The thanks I get

I received an odd email the other day.

To: Webmaster


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.

I googled the email address and discovered that Lizz Winstead is very liberal.

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.

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8 Responses to The thanks I get

  1. You rascal, you. Nice block!

  2. Breda says:

    I TOLD you to just delete it.

  3. Bubblehead Les says:

    Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy, eh? She will probably use your Paperwork by playing with the typeset and use it as Proof that Barry was “Born in the U.S.A.”, as Springsteen sang. Never Trust a Liberal.

  4. mike w. says:

    So if she’s famous does that mean you’re now famous by proxy?

    You’re already infamous with VC and all….

  5. Weer'd Beard says:

    Mike, Alan Gura is WAYYY more Famous than this trollup!

    And she isn’t good enugh to hold Gotlieb’s shit! 😀

  6. Jeffrey Quick says:

    You DID give her the wrong dimensions, didn’t you?

  7. Tam says:

    I’m sorry, Alan, but that’s just a “certificate of live birth” or a “short form” birth certificate. Unless you produce one with ribbons and sealing wax and stuff, I don’t believe you’re really not secretly one o’ them moose-limb terr’ists.

  8. Kristopher says:


    She could have used her own birth certificate for her project. She wanted the dimensions because she wanted to use your’s instead of hers.

    Now you’ll need to keep an eye out for this.

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