Archive for ‘history’

May 12, 2019

I remember him taking home the gold….

by allthoughtswork

Didn’t think it was possible to love Greg Louganis more or respect Barbara Walters less but I was wrong.

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April 26, 2019

Clinton shaking hands with Kennedy

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Great minds think alike. Wait a minute…

 

April 15, 2019

Our Tilly ain’t aging well

by allthoughtswork

All these years and I never knew it was in such a state of disrepair, it always looks quietly majestic in my landscape photos.

It sits so far off our most popular beach that it’d take an extremely powerful scope to properly behold it in all it’s unglory, proof once again that a soft focus favors all ladies.

April 14, 2019

Don’t blow smoke up my ass

by allthoughtswork

That phrase had very real, very literal beginnings. Brits used to believe tobacco smoke, pumped into specific orifices, could revive near-drowning victims by warming the bowels.

Today, Londoners heat their colons with Vindaloo curry but the effect rarely revives anyone, it just reinvigorates their desire to die.

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April 14, 2019

Postmen got game

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1930s London postal regulations allowed wild game to be sent through the mail as long as “no liquids were likely to exude.” Ew.

April 14, 2019

Did not know this about Eartha Kitt

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April 13, 2019

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

by duncanr

I have mostly employed the category ‘arseholes’ when putting up posts regarding the man-child trump on Madhatters

on this occasion, however, that term seems most appropriately applied to Colonel Reginald Dyer of the British Army who – 100 years ago today – ordered his troops to open fire, regardless of women and children present, on a peaceful political protest meeting of Sikhs in Amritsar, which resulted in hundred of dead and wounded
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April 12, 2019

1940s boy sees television for the first time

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And their expression hasn’t changed since.

March 10, 2019

Is this sad or funny?

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March 9, 2019

…but not the measure of their character.

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