Lizzie Mae and Red Jacket answer questions about Thanksgiving. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard since Azie started the series. The looks Lizzie and Red Jacket give each other are freaking priceless!
BURNT CORN SOUP!!!!!
Mary Fields, or Stagecoach Mary (c. 1832-1914)
Mary Fields was the first Black American woman to work for the US Postal Service. She started her almost ten-year tenure with the USPS at the age of 60 when she proved to be the fastest applicant to be able hitch a team of 6 horses, and was so reliable she was given the nickname “Stagecoach.” When she couldn’t make use of her horse team due to snowfall, she would deliver the mail on snowshoe and carry the bags on her shoulders.
Mary cut an impressive and somewhat romantic figure: she was 6 feet tall, roughly 200 pounds, and armed with both a .38 pistol she carried under her apron and a jug of whiskey to chase away the chill of cold Montana weather. She was a crack shot and smoked cigars, flummoxing the locals who didn’t know what to make of her. Despite this reception, her heart was big: before her stint as Stagecoach Mary, she tried her hand at running a restaurant. The restaurant eventually folded when she would feed anyone, regardless of whether or not they could pay for the food.
Artist - Jean Discart
The Moors continue to be underrepresented in discourse and learning both in and outside the West. Their contributions to civilisation are numerous and should be understood and appreciated.
Beautiful. Also an excellent drawing resource.
Some old words are nearly obsolete, but we still recognize them because they were lucky enough to get stuck in set phrases that have lasted across the centuries. Here are 12 lucky words that survived by getting fossilized in idioms.
This cheeky motherfucker is Voltaire, who was basically responsible for inciting the French Revolution. He was an essayist, satirist, scientist, philosopher, playwrite, playboy, and all around BAMF. He was famous for hosting bitchin’ philosophy parties and for living with a married woman and her husband, and advocating for free speech, religion, and press. He wrote his entire life, including from the Bastille (he was arrested three time and exiled at least five) and lived to be 83.
Seth Tara has shot an inspiring series for the History Channel entitled, “Know Where You Stand.” The set depicts modern people revisiting historic landmarks, with a black and white layer from the past.
Your Digital Flapper Dictionary
- Terms and Useful Phrases
- That’s bullshit! - Thats all wet!
- I’ve got a shitty date - I’ve got a flat tire
- Don’t be stupid - Don’t be sill
- Move your ass! - Get a wiggle!
- A car you had sex in - Struggle Buggy
- Wasted - Spifflicated (from the words spiffy and intoxicated)
- That Hobo on the corner - That Palooka over there
- Now you’ve got it! - Now you’re on the trolly!
- A Gangsta’s bitch - A Moll
- A slut - A Hotsy Totsy
- I’m Engaged! - I’m Handcuffed
- Beer - Giggle Water
- Legs - Gams
- Boobs - Ninny Pies
- Rich Person - an egg
- The Commen Jerk - A Drugstore Cowboy
- Don’t be a shit head! - Don’t take any wooden nickels!
- That’s fucking awesome! - That’s the Bee’s knees!
- Honey, I said NO - Bank’s Closed, hon
- Holy Shit! - Hot Socks!
- That’s Great! - That’s the Cat’s Pajamas!
- Classy - Swanky
- I need to get wasted - I need to see a man about a dog
- A woman’s Cigarette - A freedom Torch
- That girl is HOT SHIT - That dames got IT
My Homage to an era (the Roaring Twenties) that had no end of wonderful slang, you can add some of your favorites to the list, lets see just how big this Hay Burner (a large object) can get!
The Ghosts of World War II by Sergey Larenkov
Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.
This is very haunting….as it should be, the Ghosts of WWII.