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The Berners Street Hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London, in 1810.[1][2] Hook had made a bet with his friend,Samuel Beazley, that he could transform any house in London into the most talked-about address in a week, which he achieved by sending out thousands of letters in the name of Mrs Tottenham, who lived at 54 Berners Street, requesting deliveries, visitors, and assistance.[3]

Make no mistake—this does appear to have been a rather neurotic marriage. But why do we always assume that neurosis must be defeated, transcended, escaped? John Lennon learned not merely to make do with his compulsions but to make something fairly miraculous out of them. The marriage itself, first of all—neurotic, but also, as we used to say, liberated, with male and female roles confounded, not just reversed. Very few matriarchs get to run a $150 million counting house unless it is bequeathed to them, and stay-at-home fathers who can afford live-in help rarely attend to parenting with John’s care and intense devotion. But anyone who believes Yoko “dominated” her husband should located David Sheff’s superb Playboy interview, in which Lennon both credits Yoko with saving his life and finds it difficult to let her get a paragraph in edgewise. And anyone who wants to dismiss Yoko—with her astrology, her peace-is-here-if-you-want-it—as a paramystical crackpot should find me somebody else who can manage fortune like she was playing chess, learn to sing rock and roll, and make a genius happy all at the same time. This marriage was a saga of authotherapy with few parallels in our obsessively psychodramatic culture. It was also a great romance.
Robert Christgau, from his brilliant review of the album Double Fantasy, written in January 1981, just weeks after Lennon’s murder.
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jesslane:

Wes Anderson/Charlie Brown Mash-Up Prints for Sale in LA!
If you are in Los Angeles, I have a few PHYSICAL copies of my prints for sale! ON SALE. Super cheap fire-sale prices. Everything in the photo is what I have for sale.
Framed 9”X20” - $20 (originally $50)Framed 8”X10” - $15 (originally $30)Unframed 8”X10” - $10 (originally $20)
Contact me at notjesslane *AT* gmail.com if you want to buy them!
If you want to see the images close up go to my Society 6 Store.If you are NOT in LA and want to buy prints go to my Society 6 Store.
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jesslane:

Wes Anderson/Charlie Brown Mash-Up Prints for Sale in LA!

If you are in Los Angeles, I have a few PHYSICAL copies of my prints for sale! ON SALE. Super cheap fire-sale prices. Everything in the photo is what I have for sale.

Framed 9”X20” - $20 (originally $50)
Framed 8”X10” - $15 (originally $30)
Unframed 8”X10” - $10 (originally $20)

Contact me at notjesslane *AT* gmail.com if you want to buy them!

If you want to see the images close up go to my Society 6 Store.
If you are NOT in LA and want to buy prints go to my Society 6 Store.

Please reblog!!

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robotriley:

VACATION   JASON   BEGINS

In 2011, I performed as Vacation Jason in front of the cast of The Chris Gethard Show for the first time.

This is that video.

Very fun to watch this. I started watching and couldn’t look away.

We had all agreed to not laugh but then couldn’t help ourselves. This was so much fun. Vacation Jason was also a hit everytime he hit the stages on this tour. In Austin, Vacation Jason had I think two curtain calls. Riley was way beyond out of material and ended up just doing Inspectah Dek’s best verses from Wu-Tang songs, which drove the audience into ecstasy. I was DJ Board Shorts for this trip before Riley wisely upgraded that role to Phil Jackson.

"I’ve been to Japan. It’s an island." was such a great joke!

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6th of October City[note 1] is a city in Giza Governorate, a satellite town and part of the urban area of CairoEgypt, 32 km (20 miles) outside the city itself.[1] It has a population ranging between some 185,000 in the city to an estimated 500,000 inhabitants in the wider area.[2] 6th of October City was the capital of the now defunct 6th of October Governorate. A new city in the desert,[3] it also hosts Egyptian students and students from the Gulf and Palestinian territories, who study at its private universities.

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At last we can reveal the slipcase artwork for our two-volume complete collection of witzend, coming this Summer. Occupying the fertile but seldom-trod ground between the undergrounds and the “overground” mainstream (sometimes called “groundlevel comics”), witzend was created in 1966 by Wallace Wood and ran for 13 issues over nearly two decades, providing a forum for unfettered expression by creators used to toiling under commercial restrictions — in other words, a place for Wood and his friends to let their freak flags fly. And oh, what a list of friends he had. We’ll get into that later… in the meantime, see how many of them you can identify in this dazzling design! (Presale is pending — there’s a Gordian Knot we’re still untangling.)

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Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Báthory Erzsébet in HungarianAlžbeta Bátoriová in Slovak; 8 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was acountess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the “Blood Countess”, though the precise number of victims is debated. “