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“Send me a postcard”*…

 

“This is the Life.”

From @PastPostcard, images of old postcards, along with transcribed text from their backs. As Rebecca Onion (from whom, the tip) remarks, “a simple idea, and a great one.”

For more on the history of the postcard, see the Richard Carline work cited here.

* lyric from a song of the same name, recorded in 1968 by The Shocking Blue.

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As we mail it in, we might say the magic word and collect $100, as it’s the birthday of Groucho Marx, born this date in 1890.

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.
– To S.J. Perelman

PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON’T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER
– telegram to the Friar’s Club

Groucho

Written by LW

October 2, 2016 at 1:01 am

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