I made a little graphic which I posted on Facebook earlier this week, and it seems to have hit a chord with the crowd there:
Click to see larger. (For the visually impaired, it’s a yellow “caution” sign similar to those posted along roadways, except this one reads “Caution: Objects In Calendar Are Closer Than They Appear”.)
In just four days, it has already been “shared” on Facebook more than 500 times. Wow!
Several have asked for a higher-resolution copy of the image to print and post by their calendars and such. I’m fine with that, as long as it’s not altered — I have a tiny credit on the bottom which, I hope, helps “spread the word” a little about This is True. To get it, click to see the larger version, and then you can right-click to download it.
Or, Just “Share”
What does this have to do with This is True? Well, it’s obviously not weird news, but it is amusing, and at least somewhat thought-provoking. Works for me!
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Credit Where Due
Where did that one-liner idea come from? Premium subscriber Bruce in California sent me a note of thanks for last week’s issue, and in the “signature” area of his email was that pithy sentence. However, I envisioned it as a yellow “caution” sign, so I added that one word and created the sign in my graphics software and posted it. It’s a great concept on its own, but just needed that little visual element for it to really take off.
I asked Bruce where he got it. He replied: “You’re right that I didn’t think of it myself. Sadly, I have forgotten where I [originally] saw it. I’m very pleased that you liked it so much.”