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Old 02-22-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
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My neighborhood homeowners' association's annual dues are voluntary. Yesterday the annual solicitation letter arrived, including the dues form and return envelope.

There was also a little card containing the predictable plea for dues, reminding us what it is possible to do with even a small number of people of like mind.

On the card we see this quotation, attributed to Edward Everett Hale: "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."

Nice, isn't it?

We also see this quotation, attributed to Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Stirring!

Finally, for the finale, we have this quote, attributed to our association's president: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt una aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua."

I imagine that 99% of those who received this card are still scratching their heads and that the rest of us suspect this card went to the printer in a bit of a rush ...

   
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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Finally, for the finale, we have this quote, attributed to our association's president: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet …
That is hilarious!

I bet there is a mortified someone in that organization right about now!

   
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That is really funny...

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Old 02-22-2006, 06:36 PM   #4
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LOL! I love it!!!

   
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Finally, for the finale, we have this quote, attributed to our association's president: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt una aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua."
Love it - takes me right back...

   
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I suspect that the volunteer responsible was really, really pissed off with the President. How many of us dealing with volunteers have had to wait, and wait for the President's column, usually needed for page 1. And when it comes, it is either two paragraphs too short, or half a page too long.

   
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And when it comes, it is either two paragraphs too short, or half a page too long.
And setting 12/24 or 6/6 was always so messy...

   
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And setting 12/24 or 6/6 was always so messy...
I have to tell you that I've really got my money's worth out of my set of Helvetica Neue Condensed...

   
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I have to tell you that I've really got my money's worth out of my set of Helvetica Neue Condensed...
Especially when cutting word-spacing and kerning it tight. Quarts will go into pint pots!

   
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6/6 can do wonders for the reception the president's message receives.

10/11: the audience tries to read and parse meaning into the buzzword bingoese. No luck. They get irritated with the prez.

6/6: give it up and go for a pint. President's stature enhanced by the warm glow of well-earned alcohol.

   
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