I received an odd email the other day.
Hey Alan. I am working on an art project and have been trying to get actual dimensions of the birth certificate you posted. Can you let me know. Thanks.
When the Obama Birth Certificate thing got big back in 2008, I posted a copy of mine because I was born in Hawaii about the same time Obama might have been and people were wondering what a birth certificate from Hawaii might look like. It’s become one of my most visited posts for some reason.
But just to make sure it was the person I thought it was I replied:
Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show?
And she sent back:
The very same one!
I am making wrapping paper of Obama’s Birth Certificate and need to measure it out for the printer so the sheets don’t cut it off. I can’t find dimensions anywhere! So I technically don’t nee the dimensions of YOUR BC but that of a Hawaiian one.
If you wouldn’t mind.
Well, how about that. I had a chuckle at the thought of a liberal photoshopping up another Obama birth certificate. Wonder how you can make wrapping paper out of something that seems to not exist? But anyway, I’m a nice guy so I gave her what she asked for. And a little extra.
My copy is 6 1/4 inches wide and 5 1/8 inches tall.
Please don’t use the photo of my birth certificate for any commercial purposes. I don’t mind it being used within fair use but I reserve all copyrights.
It’s been two days. I don’t think I’m getting a thank you.
So polite until they get what they want from you.