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    Filed at 3:22 am under by dcobranchi

    The NYT waxes nostalgic for old-time, small town post offices. But, this line led(e) to the title of this post:

    In much of back-road America, the presence of a post office is a benign symbol of the larger web of governance…

    Yep. A money-losing government monopoly known for poor service. Sounds like the g-schools.

    EASY BONUS: Where does the title of this post come from? No fair Googling it, either. Hint: The title of the previous post may point you in the right direction.

    2 Responses to “SHUT THEM DOWN! SHUT THEM ALL DOWN!”

    Comment by
    July 23rd, 2003
    at 3:40 pm

    With the hint, I’d have to say the quote is Luke Skywalker telling C3PO and R2D2 to turn off all the garbage squeezers (including the one containing Luke, Leia, and Han).

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    July 24th, 2003
    at 5:44 am

    Close enough. It was C3P0 telling R2D2 to shut down the trash compactors.