Thursday, May 7, 2009


I just needed something to get the taste of Cheney off my palate, and this guy has always cheered me up. This was a postcard announcing new delivery times from Posten (the Post Office). But there's something so ineffably Swedish about the picture, even though the brevbärare, himself, is obviously not native - that too is part of the modern Sverige, along with the pavement pattern, the apricot stucco above the granite fascia, his wonderful, purpose-built bike, and the style combination of rolled-up cargo pants plus tattoo. But most of all, it's the smile - so Swedish!

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