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(When On Earth)   The world's most boring postcards. "This is French Lick Sandstone"   (whenonearth.net ) divider line 62
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2014-05-30 09:26:58 AM  
This appeals to me as a former postcard collector.

I focused on ones that featured pre-Photoshop exaggerated and oversized things like livestock and/or corn or created creatures like rabbits with antlers I can appreciate this sort of dedication to the mundane.

I also focused on used ones.  Postcard writing tends to be incredibly formulaic no matter what era they are from.

Dear Whomever,

We are in this other place. Today we did this.  Tomorrow we will do that.  It is either really hot or really cold here.  Miss you and/or wish you were here.

Some form of closure,

John
 
2014-05-30 09:31:44 AM  
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"Wish we weren't here!"
 
2014-05-30 09:51:59 AM  
heh.  French lick.
 
2014-05-30 10:49:51 AM  
/lookit that giant.......hairs.
 
2014-05-30 10:50:23 AM  
This sandstone might have been blessed by the touch of Larry Bird!
 
2014-05-30 10:50:45 AM  
cdn9.liquidtelevision.com

Dear Mum...
 
2014-05-30 10:51:17 AM  
whenonearth.net

Did NOT make it onto the Moonraker.
 
2014-05-30 10:53:18 AM  
covers.box.sk
 
2014-05-30 10:53:59 AM  
The guy in a wife beater, proudly pointing out his '76 Maverick to the mail man?  Classic!


brap: This appeals to me as a former postcard collector.


As a two-year participant of postcrossing.com, I'll have to look through my collection.  I'm sure I have several that would rival these.
 
2014-05-30 10:55:18 AM  
zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-30 10:55:33 AM  
"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."

RIP, JImmy Buffet.
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2014-05-30 10:57:31 AM  
The most handsome man in French Lick.

redsarmy.com
 
2014-05-30 10:58:22 AM  
I bought this book about 10 years ago as a Christmas present for a friend, so I'm getting a kick...

/he thoroughly enjoyed it
//CSB
 
2014-05-30 10:58:48 AM  
OK.....I'm officially frightened......


historymaniacmegan.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-30 10:59:49 AM  
img.fark.net

Cut loose like a deuce...
 
2014-05-30 11:00:29 AM  
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2014-05-30 11:00:38 AM  

Mad Scientist: The guy in a wife beater, proudly pointing out his '76 Maverick to the mail man?  Classic!



Isn't that mailman Isaac from Love Boat?
 
2014-05-30 11:02:28 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
The wifebeater is a nice choice of wardrobe.
 
2014-05-30 11:03:12 AM  
I actually really dig this.  At one point America did appreciate modern design.
 
2014-05-30 11:03:45 AM  
I have enjoyed summers at motels like these.

Ooh!!  A diving board!!
whenonearth.net

Big time liability there, buster.
 
2014-05-30 11:05:57 AM  
Maverick!
 
2014-05-30 11:06:25 AM  
I found those oddly fascinating.
 
2014-05-30 11:06:45 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-30 11:06:49 AM  
i164.photobucket.com

Oh Schatzie, look!  I see a defector!  Oh... he didn't make it.
 
2014-05-30 11:06:53 AM  

DarnoKonrad: I actually really dig this.  At one point America did appreciate modern design.


"Yeah, well, the future ain't what it used to be"

RIP, Yogi Berra
 
2014-05-30 11:07:32 AM  
My grandmother had a lime green Maverick like this. First car I ever wrecked.

onlineredlineguide.com
 
2014-05-30 11:07:51 AM  

brap: or wish you were here.


I send this post card with just that message on it

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-30 11:10:02 AM  
W......T......F......?!?!?!?!

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2014-05-30 11:12:58 AM  

loki see loki do: My grandmother had a lime green Maverick like this. First car I ever wrecked.

[onlineredlineguide.com image 534x263]


Total threadjack here but...finest car Ford ever made.  My first wheels.  '74 2-door, red, 302 V8, lovingly massaged by my master mechanic father.  Not much on top end (thank you wimpy C4 transformer), but unbelievably quick stoplight to stoplight.  The sheer amount of abuse that thing took before finally giving up.  Sigh.   I will have another.

/back to regularly scheduled thread
 
2014-05-30 11:19:13 AM  
Nothing To See Here:

Wow, your Fark handle goes perfect with that postcard.
 
2014-05-30 11:20:46 AM  
whenonearth.net

So that's what I-65 looked like with no potholes
 
2014-05-30 11:23:03 AM  

TheDirtyNacho: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x614]
The wifebeater is a nice choice of wardrobe.


