Goddamn 2010 Census

I’ve got to be honest – I really don’t appreciate the tone The 2010 Census is taking with me. I’ll answer my ten questions when I’m good and ready. Yeah, I know… I’ve seen the ads. My lack of participation is screwing things for all the other 39 year old white unmarried childless women out there, but I don’t even care. Just try to take away all our government funding for cat litter and box wine. I f*cking dare you! If anyone so much as thought about cutting our annual funds for retro-chic craft projects and skinny jeans that we knew were unflattering when we bought them but we bought them anyway, my people would rise up like a tsunami and level this country.

I’m *this* close to filing a restraining order against The 2010 Census. The post cards, the letters, the packets, the follow up letters, the second packet, the threats of legal action. What’s next? You gonna send Ed Begley over to my house to haul me off to jail in his solar car? Do you have any idea how many ironic folk renditions of classic pop songs we could have purchased on iTunes with the money you’re spending on postage alone? So many.

Frankly, I think this whole census thing is the reason I forgot to post the March 1960 Girl Scout calendar photo. The 2010 Census is screwing up my whole life! Laundry piling up? GODDAMN 2010 CENSUS! Taxes still due? GODDAMN 2010 CENSUS! Acid reflux? GODDAMN 2010 CENSUS! Computer crashed? GODDAMN 2010 CENSUS!

Well, I can’t let The 2010 Census ruin my life any longer. It’s time I took back control, so please accept these inspiring photos of sisters doing it for themselves as my sincerest apology. Goddamn 2010 census.

March 1960
March 1960
“The Investiture Ceremony is a high moment in a Girl Scout’s life… as she receives her official pin and repeats her Promise.”

April 1960
April 1960
“A spectacular display of poppies on this Arizona hillside makes a wonderful background for picture taking.”

7 Responses to “Goddamn 2010 Census”

  1. Don Says:

    Yeah, pose in that skirt, baby, and repeat your promise! Wait. I’m so glad I didn’t actually type that.

  2. shari Says:

    Yeah! Goddamn 2010 censors!

  3. vahid Says:

    I’m almost certain the gentleman in the cowboy hat in the bottom photo is Lindsey (I think that was his name) who obviously lived in Arizona before moving to Taos to sell you slightly used boots almost forty years after posing for this photo. He’s really come full circle.

  4. Cheryl Says:

    I was thinking about how filling out the census seems like a highly Girl Scout-esque activity–the best thing a citizen could do short of selling delicious cookies. But the Girl Scout receiving her pin has a very skeptical look on her face, reminding me that a healthy distrust of authority is what scouting is all about.

  5. rhonda Says:

    It appears the Girl Scouts only allowed white, demonic looking girls to join their sect.
    Must the the f’n 2010 CENSUS.

  6. teahouseblossom Says:

    Tee hee hee.

  7. heather Says:

    i have some vintage girlscout stuff at home that i am about to list on etsy. a really cute leather “coin holder” my mother and i think. i’d love for a real collector to have it!

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