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Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #720 on: February 06, 2019, 04:50:44 AM »
Ha Ha!  Or a giant earthworm?  But you know K, I can recall smoking crooked cigars years ago.  It seems like they were smallish in nature though, hardly bigger than cigarettes.  They came like six in a box that could have been easily tucked inside a tee shirt pocket.  I think that they were called simply Crooks, and I can't remember if they were rum flavored or not.

Oh wow you might have smoked one!  I do like those little cigars but the only crooked ones I've seen are normal longish ones crooked from being twisted in bundles.  But I am surely no cognoscente.

That poor artist!  I hope they plastered giant billboards with his artwork all over the county and he got a rich laugh out of it.

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« Reply #721 on: February 06, 2019, 04:54:36 PM »
Cool postcard, Rix, but man that looks like a turd.
If it weren't for this enterprising woman all future Dutch cigars might end up looking like those. She "fought the system" and got them to recognize rolling cigars as important cultural history. But, I took some years because you aren't allowed to advertise or "write" about smoking because it is so bad for you. You can still buy them though. 


"Ria got the idea to register her craft with the National Inventaris Immaterieel Cultureel Erfgoed, Holland’s register for intangible cultural heritage. In the Netherlands, the Kenniscentrum Immaterieel Erfgoed in Culemborg oversees the list. Not only is the application process lengthy, but Ria dealt with one rejection after another until she was even allowed to submit a written application at all. Why? “We cannot initiate the application process because it deals with smoking,” was the standard answer. “No, it’s not about smoking, it’s about the production of cigars—the traditional art that’s passed on from one person to another,” argued Ria. She ended up submitting the form six times, refusing to give up in the face of bureaucratic stalling tactics. And in 2016 her efforts were rewarded: her request had been granted. The status is good until 2018" 


https://www.cigarjournal.com/cigar-rolling-craft-considered-intangible-cultural-heritage-in-the-netherlands/

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« Reply #722 on: February 07, 2019, 04:43:17 AM »




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« Reply #723 on: February 09, 2019, 04:51:31 PM »




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« Reply #724 on: February 09, 2019, 07:48:10 PM »



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« Reply #725 on: February 09, 2019, 07:49:17 PM »



Also FREE ICE WATER there, in addition to the bumper-stickers and fake road signs seen around the world pointing out distance and direction to Wall Drug.

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #726 on: February 09, 2019, 08:00:54 PM »
Also FREE ICE WATER there, in addition to the bumper-stickers and fake road signs seen around the world pointing out distance and direction to Wall Drug.

Sounds like quite a place.  I saw a similar robotic gunfighter at a county fair once.  I was just a kid at the time, and I stood there and watched a steady stream of rubes get 'shot' one after another by the insult hurling gunslinger.  Finally, a guy got his shot off quicker than the robot, and the mechanical gunfighter rolled up his eyes and said, "You got me!"   

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« Reply #727 on: February 09, 2019, 08:08:10 PM »
Sounds like quite a place.  I saw a similar robotic gunfighter at a county fair once.  I was just a kid at the time, and I stood there and watched a steady stream of rubes get 'shot' one after another by the insult hurling gunslinger.  Finally, a guy got his shot off quicker than the robot, and the mechanical gunfighter rolled up his eyes and said, "You got me!"
Cool!  Back in the day the free ice water, actually, really was a good deal. As a kid rolled in a non a/c station-wagon on the summer "family trip" and gulped many.
http://www.walldrug.com/about-us#history

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« Reply #728 on: February 11, 2019, 12:43:43 AM »



A real photograph that was converted into a postcard.

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« Reply #729 on: February 13, 2019, 01:16:36 AM »

A ham radio QSL ("I confirm reception") card sent from Walt in Pennsylvania, to Henry in New Jersey.


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« Reply #730 on: February 13, 2019, 05:28:39 AM »



A real photograph that was converted into a postcard.

With a Ghost Dog!

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« Reply #731 on: February 13, 2019, 06:07:58 AM »
With a Ghost Dog!


And an Easter Island head?

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« Reply #732 on: Yesterday at 02:30:14 AM »

A risqué (for the times) postcard of a lady looking into a mirror.


Made in France.

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« Reply #733 on: Yesterday at 10:33:59 AM »
Akron, OH:


San Fran, CA:


Pittston, PA.


Denver, CO


NYC, NY

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« Reply #734 on: Yesterday at 11:37:49 PM »