Monday, March 03, 2008
Walking Around the World
Having made some funny money at the racetrack, I couldn't resist looking at ebay for old postcards. I used to be quite a collector, and still have several hundred in various closets. I almost never succumb to the collecting urge anymore. For a year or two (or three), I sold postcards on ebay, but it seemed too much like selling pencils from a cup and I stopped doing that. Not a confidence builder.
I'm not bidding on this amazing card, ($49.95 opening bid!), but I loved the story, which is told and retold in many places on the web, about a scam or true adventure in which the masked man set out to walk the world with his head in that nutzo helmet. The baby carriage is filled with postcards which the two intend to sell on their odyssey. The second man is along to keep the first man straight.