FOUND Magazine, and the books it inspired, are exactly what they sound like, except more glorious and way more voyeuristic. Fans send in context-free notes, letters and photos created by strangers and discovered in classrooms, on street corners and spaces in between -- and our fair state fares swimmingly in the strangeness department. Below, we've collected a list of the ten best Colorado finds on FOUND's website.
As you read through the list, curated by FOUND creators Davy and Peter Rothbart, know this: The brothers are heading to Denver on October 24 to discuss a new book of personal essays, a new album and, of course, a new issue of FOUND. How many Colorado discoveries will make the cut?
It's the stationery, borrowed from a Keebler elf during his lunch break at the cookie factory, that really speaks sincerity. The author is clearly beside hims(elf). Number 9:
The only negative aspect of this amazing photo is that by November 1966, this baby was already cooler than I will ever become in my entire life. Page down to see more strange Colorado items found in FOUND Magazine. Number 8:
Note that this statement somehow cost $16. (And it's called "general studies." Look into it.) Number 7:
If only all communication were this direct. For the sake of this young writer, we hope the scribbled response was "Ditto." Page down to see more strange Colorado items found in FOUND Magazine. Number 6:
Maybe she's celebrating Festivus? Number 5:
Do what the author says, Limpy. (Also, invest in a name change.) Page down to see more strange Colorado items found in FOUND Magazine. Number 4:
Discovered in a classroom at the University of Colorado's Colorado Springs campus, this note later provided the fodder for a groundbreaking test case in psychological and acid refluxical history. Number 3:
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the pelvic floor is the "group of muscles that form a sling or hammock across the opening of a woman's pelvis." According to this note, it's the cure of all neuroses. But what happens if you develop a neurosis after looking up the term "pelvic floor"? Page down to see more strange Colorado items found in FOUND Magazine. Number 2:
The man or woman who crafted this earnest plea lives in Denver and resists the draw of Craigslist personals. Good heart, even better note. Number 1:
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This Durango resident's plan is genius, and none of it could possibly backfire.
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