Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Lost Postcard Rescue Department





Not long ago, people around the country began receiving unusual postcards. Each had been written by a friend or family member of the recipient. The only problem? Many of the people who'd penned the notes had been dead for decades.

A little detective work determined that the cards had not been sent from beyond the grave. Instead, each had been mailed decades earlier, only to be lost by the postal service. When they finally arrived at their destination, they were enclosed in a plain envelope that bore a one-line return address: The Lost Postcard Rescue Department.

But here's the kicker. According to the US Postal Service, there's no such thing as The Lost Postcard Rescue Department. Not only that, but in the intervening years, several of the recipients' names and addresses had changed.

Who is behind the mysterious LPRD? I have only one theory . . .




(The first person to figure this out gets a free t-shirt.)

26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

a trumpet

7:15 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Darn!!
D: Ummm...
a hint, please?
Is it in anyway related to the books??

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree wif anonymous1 its a trumpet.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Actually, it's a post horn. A muted post horn, to be exact. And it is from a book, but not Kiki Strike. It's the symbol of a particular organization. But which one? (This is a hard one, folks.)

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

It's the Tristero's horn from The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon. So I'm guessing you think it's the Tristero? A secret society from the book above?

8:37 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

hmmm... I thought it looked like a cannon.

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

I'll thank Thomas Pynchon for this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurn_und_Taxis

Thurn and Taxis - the first folks to deliver the mail. (And apparently still dedicated if they are running down lost postcards.)

Colleen aka Chasing Ray

8:48 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

"Pynchon created the "muted post horn" as a symbol for the secret "Trystero" society in The Crying of Lot 49."

8:48 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

Ok, I looked on wikipedia, but here it is: underground mail service known as "The Tristero" or "Trystero,". It's from the book "the crying of lot 49" by Thomas Pynchon.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Boy you guys are good! But it looks as if Raph was the first person with the right answer!!! Congrats, Raph! I'll be in touch.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Ahhh, no fair!! What book is that??!
Lol. Good job, though, guys!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

-.-' I have no clue what that is... Congrats Raph! I thought it was a hammer and a rubber bouncy ball, so I was like "o.e What in the world is that?!?"

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Hooray!!
Thank god I'm a good researcher. :) That book sounds amazing...

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Raph said...

By the way, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. So much.
I've been really sick with sinusitis lately, and this really made my day. (: Thanks, Kirsten. You, Ananka and everyone else never fail to put a smile on my face.

4:55 AM  
Blogger SAMEANANYMOUS said...

anaka: omg have you read the hichhikers gied to the galecksy iys the only serese able to compare to yours

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky Raph.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Spring said...

Congrats Raph! Is the "greetings from the shadow city" drawing meant to be a postcard? It's great!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

How on earth did you research a picture?

11:04 AM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

Good job Raph!

I have wanted to read the hitchhikers guide to the glaxy!

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Conspiracy theories rock! xD
Maybe it's the aliens. THey do that sort of thing a lot.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Thanks so much Spring, IM and Anonymous! ^^

Jin Ai: I didn't research the picture. xD I kind of researched what the picture was.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I wish I got that one. I so wanted a free shirt! Oh, and I hope you feel better, Raph.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really want a free shirt it is my brithday in a few days can I have one?

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its a plunger

6:13 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

cool! i love stuff like that. oh, and i have no idea. it looks like a neon light, if you ask me. a blue one, to be xact.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

key hole? i don't know...

7:21 PM  

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