That THIMK! sign has tickled advertisers, who have thumk up a whole deck of ironic placards. Doc Bromyde, our druggist, showed me his stunning collection, from a supplier who keeps pharmaceuticals moving on the spoof.
Delighted to help you out—there’s the door.
I would like to compliment you on your work—when will you start?
Whistling home with my aspirin, I passed the illuminated board in front of the Gospel Tabernacle. In bold moveable letters was the message: Welcome, Friend. Sing and Smile and Pay. I stopped whistling, walked up on the lawn to investigate. An “r” was in the bottom of the sign case.
That was reassuring, but it set me to thimking. Sooner or later ecclesiastical thimkagrams will be on us. Remember the sign on the Third Street Church? A pedestrian is a married man with two cars and a teen-age daughter. That admirable bit of kerygma had been chosen by the sexton from a mimeographed treasury of gems kept with the alphabets for the sign board.
Since it was next to last on his list, there is a man who will go across the board with thimkagrams before the imk is dry on the first release he gets.
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. That one has been popularized in sacred song and has a future as long as its past.
After much thought, I am pleased to announce a THIMK contest. No entry may be longer than ten words. Address them to THIMK, Eutychus! care of this magazine. The winners will receive a plaster plaque with the legend, “I thought!” Remember, Sharing pays, when you own the shares! Your contributions will raise the level of the abysmal. The losers will render even greater service toward killing this whole thing off.
And perhaps someone will think of a better source of bulletin board barbs. ...1
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