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April 13, 2017


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I'm pretty sure I saw a bumper sticker around 1972--possibly from the Communication Workers of America?--that used the then-familiar AT&T bell logo with the text (in the standard AT&T font) "We don't care. We don't have to." This was well before AT&T was broken up into the Baby Bells, when as Lenny Bruce said the only alternative was a Dixie cup and a thread, so the logo was all that was needed for everyone to get the point,

John: That "We don't care" line -- as well as the "two Dixie cups line"-- came from a Lily Tomlin sketch on Saturday Night Live, with Tomlin playing the switchboard operator Ernestine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHgUN_95UAw

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