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Guinastasia 09-26-2002 07:39 PM

What does this graffitti mean?
 
"Save Russian Jews! Collect valuable prizes!"

I read it in a Stephen King novel, but someone here once said they saw it somewhere. What does it mean?

KneadToKnow 09-26-2002 07:43 PM

Replace "Russian Jews" with "Green Stamps" or "box tops" ... it's a simple set-em-up-knock-'em-down joke along the lines of "Christmas comes but once a year ... aren't you glad you aren't Christmas?"

Hope this helps.

ZombiesAteMyBrain 09-26-2002 07:47 PM

Re: What does this graffitti mean?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Guinastasia
"Save Russian Jews! Collect valuable prizes!"

I read it in a Stephen King novel, but someone here once said they saw it somewhere. What does it mean?

Beats me!!!! Unless it means "Save" as in "SAVE GREEN STAMPS"

samclem 09-26-2002 07:58 PM

Thought up by the same wit who suggested that "Jesus saves. Moses invests!"

And what are the odds of the first two answers to your question both using "green stamps" as an example? Fascinating!

KneadToKnow 09-26-2002 08:05 PM

The odds are bigger than you think. I almost used the "Jesus saves" example you used, sam.

ZombiesAteMyBrain 09-26-2002 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by samclem
Thought up by the same wit who suggested that "Jesus saves. Moses invests!"

And what are the odds of the first two answers to your question both using "green stamps" as an example? Fascinating!

Maybe we share the same Brain Cell:smack:

postcards 09-26-2002 10:13 PM

Save the Whales! Trade them with your friends!

It's a joke. You know, haha?

Achernar 09-26-2002 10:28 PM

My favorite is:
 
FREE NELSON MANDELA
with every purchase

Celyn 09-26-2002 10:46 PM

Save trees! Eat a beaver!

oliversarmy 09-26-2002 10:50 PM

It probably made more sense back in the '70s in the context in which I saw it in way back then:

Save SOVIET Jews! Win Valuable Prizes!

Martiju 09-27-2002 08:11 AM

Jesus saves - Pele scores on the rebound!

(soccer joke - for all you US-types out there!)

Martiju 09-27-2002 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by samclem
Thought up by the same wit who suggested that "Jesus saves. Moses invests!"


Jesus saves - Pele scores on the rebound!

(soccer joke - for all you US-types out there!)

Zappo 09-27-2002 10:18 AM

Naaah, I like:

FREE TIBET
With the purchase of a Tibet of equal or greater value

GSV Consolation of Dreams 09-27-2002 10:25 AM

something like:

Love the Earth!!!
Fuck a tree

tanstaafl 09-27-2002 10:46 AM

Save the Rainforests...
Collect the whole set!

Exapno Mapcase 09-27-2002 11:21 AM

Free the Indianapolis 500!

The Hamster King 09-27-2002 12:36 PM

Free Motorola Pager!


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