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Date: Sun, 11 Dec 1994 05:55:32 GMT
From: pburgess@netcom.com (Phillip Burgess)
Subject: Re: "Voice of James Earl Jones" stickers

I wrote:

>I'd really like to get ahold of a roll of these stickers...

But of course, that's not gonna happen. I did the next best thing and laser-printed a decent facimile onto Post-It(tm) paper (maybe even better for shenning, since it's non-destructive). I fit a dozen on the page, cut them out, and took some with me today while Christmas shopping. I wasn't having much luck (with the stickers OR the shopping). I tried one on a bus, adjacent to some emergency exit instructions. Big yawn. Found a newly- installed street crossing button that didn't have a sign attached yet (just a flat plate above the button), so I stuck one there and that was almost but not quite funny. There were many opportunities at the mall, but sticking these onto products that someone is trying to sell could result in disappointed or angry customers ("I hooked up this fancy electronic coffee pot and it did NOT have the voice of James Earl Jones!"). I was just about ready to give up when I figured out The Right Thing To Do. Working very hard to refrain from giggling halfway across the mall, I found my way to the back of the pet store, where there's a large terrarium containing a "store pet" in the form of a fairly massive iguana. There's some text written on the glass with a permanent pen: the iguana's name, a message asking customers to refrain from tapping on the glass, and now a sticker saying that the lizard talks like James Earl Jones. I sure hope someone believes it.
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    Phillip Burgess (pburgess@netcom.com)                            >belch<