"Se aprovechan" is written on the front of the suitcase. This Spanish phrase translates roughly as "they take advantage [of]". It refers to an engraving of the same name by Francisco Goya, depicting victorious soldiers availing themselves of the possessions of the dead after a battle. (Note too the similarity in the way it is written on the suitcase and the bottom of the sketch).
There’s an article with a bit of interesting info about Lincoln up on The Boston Globe’s site right now.
Some really neat pictures from the ‘64 World’s Fair from The Atlantic.
(Source: The Atlantic)
So to celebrate John’s birthday today I went to my friendly neighborhood accordion store, which is called Petosa. I saw lots of PRETTY PRETTY accordions, but sadly did not see any accordion-playing Sexy Old Men to flirt with. Then I went to Sock Monster and got RAINBOW PIANO KEY KNEE-HIGH SOCKS which are um PRETTY MUCH PERFECT FOR TODAY, RIGHT? So happy.
The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was the general exhibition, Category One World’s Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century, with the most attendees to that date and 62 nations participating. It also set the single-day attendance record for a world’s fair, with 569,500 visitors on its third day.
Ok I have actually never done any Expo ‘67 research but these pictures are pretty awesome and now I want to look into it more
I was having a very Weird Al day yesterday so I’d just like to remind everyone that he has a style parody of TMBG and it’s pretty fucking awesome.
(Also let’s all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that he actually knows how to play accordion correctly, unlike SOME people.)
Latest acquisition! Matt was so kind as to give it to me. I’m going to be writing a review for his site! TMBG connection aside, it seems like he legitimately was a pretty interesting guy. Also it has pictures! Pictures besides the one we all know and love! So I’ll be scanning those too. I’m kind of unreasonably excited about this.
OMG y’all, so a couple of months ago I was over at my friend Matt’s place and I saw that he had the autobiography of William Allen White and I was like “OMG WANT” and he thought I already had it but what I actually have is a book of his letters and then today he said HE’S GONNA GIVE IT TO ME so I can review it for his website and I’M KIND OF REALLY EXCITED
So I’d heard before about this house that Earl designed in Lincoln, which is just referred to as “The Flansburgh House,” because it’s protected by a historical preservation thing, but apparently now it’s for sale! If anyone happens to have a spare MILLION DOLLARS handy. I’d forgotten they actually lived there—built in ‘63, so that means little baaaaaaby Flansy, awwwww. I WANT MY BEDROOM TO BE BABYFLANSY’S BEDROOM. (Firefox is trying to spellcheck that as “BABYLONIAN’S,” haha.)
ALSO THE GARAGE CONNECTS TO THE HOUSE VIA AN UNDERGROUND TUNNEL OMFG.. I’m sure Flans and his brother must’ve played in it all the time—how could you not?? I WANT TO PLAY IN IT AND I’M 31.
Also, it says its “deftly sited between Conant and Old Conant roads,” which presumably has something to do with Flans’s middle name, which is also interesting.I’m guessing they both have some sort of Lincoln historical significance somehow and that it wasn’t just like “OH HEY LOOK AT THIS STREET SIGN LET’S NAME OUR KID AFTER IT.”
Anyway, the house looks pretty nifty!: