from the mail bag

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 9 02:11:48 UTC 2011

First, Canadian tourism promotion gone txting:

A flier with "specials" from the Quebec Tourism Board has a series of
pictures on one side with fake Quebec license plates that read, "BONVOYAGE",
"SOCLOSE" and OOHLALA". But the last one is on the other side along with the
list of hotel prices--"CMORE". Bonus: Cantons-de-l'Est is translated as
"Eastern Townships" (at least, there is a footnote explaining that)

A second piece of mail came from Aviva Life Insurance and Annuity Company.
The front of the envelope contains a trademarked double entendre: We are
building insurance around you.(R)

But it's the back side that is interesting (if unoriginal):

> You+Humanity=Youmanity
> A little idea with a big impact.

Go to if you want to see more.

I'm just relaying information. Get your own mileage out of it.


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