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Thursday, April 20, 2006

US Passport for sale / Passeport US à vendre

How does one purchase a US passport for $6.95? It's actually pretty easy. We've already determined that you don't need to speak English for that. But now, you don't even need to apply for it, either! It's so easy, I got one this morning:

Comment peut-on acheter un passeport US pour 6.95 dollars? C'est facile. On a déjà vu comment il n'est pas nécéssaire de parler Anglais pour ca. Mais maintenant, il n'y a plus besoin de faire la demande non plus! D'ailleurs c'est si facile que j'ai été m'en chercher un ce matin:



It comes complete with a little US flag inside ...
On y trouve à l'intérieur un petit drapeau Americain ...

I think the flag is made of porcelain /je crois que le drapeau est en porcelaine


Cute, no? And if you look carefully underneath, you'll see that it's been made with love ... in China, much like my buddy, "Patriotic Pete," the proud flag-wearing teddy bear that a someone gave me a couple of years ago (see photograph below).

Mignon, non? Et si vous regardez bien dessous, vous verrez qu'il a été fait avec amour ... en Chine, comme mon pote "Pierre Patriote", le nounours qui porte avec fierté un pull-over fait-main qui ressemble au drapeau Americain, et que l'on m'a donné il y a quelques années (photo ci-dessous).



As you can see on the picture (hopefully), the "passport" is the perfect size for that teddy bear so I let him have it for now. What will they think of next to get our hard-earned money, I wonder?

Comme vous pouvez voir sur la photo (j'espere), le "passeport" est juste de taille pour l'ours en peluche donc je lui ai donné pour le moment. Qu'est-ce qu'ils vont bientot nous inventer pour récupérer nos sous, on se le demande?

16 Comments:

Blogger bourgogne said...

what ISN'T made in china???! your bear is very patriotic, btw. :)

1:38 AM  
Blogger kikoo said...

hello mister...
J'espère que tu as passé de Joyeuses Paques ...

Moi trankil !!! famille avec le traditionnel Gigo.

Elle super cette pict. du lapin. La mienne etait moins belle lol

Sinon je suis content que la vidéo de la Hot line fasse rire les américains...

Je te laisse et bon réveille lol

Numériquement

fred
kikoosland.com

1:55 AM  
Anonymous vilay said...

Ma femme voudrait savoir où se le procurer

2:00 AM  
Blogger DoctorDentons said...

Tomate:

Have you looked closely at the face of your bear ? Doesn't it remind you of someone we both know ? Except the bear has more hair.

3:53 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

I love both the passport and the bear (especially the buttons that he is wearing!)

Yop, all is made in China. I often check where things I buy are made, and if I stopped buying anything made in China, I would have tons of money in the bank.

5:13 AM  
Anonymous NoComment said...

It reminds me of all those morons who are driving a car made in Japan, with a patriotic sticker (proud to be American, support our country...). Don't they realize how stupid they look?

8:28 AM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Bourgogne: Thanks, wouldn't have it any other way ;-)!

Kikoo: Merci pour les nouvelles! A bientot!

Villay: J'ai trouvé ça dans un petit magasin pres de chez moi, mais je vais garder les yeux ouverts pour voir si je peux trouver ça en ligne ou en ville à des prix abordables car j'ai acheté le dernier dans le magasin. Si j'en trouve, on en reparle, OK?

En attendant j'ai vu que ceci fait main je ne sais ou , mais horriblement cher:

http://www.perfectlimoges.com/catalog/item/2561843/2051362.htm

Dr. Denton: I better not get in the middle of that one ;-)

Elisabeth: The buttons are mine but I thought they looked much better on the bear than they do on my clothes. ;-)

1:58 PM  
Blogger DoctorDentons said...

Tomate: No guts, no glory.

2:59 PM  
Blogger brigetoun said...

bel exemple d'universalisme

3:01 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I have to say Tomate, since when did you avoid a little controversy. I agree with DoctorDentons...except the real thing might not dress as well either. Ok, I'll be nice.

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Le Nerd said...

ohh il est mimi Pierre Patriote !

8:35 AM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Oh, OK, if since you guys insist...

Dr. Denton: You and I both know that 'someone we both know' wouldn't be caught dead wearing these buttons! And besides, the glasses are missing.

Hmm. I guess it's time to think of something new to write up for the blog. Ideas, anyone?

11:07 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

How about why so many French people (and Europeans) are attracted to San Francisco? Is it the weather? The open attitudes? The food? The ocean? The dungeness crab? <--oops, better watch that one, it could be controversial!

11:20 AM  
Blogger DoctorDentons said...

"He who avoids controversy leads a dull life "...DoctorDentons, 2006.

(I just wanted to make it look like an important quote !)

Michael has an idea worth exploring. I have my own ideas on the subject, one being a more cosmopolitan attitude than say mid-America or New York.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Louis la Vache said...

I see that DoctorDentons, a.k.a. The Snark Shark, a.k.a. Maytag (the agitator) is being true to form....

Ask him what his daughter had to say about his wearing a suit and tie recently.....

8:07 AM  
Blogger Louis la Vache said...

DoctorDentons - thank you for illuminating this discussion with your important quote. Self-important, that is.....

5:37 PM  

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