Thursday, September 24, 2009

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I was too afraid to send this postcard while he was in office, for fear I'd be placed under some creepy FBI surveillance.

The small print reads "0% Vol., Bottled in Texas, Not Suitable for Export. Can lead to blank-minded behaviour."

Love the Brit spelling of behaviour. Guess we know where this came from.

12 comments:

  1. That card just made my day, as did your comment about not posting it when he was in office! he he

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  2. I know what you mean about getting on a list! I recently got a cool postcard of Che Guevara sent to me from Cuba and figured "that's it...I'm on a list for sure now."

    For a while, in my youth, I adopted a British spelling habit. It seemed sophisticated. After a while it was just sophomoric. Except for "theatre." I can't do "theater."

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  3. Oh wow I must agree I love the brits way of spelling . as a matter of fact I have a british pen pal right now . wow now I am wondering if I am on a list . thanks for sharing and posting such a great blog .

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  4. That's HILARIOUS! I can't believe such a postcard exists! Glad you finally get a chance to use it -- although who knows, the FBI might still place you under surveillance, since I don't think they change administration when the executive does. You and the recipient. Ye be warned. ;)

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  5. I'm forwarding this post to flag@whitehouse.gov, since the current administration's surveillance is more out in the open. I guess that's the definition of "transparency".

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  6. Stephanie - too true. Actually, I've probably already been under surveillance for years...

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  7. Makes me so proud of how little trust the government of the people has in its people, or at least its critical ones.

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  8. Looks great on my REAL wall - lots of people commented that they loved this when they came over. All round general agreement from the UK with the sentiments on this one!

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  9. There's a big difference between belittlement and constructiveness. An editorial cartoon, unlike this card, will generally criticize the policy, not the man -- and I certainly don't think it's appropriate to insult the President of the United States, no matter who he is.

    If we were a little kinder in our observations and treatment of others, most of the world's problems would go away.

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  10. It could be from Canada too, based just on the spelling, as Canadians spell behaviour that way as well. I agree with this last comment from ChrisOverstreet, although one of the beautiful things about America is that Americans (theoretically) can speak their minds and criticize the government.

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  11. I had a feeling this post would generate some controversy. At least the recipient enjoyed it.

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  12. Eliza: agreed; it's a beautiful thing, and I hope it lasts. However, just because one has the right to be rude does not mean that one must be.

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