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  1. borealis
    Yesterday 03:09 AM
    borealis
    Thanks, mon ami.
  2. nostrum
    22nd July 2017 06:15 AM
    nostrum
    TTP may correct you!
  3. borealis
    22nd July 2017 03:32 AM
    borealis
    And it's so long since I read it that I forgot that the secret postal service were actually T&T's rivals. Must find and read again.
  4. borealis
    22nd July 2017 03:29 AM
    borealis
    Enjoy!
  5. nostrum
    22nd July 2017 03:27 AM
    nostrum
    just purchased, thx
  6. borealis
    22nd July 2017 02:39 AM
    borealis
    Mellowed a bit, yes.

    You should read that book, btw. I think you'd appreciate all the absurdities contained within. It's a fun read.
  7. nostrum
    22nd July 2017 02:25 AM
    nostrum
    ha ha thanks, that was less sinister than I thought it might be!

    TTP seems to have mellowed which is nice
  8. borealis
    22nd July 2017 02:21 AM
    borealis
    Thurn and Taxis (Tassis at the time) ran an efficient postal service in the 1200s in Italy. Over several centuries and several countries, they continued in the postal business until some time in the 1600s when they sold it. Descendants still alive and nobility to this day.
    In Thomas Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49, he has Thurn and Taxis running a secret postal service, their drop-off boxes identified by their distinctive muted post horn logo -



    In the book, people who use the service also use stamps that look ordinary until you spot little anomalies, like the post horn, or an extra feather. The secret post is used by all kinds of underground sorts, including, of course, the Illuminati.
  9. borealis
    17th July 2017 01:24 AM
    borealis
    yeah, me too. He's being a chef now, so maybe he had cook's temperament to begin with.
  10. nostrum
    17th July 2017 01:21 AM
    nostrum
    yay! I always liked him even though he can be tetchy

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