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April 13th, 2004

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04:09 pm - Postcards 4 and 5
When next go out, get bigger refrigerator.

Over the weekend, I received two new postcards from my Postcard Buddy. The first is a black-and-white shot of Elizabeth Taylor -- at least, I think it's Elizabeth Taylor, but there's this HUGE HONKIN DIAMOND RING in the way. On the back is Moh's Hardness Scale (I was all "Dude! Moh's!") and it's postmarked Phoenix, Arizona.

The second is postmarked Northwest Boston (ah, the great Northwest territory) and, on the front, has the popular philosophical joke "To Do Is To Be - Nietzsche / To Be Is To Do - Kant / Do Be Do Be Do - Sinatra." The back is a tracklist from "Falling In Love", an album which looks to be a collaborative work between Ol' Blue Eyes and Tommy Dorsey.

As they say, curiouser and curiouser...

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Date:April 13th, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of something that happened at my high school. There was this senior who left a t-shirt down by the soccer fields one week and she announced about it EVERY ASSEMBLY. I guess an upperclassman had given it to her when she was a freshman. ANYWAY, after about a month of this, the school started getting letters from the shirt that included pictures of the shirt in various locations. In one, it had a cheese hat on and it was postmarked from Wisconsin. Another one was from Switzerland in a ski lift. This went on until, like, April, when we got a "newspaper clipping" about how the shirt was killed during a mugging in a NYC subway station, complete with bloody photos.

I think the headmaster had been mailing shirts to alums and asking them to take pictures and mail them back. He was weird in that way.
Date:April 13th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC)
That's like my best friend! She had a garden gnome in her front garden, and someone stole it. First they sent a ransom note, but obviously her parents didn't want to pay for it. Then they took pictures of it in Egypt, and France, and all sorts of places, signing them 'love from your gnome'. And then they smashed it and took a picture of the pieces.

Thus, I conclude there are some weird people out there.
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Date:April 13th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC)
From what I understand, the gnome thing used to be a pretty common prank back in the day. In fact, one of the online travel places is using it now for their ad campain. Expedia? Travelocity? I don't remember which...

This is what acid did to our parents.
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Date:April 13th, 2004 01:50 pm (UTC)
Nowadays we can just call it "The Amelie Treatment" and everybody will know what we mean.
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Date:April 13th, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC)
::on the edge of my seat::
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Date:April 13th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
Whoever it is, if they DON'T want you, they're certainly a tease.
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Date:April 13th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
I want mystery postcards!
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Date:April 13th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
This is, quite possibly, The Greatest Thing.

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