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Postal Snits-tem

Posted by Dirck on 13 September, 2013

Rather sad item on the news last night, which once again posits DOOOOOM for the national postal system.  The various solutions for the problem all appear to boil down to “fling a bunch of letter-carriers out of their jobs,” and that doesn’t really seem like a solution as much as a putting the problem on someone else’s doorstep.  The mystery of how all post offices are always busy (without, I hasten to point out, evident malingering behind the counter) yet unprofitable is also unaddressed, and I fight an urge to point at the nation’s current political masters as the obvious source of woe, because I can’t quite connect the dots.

To avoid falling to despair, today’s film is a looking back to a brighter time for the posts, courtesy of the U.S. Postal System:

Ah, the undeniable yet ininspiring educational narrator of yesteryear!  For those who missed it when I linked to it a LONG time ago, let me repeat my words on an earlier British version of the same thing:

I find it a worthwhile study in effort for the benefit of others, as well as a touching reminder of the Great Regional Accents of the British Isles.  Night Mail is divided into three portions, I assume because of the short attention span of YouTube itself.  It’s worth looking at the credits, as I think followers of the arts will recognize a couple of names.

Today’s pen: Hero 100
Today’s ink: Herbin Lis de Thé


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