saturday, 11 October, Year 6 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu


Give some kill to mommy!

Remember that famous case which happened a few years ago and I googled but couldn't find anymore because

Bali murder suspect claims she's PREGNANT and 'had sex after killing her mother' and stuffing her in a videos emerge of lovers partying with mom's cash weeks before she was murdered

apparently they got a new one now? Them crazy kids! They need wholesale kill, not amateurs anymore.


The funny story here is that half hour prior I had just changed dollars to Argentine pesos, at 14.80 each. So one crisp Benjamin nets 1`480 Argentine pesos, which would then theoretically, at the listed rate of .4 turn into 3`700 Paraguayan pesos. Meanwhile last time I visited Paraguay (a coupla weeks ago) the dollar was trading at 24.5 or so, which means a Benjamin traded there would have only yielded 2`450 Paraguayan pesos. Since Paraguay doesn't have Argentina's problemsi, you could readily exchange it back into... 150 US dollars.ii

Obviously this doesn't actually work, because the official office of pretending doesn't actually follow through and deliver on the pretense (much like its US counterpart, actually). Still, a funny thought.

  1. Or so it tells itself, but in the space of about two months the dollar went from 22.1 to 24.5, which neatly matches the devaluation experienced by the Argentine peso on the black market, from 13ish to 15ish in that same interval. []
  2. Or into about 1`500 Argentine pesos, I've never seen anywhere a spread like the Argentine peso enjoys in Uruguay. 1.4 / 2.5 or something, the stuff nightmares are made of. []
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2 Responses

  1. brendafdez`s avatar
    Friday, 6 February 2015

    They don't have no stinking pesos in paraguay, since 1944 or so.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 6 February 2015

    I keep saying Paraguay when I mean Uruguay and vice-versa. It's pretty embarassing, really.

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