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Extra, Extra: No More Pennies, Twice as Many Floating Rectangles

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  • You already know this if you’ve visited Google even once today, but the penny is now officially out of circulation. They’ll be collected and melted down. One day our children will ask why all prices end in either zero or five, and we’ll just smile knowingly.
  • Oh look: an artist from Markham came pretty damn close to winning the New Yorker‘s annual cover contest. [Via Karen K. Ho]
  • Architect Will Alsop has designed a condo that may one day be built in midtown, and it looks, well…somewhat similar to his other famous Toronto building. Does any city need more than one floating rectangle?
  • Hoarding alert: Second Cup is increasing the price of its coffee, but it won’t say by how much. Bring a jerrycan and get while the getting’s good.

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