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Summer Olympics fun! (guess the flag)

Summer Olympics fun! (guess the flag)

Sports
If there's one event that affords Americans a chance to revel in both an overinflated sense of our importance in the world and a near-total ignorance of just about every other part of the globe, it's the Olympics.  And while the sight of the American flag and the sound of a canned rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" will likely be fixtures at this year's Beijing Games (we are sending nearly 600 athletes, second only to China), there are a lot of countries that are simply mathematically unlikely to bask in the glory of the medal podium. So in honor of those lesser-represented nations, here's a little game to test your knowledge of them.  The flags here are of countries sending fewer than 50 athletes to this year's Olympics.  Answers are at the bottom (no cheating!)... A) B)
Send me a postcard, drop me a line…

Send me a postcard, drop me a line…

Ephemera
The postcard has become a lost art; a quaint relic of the past. Oh sure, you can still find quantities of them in those spinning metal racks in any airport gift shop. But who really uses them for their intended purpose anymore? Quick – how much postage does it take to send a postcard in the US? Exactly. I came across these postcards at an antiques show a few years ago. Sure, I like to look at all the nice antique furniture and jewelry. And the old books and china are nice. But postcards are where you can really get a glimpse into the past. And since they’re not old letters, you don’t feel like you’re prying. Of course, I like old postcards for more esoteric reasons. I love looking at the cars, the architecture, the outfits and even the old fonts and signs. So many people use the word