As I realize that my contribution to the tally of the United States in IPYPIASM 2011 (International Put Your Poem In A Shop Month) has been woefully pathetic at best, I’ve attempted to enlist the aid of others in restoring our nation’s stature in the international community. Sure, it won’t exactly offset the fact that our government is currently passing legislation that will allow our President to indefinitely detain American citizens without charges if they’re simply suspected of terrorist activities, but a good showing in the final IPYPIASM count wouldn’t just be chump change, either.
Not that it’s a competition, mind you …
The usual reaction to my explanation of IPYPIASM to friends is something along the lines of “You do what now? In a shop? Have you been into the wood alcohol again, Dead Acorn?” Fortunately, there are exceptions, and I’m pleased as punch to be able to present the brilliant work of one such person:
A close-up of the text, which is far more helpful and realistic advice for the youth of the world than “just say no!”:
Above: How can this not be in next year’s high school health textbooks?
It’s knowing people like her that makes life