How is a reptile part of the fish family?
“Alligator OK to eat on Lenten Fridays, archbishop clarifies”
List of Marvel Characters, Ranked by Importance. Circa 1973.
How can you say Uatu the Watcher is not important? Oh, Stan.
The good ol’ days when Marvel threw its hopes behind Dracula and Doc Savage.
From Charles Dickens’ letter to his sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth on the deplorable state of his friends’ mustaches.
The next thing you will be interested in hearing of, is the progress of the emulative mustaches of the two other members of the triumvirate [Dickens was traveling Italy with his friends, author Wilkie Collins and painter Augustus Egg]. They are more distressing, more comic, more sparse and meager, more straggling, wandering, wiry, stubbly, formless - more given to wandering into strange places and sprouting up noses and dribbling under chins - than anything in that nature ever produced, as I believe, since the flood. Collins has taken to wiping his…at dinner; and Eggs are not near his nose, but begin at the corners of his mouth, like those of the Witches in Macbeth. I have suffered so much from the contemplation of these terrific objects…that this morning…I seized my best razor, and, as a great example, shaved off the whole of the Newgate fringe under my chin! The mustache remains, and now looks enormous; but the beard I have sacrificed as a dread warning to competitors - which I am bound to add does not produce the least effect; they merely observing with complacency that “it looks much better so”.
It’s easy to throw around the superlatives when referencing Jackie Robinson. He was a tremendous athlete and had stoic endurance. Above all else he was courageous.
In 1947 when Jackie ran onto Ebbets Field he was doing so under the smothering weight of an entire nation. Jackie was one of the few individuals that could see the big picture and nobody would bully him out of his civil rights.
Jackie Robinson is a national treasure.
Overflowing with brilliance, this stunning letterhead was used in 1935 to promote the release of The Bride of Frankenstein. Click hither for a much larger version. A letter typed on a sheet of this stationery is up for auction next month (March) at Heritage Auctions.