Ever since the first Free Sticker Week ended back in February '07, I've been sending out WTF Stickers (and, now mini-buttons) to anyone that mailed me a SASE or a small souvenir. More recently, I've been sending out the coveted TDWTF Mugs for truly awesome souvenirs. Nothing specific; per the instructions page, "anything will do." Well, here goes anything, yet again! (previous: Salmiak Attack).


I've been reluctant to do another Souvenir Potpourri lately, especially after receiving those toxic goods last time. However, I have been slowly making my way through those Finnish treats, and have even gotten a few (now former) friends to try it. Of course, that wasn't good enough for you Finns; you just had to send more.

"We noticed that you are still missing some salmiack products," writes Mikko & Aki (Finland), "so we managed to gather envelopes of Finnish goodness for you. There is no white flag, keep firing!"

They added, "the apteekkarin variety are Pharmacist's salmiak drops, and are relatively hard to find since you can only purchase these from pharmacies in Finland. That's right. We sell salmiack in pharmacies."

Stay tuned to Salmiyuck!. I will make my way through it all, even if it kills me. Which, it probably will.

 

Thankfully, at least one of you has taken notice of my plight. Pavel Dvořák (Czech Republic) sent this wonderful assortment of Studentská. And let me say, it's incredible. You Czechs really know how to make chocolate.

I'm sure we've all had peanuts and chocolate, and raisins and chocolate, but the Studentská adds in a third element — jellies — which make the whole candy epic. And I'm not just saying that because I've been eating so much Salmiack. Though, I'm sure that's a factor.

 

Cooper (Kitchener, Ontario), a reader and proprietor of the now-defunct TheButtonStore.com sent a bunch of 1" mini-buttons. I'll be ordering a bunch more (which, may look different than the ones pictured), and if you want one... same rule applies: SASE or a souvenir.

 

"Unfortunately," wrote Gary Krone (Pleasant Prairie, WI), "there are still OS/2 systems out there today. I recently went back to work for a company i worked for 10 years ago, and will be replacing about a dozen OS/2 system around the country in the next few years. To commemorate, enjoy some old disks I dug up."

 

S Bakula (Denver, CO) sent a bunch of random stuff, including a bunch of your zippers. "Ever wonder where those zipper thingies on your luggage disappear to when you fly?" he wrote," it gets eaten by a belt loader!" Actually, one of them looks awfully familiar...

 

Our friends at SoftLayer (a long-time TDWTF sponsor) sent us this T-shirt from their 2010 world tour.

 

Max Wegner (Mainz, Germany) sent some souvenirs from Germany, including the "Testen Sie Mal..." cassette tape from the 70's used to test your stereo (phase test, slide frequency test, loss test, etc); a phone card from Deutsche Telekom; instructions for an o2 prepaid card; the consolation sports badge from the Bundesjugendspiele, an intramural sports competition; and finally, a piece of bubble gum that's really chewy and tastes really bad.

 

I think this souvenir from Allie Crane (Bonner Springs, KS) speaks for itself.

 

"Want to watch everything on YouTube simultaneously? Download all files from BitTorrent? Host a high-volume private server?" writes Robert Brooks (Dallas, TX), "no problem! Because the Smokey Bear Motel in Captnan, NM gives you a Wifi Excess Code!"

 

For those who neglect to realize that the second S in SASE stands for Stamped or Souvenired, you can thank Jamyn Shanley (Houston, TX) for contributing a bunch of stamps.

 

Steven Lubars (Newton, MA) traded this WheresBillyMays.com sticker for a TDWTF sticker.

 

Marc Nause (Germany) sent a mini-button of his own: his band's logo.

 

Robert Brooks (Dallas, TX) writes, "here's the wristband I received for access to Live Band Karaoke at The Loft, Dallas."

 


Don't forget to snail-mail in your own souvenirs for some TDWTF stickers or button. Ultra-awesome souvenirs (like, say, steak) could even get you a TDWTF mug.