No skin, please.
July 2, 2013 8:51 AM   Subscribe

SFW?? You think we have NO mefites here working at the Egyptian post office? Why do you think they banned images here oh so many years ago?
posted by yoink at 8:54 AM on July 2, 2013 [4 favorites]

Maybe I am dumb, but all I see is a handful of postcards with scribbles on them?
posted by cjorgensen at 9:13 AM on July 2, 2013

I'm not surprised that the cards are censored. Rather, I'm surprised the censorship is so very half-assed.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:18 AM on July 2, 2013 [3 favorites]

"Satar, Satar, Satar! You got my good pen? The thick British one? Atif took it?! Third pen this week; damn his kids and their ugly cave drawings. Fuck it, I'll lazily stamp over this filth instead like a peasant... Oooh, Macy's had a fabulous sale 30 years ago."

Egypt, please learn from Iran. Actually, don't.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:18 AM on July 2, 2013 [2 favorites]

That is some half assed censorship.
posted by Daddy-O at 9:58 AM on July 2, 2013

In the first one... is it possible that the man had a tattoo? Would that be pen-worthy?
posted by maryr at 10:07 AM on July 2, 2013

You got my good pen?

You got my pen!

Sorry, your post made me envision this with an Egyptian beureaucrat running after a cab in Cairo traffic.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:34 AM on July 2, 2013

The Egyptian post office is kind of infamous for casually stealing or destroying whatever passes through their hands. I sent a piece of art to Cairo once and when it finally arrived weeks later, someone at the post office had simply removed the piece from its tube, torn it in half, and shoved it back in again. Why are these all in pen? Because if you send any pens through the Egyptian post, they'll just be stolen, and now I guess we know what they need them for.
posted by 1adam12 at 12:02 PM on July 2, 2013 [2 favorites]

Apparently sharpies are not available in Egypt.

I had a friend in the mid 90's that bought a t-shirt from Sin Fein, shipped from the UK to the US. The package was ripped open then re-taped shut, the propaganda that it contained (fliers for the cause) were missing, but his T-shirt was still there.
posted by el io at 5:18 PM on July 2, 2013

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