I have, occasionally taken notes strange things I’ve come across. Like funny names. You’d be amazed what the people working in the State Department (or those sending letters to them) are called! I’d share, but then I’d have to relocate the note card I wrote them on (a frequent problem, I can assure you)… A note card I did find, though, included a very random observation I did one day: “Kuwait used to employ the Indian currency [rupee], but decided to replace it with dinars in 1961.” Yes, not particularly interesting considering I’m writing about American peace initiatives in the Arab-Israeli conflict. But what a neat little factoid, nevertheless!
Another interesting picture is an ad from a Spanish language newspaper. This ad was definitely not why the clip had been included in the archive, but it was what caught my eye. Now, I don’t speak any Spanish, but I have a weird feeling this ad is promoting “spank-proof nylon stockings”. Anyone willing or able to contradict me?
As I left the archive for the very last time yesterday, I couldn’t help but feel a little sentimental. It’s been tiresome work, but knowing me I will probably miss it on some level anyway.
(ALSØ WIK: Roy, whose real name I for the longest time thought was either Fredrick or Cedric, turns out to actually be called Charles. I just thought I should finish in style with the randomnest information piece of them all…)
(ALSØ ALSØ WIK: I am sorry to have to do this, guys, but I have not been able to keep up the giraffability of this blog, and it really needs to increase or I might have to change the name to "The Squirrelability of Digressions" [and that just doesn't have the same ring to it]... Thus...