Last Monday, I published a post containing photos of many of my favorite quotes from Terry Pratchett's The Truth and Jingo. In it, I said that I was reading Going Postal at the time, and images would be coming when I finished. Going Postal (2004) is about the revival of the Ankh-Morpork post office, which has been closed for years, under the management of convicted con man Moist Von Lipwig. Its major themes include virtue, one's role in civilization, freedom of choice, and government institutions versus the free market.
Initially, I had over 30 photos. Some were re-takes of bad shots, but most were quotes I liked, but decided didn't really capture the philosophical cores that I wanted to post. Some would require too much explaining. Some were way too much more joke than substance. Some, the photos just weren't very good.
So I've narrowed it down to just six.
Warning: these post feature vague or thematic spoilers for "Going Postal" by Terry Pratchett.
I also made a fancy version of number 3 -- when it came up in the TV miniseries "Terry Pratchett's Going Postal" (available on Netflix) Caitlin pointed out that it would make a great poster. I think it would also work on a T-shirt.