Monthly Archives: April 2008

Retail Dealer in Opium, Coca Leaves, etc.

Retail Dealer in Opium, Coca Leaves, etc.

Currently being auctioned on eBay, this 'special tax stamp' from 1951-52. Previously on P&F:US Marijuana Tax Stamps 

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Guess where those Tibetan Freedom flags are made…

Guess where those Tibetan Freedom flags are made…

Oh the humanity! From the BBC:  Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, media reports say. The factory in Guangdong had been completing overseas orders for the flag of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Workers said they thought they were just making colourful flags and did not realise their meaning. But then(…)

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Pink Floyd’s flying pig at Coachella 2008 endorses Obama

Pink Floyd’s flying pig at Coachella 2008 endorses Obama

From AP:  Roger Waters brought Coachella to a close with an epic two-set performance that included playing all of "Dark Side of the Moon" and unleashing a giant inflated pig into the night sky. But Waters' biggest prop was an inflatable pig the size of a school bus that emerged while he played a version(…)

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Coca Cola sponsorship as flashpoint for Tibet — both ways

Coca Cola sponsorship as flashpoint for Tibet — both ways

*Real* guerilla advertising: Large banner unfurled on Coke billboard China's torch has arrived in Australia amid protests in Sydney and Canberra. Four tibet activists were arrested after unfurling a large banner on a prominent Coke billboard in Kings Cross protesting Coke's sponsorship of China's tainted torch relay. Link to SFT  But when this Coca Cola(…)

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Al Jaffee’s fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the present, in interactive form

Al Jaffee’s fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the present, in interactive form

Link to NYT interactive

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Merseyside town considers changing its name due to graffiti

Merseyside town considers changing its name due to graffiti

From the BBC: Residents living in a graffiti-plagued village on Merseyside are being asked to consider changing its name to tackle vandals who alter signs in the village. Lunt, which dates back to Medieval times, has been repeatedly targeted by vandals who change the "L" to a "C". However, the proposal to change the name(…)

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Bus Shelter AMPM Ad goes awry

Bus Shelter AMPM Ad goes awry

From AdFreak: People in Chicago must be starving after the long, cold winter there, as they have ravaged this bus-shelter ad from ampm convenience stores to retrieve the snacks inside. Ogilvy put the ad up with the idea of slowly taking the snacks away over a four-week period, to reveal the tagline, “Too much good(…)

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Martin Luther King remembered

Martin Luther King remembered

Crowds have gathered in the US city of Memphis, Tennessee, to mark 40 years since the assassination of legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King. The commemorations focus on the former Lorraine Motel, now a civil rights museum, where he was shot dead aged 39. Link

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Most American Ex-Presidents get airports, libraries named after them…

Most American Ex-Presidents get airports, libraries named after them…

Not George Bush, San Francisco is proposing naming a sewage plant after him! "Looking to honor the forty-third President of the United States of America, George W. Bush, the recently formed Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is looking to change the name of the Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Facility. It seems the group would like(…)

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