Today makes five whole years I’ve been with @jujubean__ and I’m almost certain she still likes me. The girl deserves an award!
Miners with knee pads in West Virginia, March 1938.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic
A caricature of Europe right before WWI. For a full explanation of the imagery for each country, click on the image.
On this day in 1957, U.S. Customs agents seized 520 copies of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl on the grounds of obscenity. The judge was a Sunday school teacher who’d just sentenced 5 shoplifters to a screening of The Ten Commandments! But he ruled in favor of the poem.
When Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets died in 1990, Disney released this picture of Mickey consoling Kermit the Frog.
He smiled understandingly—much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced—or seemed to face—the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself.
Nick Carraway said it best.