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Monday, February 02, 2004

eyes are rolling

Paul posted this on his bloggy, but since I know few people actually read his, I'm reposting it here. Just imagine me rolling my eyes while reading the entire story (sounds actually rather difficult, huh?)
Engineering geek names son version 2.0
I can't believe the mother gave in to that. Honestly, if I were the kid, I'd be pissed my parents named me in such a gimmicky way. Plus, kids get enough crap about their names anyway. This boy will be sick of explaining the story of why he's 2.0 and not "the 2nd," although I'm sure his dad will get a kick out of telling it to everyone forever.

there's this interesting reproduction of an advertisement I want to get on ebay. i'm not telling you what it is until i secure it. it's actually a buy it now, but i want to make sure i can pick it up and not pay the 6 dollars shipping and handling since the seller resides in Palo Alto. Suffice it to say for now that it is an interesting piece of history for a Chinese American. I would obviously prefer to buy the real thing vs a reproduction (I did purchase a non reproductrion trade card that is similar to this one although not quite as cool. I decided that it would be nice to collect Chinese American historical bits. I'll let you know if I get the thing or not.

actually, I just got home, and guess what arrived? My trade card of course so I took a picture (i know i should have scanned, but the camera was closer)

I plan to put it in a larger frame with historical reference facts around it.

O, and I bought the poster I was talking about earlier. The people are in palo alto, and they said to be neighborly, they wouldn't charge me shipping, but they had no retail outlet. So I payed them 3 bucks instead of 6 because they deserve some handling fees. Anyway, it is a reproduction of the 1885 advertisement for the Magic Washer.

look closely at the bottom. it says, " The Chinese must go. We have no use for them since we got this Magic Washer"
A similar print can be purchased here but notice they cut off the top and the bottom which I find are an integral part of the image. Encarta says the bottom part refer[s] to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the pervasive anti-Chinese prejudice of the time."


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