Check out the mustache.  He's Italian.  They've been wearing wifebeaters since the 17th century.
 
2014-05-30 11:23:41 AM  
I stumbled on a pack of real photo post cards of different city parks in Ft. Wayne Indiana. They were all mailed between 1906 and the early 1920s. I paid $4 for 22 cards, put them on eBay at $1 each, and, much to my surprise, watched the bidding war begin. $340 later it was one if my best eBay scores ever.
 
2014-05-30 11:25:38 AM  

JeffKochosky: [cdn9.liquidtelevision.com image 640x360]

Dear Mum...


Psychogram!

Loved those bits.
 
2014-05-30 11:30:58 AM  
Once upon a time all these things were shiny, new, and WONDERFUL.
 
2014-05-30 11:31:42 AM  

Salmon: [whenonearth.net image 690x486]

Did NOT make it onto the Moonraker.


I see that as "WTF?" rather than boring.
 
2014-05-30 11:33:13 AM  

Mad Scientist: [img.fark.net image 850x1257]


Before I scrolled all the way down on that one, I wondered, "What does 'Falling Down' have to do with this thread?"
 
2014-05-30 11:43:24 AM  

MooseBayou: I have enjoyed summers at motels like these.

Ooh!!  A diving board!!
[whenonearth.net image 690x452]

Big time liability there, buster.


It's Fayetteville, NC, so consider it an assisted suicide device.
 
2014-05-30 11:43:57 AM  

MooseBayou: I have enjoyed summers at motels like these.

Ooh!!  A diving board!!
[whenonearth.net image 690x452]

Big time liability there, buster.


"Fayetteville" being misspelled is a nice bonus.
 
2014-05-30 11:45:58 AM  

TheDirtyNacho: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x614]
The wifebeater is a nice choice of wardrobe.


Pretty sure that is Bubba Smith AKA Officer Hightower in this pic.
 
2014-05-30 11:46:33 AM  

DarnoKonrad: I actually really dig this.  At one point America did appreciate modern design.


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2014-05-30 11:49:03 AM  

Goatwhore: TheDirtyNacho: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x614]
The wifebeater is a nice choice of wardrobe.

Pretty sure that is Bubba Smith AKA Officer Hightower in this pic.



My first thought was "Yeah, I hit her officer, look at that scratch she put on my car!"
 
2014-05-30 11:52:20 AM  

freetomato: DarnoKonrad: I actually really dig this.  At one point America did appreciate modern design.

[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 640x404]


We used to fly in supersonic airplanes.
 
2014-05-30 11:53:10 AM  
 
2014-05-30 12:01:28 PM  
Their Town Motto? "More Exciting Than Terre Haute, IN!"
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-30 12:03:28 PM  
static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-05-30 12:08:43 PM  
When I first moved here I saw a postcard like this with "Oxnard at night" on the back. My brother, rightfully, said it would only be true as a scratch and sniff. 'Ahhhh, the smell of fertilizer and fog in the morning, smells like... Oxnard.'
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2014-05-30 12:09:31 PM  

bniath: xanadian: heh.  French lick.

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/big-bone-lick/


bniath: xanadian: heh.  French lick.

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/big-bone-lick/


It's within a stone's throw of the Creationism Museum : /
 
2014-05-30 01:08:53 PM  
Seriously, I have seen postcards that make those look like postcards from Hell or Paradise.

It seems that every podunk motel or restaurant has to have a postcard, that every village that can only be told apart from the surrounding villages with a sextant or a GPS device, and every roadside stop has to have a postcard.

I like the one from picturesque Indiana. It looks like somebody is intentionally pulling your leg. The label "typical hospital room" makes another post card. And the artificial and stilled posing of the car ad post card is sooooo kitschy.

I assume the people reclining on chaises-longues portraits a health resort for people with tuberculosis in 1950s Bulgaria or something. It is actually interesting. It tells a story although an obscure and bizarres story by modern standards.

The one with the clearly labelled hotel has its charms. One, it is very practical. You'd never know there was a hotel there if they didn't point it out. It reminds me of a Monty Python link. It's funny. It's no wonder a lot of people love to collect post cards. They're like a comic book of kitsch and camp that you can put together one page at a time. Sure it puts a minor Jewish writer or stand up comedian out of work, but it's more fun if you do it yourself.
 
2014-05-30 01:15:16 PM  

freetomato: DarnoKonrad: I actually really dig this.  At one point America did appreciate modern design.

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The hotel's been razed, but they're talking about reopening the restaurant as a live music venue.
 
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