The Sign of Three

A friend recently sent me this postcard from Germany:

Zeiten ändern sich

The phrase at the top means “times are changing.”

My friend’s comments:

The age of anarchy is over. Remember all that anarchy back in ’91? Phew! Crazy times. Now we know where it’s @. … This was a free postcard, and in no way do I vouch for the product/service advertised.

In addition to the silliness about 1991 being the heyday of anarchism (though, come to think of it, 1991 was the year I became an anarchist, so I guess it was the age of anarchy for me; I think I got onto the internet before 2011, though), there’s the implied silliness of thinking of these three symbols as competing rather than complementary. (In fact the third is often used online as a way of representing the second.)

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2 Responses to The Sign of Three

  1. da99 August 3, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    So he loves you like a friend, but disagrees w/ most of your political and economic views?

    • Roderick August 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

      I have many friends who disagree with most of my political and economic views. But this isn’t one of them. Reread the note.

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