Happy Friday! As we all ready for the weekend, here are a few offbeat stories with a federal angle to brighten your day:
- Angry residents of Lantana, Fla. sent a not so subtle message to Post Master General John Potter about his plans to close their local post office: 1,000 coconuts. Potter, in turn, donated the produce to the D.C. food bank Bread for the City. [h/t: DCist]
- The Smithsonian uses the photo sharing Web site Flickr to remind us of an era in photography where you couldn’t instantly share an image with thousands of your closest friends around the world without ever making a print. [h/t: NPR]
- The TSA now allows you to bring ice through security checkpoints, provided it is not partially melted. [The TSA Blog]
- Sesame Street marks its 40th anniversary on Tuesday. The stars of the PBS show are frequently federal spokesmuppets, as seen most recently in these ads raising awareness about flu prevention.