It's Ship To Be A Square

ship ship! hooray!

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ridesabike:

Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.      
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)

ridesabike:

Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.      

NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)

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19th Century Clients from Hell

clientsfromhell:

Charles Babbage received funds from the English Treasury between 1823 to 1842 to build his engine. Today, we would know that engine to be more akin to a mechanical computer.

Babbage recorded his interactions with two members of parliament. It went as follows:

On two…

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whitepajamas:

They say that a perfect satirist is indistinguishable from the people that they are satirising, but even so I think Australian political satirists have gone too far. The last one I saw had actually joined the Liberal party and described Tony Abbott as “dignified” and “compassionate”. 

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ladiesagainsthumanity:

I didn’t read this article and have no particular opinions about yoga, but I *really* appreciated this quote:
“Exercise is boring. It can make you feel great or it can give you shin splints. But it never makes you interesting.”

ladiesagainsthumanity:

I didn’t read this article and have no particular opinions about yoga, but I *really* appreciated this quote:

Exercise is boring. It can make you feel great or it can give you shin splints. But it never makes you interesting.”

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"I spent like 10 years of my life pretending to fly around on a broomstick and you’re asking me if preparing for a love scene was ‘tricky’ because the other person also had a penis?"

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