The News from

Volume 3 Number 8




No News is Good News

Hot Thermometer! Perhaps it's a slow news month when our headline is the weather, but we've really set some records here: Highest highs and highest lows too, if that makes any sense.


Some of you, Dear Readers, may not have any difficulties with +103F weather, but here in the great Pacific Northwest, we just about reached meltdown!

Cold Thermometer!


Click the image to play "Find the Spam". Go on, try it.

What a delightful outpouring of sympathies was wrought by our article last month regarding spam. Thanks to some of your suggestions, we trimmed our spam intake from a high of 2,300+ a day to under 200. And we're still working on it. The less time we need to spend dealing with that scourge, the more time we have to spend on our dear customers. Thank you all for your help. Have some fun with the image above.


Flag of Hungary Flag of Romania

We mentioned Romania a couple of issues ago (Vol 3, No 6), but didn't touch on the region of Transylvania. This region is part of modern day Romania, but has many roots in Hungarian history as well as other surrounding cultures.

The name Transylvania roughly means "beyond the forest", and if you're interested in the origins of names, we found a very comprehensive site for you.

We even found an interesting site with some history of the name Dracula ("Son of the Dragon"). What a world!

The Olympics 2004 official logo. Remember to keep cheering on your favorite Olympics teams. They deserve your support.

The Personal Corner


A little humor goes a long way in this world and thankfully we have some pretty humorous friends. A couple of recently received items (flag related if you really stretch it) include:


The Beetle Bailey cartoon about the flag.


The song, American Patrol, sung in Finnish/Swedish.

The latter is by the Finnish comic, M. A. Numminen, and Parental Control may be suggested for Swedish speaking children.

Keep them cards and letters comin' in!

Featured item

Back by popular demand, Your smALL FLAGs store is proud to carry the US Service Banner. Please click on the image to read about this patriotic item.

8x15" Service Banner

10% discount offer/quiz

The flag of *****.

Take 10% off any purchase made during the month of August 2004 by mentioning this offer/quiz and the name of this flag.

If youre calling in your order, just mention this offer; if youre ordering online, enter the flag name in the Comments Area on the order page and well happily calculate your discount.

This offer is exclusive of any other offers and does not include Shipping and Handling charges.

Last Month's Offer/Quiz Answer:
Our last South Pacific island nation flag (for a while), last month's flag was of Kiribati (pronounced kiri-BAHS). Really. Look it up. (Incidentally, not one reader guessed this one.)


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