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Thursday

Liberty's equal opportunity wavers are unwavering



Lady Liberty seems to be everywhere these days. Maybe you’ve seen her, waving eagerly from sidewalks across the United States.

Liberty Tax, as they are wont to do each year for tax season, has hired wavers to beckon motorists to visit their offices for assistance with income tax filings. They call their green-clad and spike-crowned mascot Libby, referring to the Statue of Liberty, our nation's famous statuesque figure towering over New York’s Staten Island.

Yes, I’ve seen Lady Liberty all over the place, from Tampa to Tomahawk. Only she’s no lady. At least, not where I’ve seen her. And she won’t stand still, either.

Look closer.

Lots of those Libbies oughta be called Larry, Louie, Leroy, or Lenny.

(Yeah, I picked out a few pictures, instead of leaning out the car window to snap ‘em myself. What do you think I am, a statue-stalker?)

OK, I’m all for equal opportunity employment and all that.

But I nearly went off the road with a couple of these surprise sightings. And these lovely lady we are all so happy to see on our IRS refund checks, if we are lucky enough to receive them.

(Gee, maybe that's truth in advertising, after all.)

What’s more, a few of the Lady Liberty look-alikes I’ve seen have tried to flag down drivers, but they’re not waving Old Glory – just paper placards.

Do I need to sign a waiver to call off the Liberty wavers? And where’s David Copperfield when we need him?
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Liberty Tax Wavers – screenshots – fair use
Lady Liberty on US Treasure Check
US Government Photo - public domain


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Wednesday

Valentine’s Day: Freaky 14 Countdown #14 – Tin Hats for All



It’s Valentine’s Day. Grab a tin hat!

What is this, an alien invasion?

This crackpot urchin looks like a hybrid of the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz and a Lost Boy from Peter Pan. But the way he’s looking up from under his tin pot cap, he seems as if he may be expecting an extra-terrestial invasion.

Did E.T. phone back?

Can anyone explain what all that has to do with Valentine’s Day?

Nah, don’t bother.

But Happy Valentine’s Day anyway.

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Vintage Valentine
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Valentine’s Day: Freaky 14 Countdown #13 – Strike a Match



How many romantic idealists hope to find the perfect match on Valentine’s Day – or just in time for February 14?

This Valentine is not exactly the perfect match.

In fact, it practically Pyromania. Who wants to share February 14 with a firebug? A

Yeah, this one’s supposed to be heartwarming, but it hardly strikes a spark for safety-minded folks.

Gotta say it. I’d be a little heated, if my kid brought this one home. Who wants kids to think matches are fun (or more intriguing than youngsters already find them)? Firestarters are already fascinating enough to many youngsters.

Have a warm-hearted Valentine’s Day, but please put down the matches. And grab that fire extinguisher, please.
 
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Vintage Valentine
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Sunday

Valentine’s Day: Freaky 14 Countdown #12 - Fork It Over



Here’s a Valentine folks can sink their teeth into … or not.

Fork over your heart”? Seriously?

Can you say, “cannibalism”?

If someone tries handing out this rather threatening vintage Valentine, be sure to tell them to Freak Out and fork off.

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Valentine’s Day: Freaky 14 Countdown #11 – Loaded with Love



Who wants a Valentine that’s armed and dangerous?

The masked marauder on this card looks like a cartoonish villain from an old Batman or Superman TV rerun. Except scarier. He looks like he’s headed for a Valentine’s Day massacre.

Not funny at all.

And do we even want to know what he’s wielding in his left hand? Is that a policeman's night stick, or what? (Don't answer that.)

Yep. This card is clearly supposed to be funny, but the gun-pun has got to go.

Skip the gun, and go for the red roses, buddy.

Better yet, skip the hold-up, and pick up a dozen long-stemmed truffle roses instead. Yeah, that's the ticket.

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