Please Mr. Postman look and see
August 27, 2002 7:41 AM   Subscribe

Please Mr. Postman look and see
Is there a letter in your bag for me
I been waiting a long long time
For me to hear from that nameless pal of mine.
posted by pedantic (15 comments total)
Just don't get too terribly creative.
posted by pedantic at 7:42 AM on August 27, 2002

pedantic posting
always alliterative
pedantic? never...
posted by Shane at 7:50 AM on August 27, 2002

The very funny Sarah Hepola did something similar all on her own (see the Morning News), and other bloggers (scroll down to 8/12 entry) are doing it, too. (Sarah is all postcarded out, btw, but damn she can write!) I like this trend. It's so gosh-darned friendly.
posted by onlyconnect at 8:14 AM on August 27, 2002

Doh. The Washington Post link is broken. It's all better here.
posted by pedantic at 8:20 AM on August 27, 2002

Something is afoot...MeFi is stripping the ampersand and then some out. When all else fails, tiny it. onlyconnect, thanks for those links...and reminding me of Sarah Hepola's experiment. That lass has class.
posted by pedantic at 8:23 AM on August 27, 2002

I got about a dozen F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S handmade postcards through PostcardX. That was fun.
posted by planetkyoto at 8:27 AM on August 27, 2002

That lass has class.

And this thread has poetry, kind of.
posted by Shane at 8:27 AM on August 27, 2002

Yeah, I got a bunch too. Great site.
posted by saltykmurks at 8:34 AM on August 27, 2002

Way back when, Fluxus did postal ephemera. Wired Mag does something similar, but it's not on-line. Ta!
posted by DenOfSizer at 8:49 AM on August 27, 2002

i appreciated my little anonymous wishes of goodwill that i posted them here. it was like having a new valentine's day every other week, though the small flood diminished to a trickle and now has ceased almost completely.
posted by grabbingsand at 8:59 AM on August 27, 2002

Link is definitely working now. Um, has anybody seen my rooster?
posted by onlyconnect at 9:06 AM on August 27, 2002

MeFi isn't stripping the ampersand, but that goofy high-ascii character at the end. Back up to the "Jul31" and it works fine. In fact, a lot of times these URL appendages are completely unnecessary.
posted by dhartung at 11:22 AM on August 27, 2002

And for fervent philatelists, fabulous faux postage to furbish that postcard.
posted by taz at 12:16 PM on August 27, 2002

It's a lovely idea - looking forward to seeing if it works.
posted by kevin123 at 6:14 PM on August 27, 2002

kevin123, planetkyoto and saltykmurks said they have. They received quite a few postcards, actually.
posted by pedantic at 7:30 PM on August 27, 2002

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