Feb. 3, 1954: Though Mr. Chuckles, a spotted cat native to Central and South America known as a margay, was terrifying to 2-year-old William J. Clarke III — to clarify, he is the one in the cage — at the Empire Cat Club’s Annual Championship Show at the Hotel Belmont Plaza, it was the shorthair Ginger, “an unimpressed individualist from the alleys,” who sent Mr. Chuckles to an “undignified retreat” behind a chair, The Times reported. Wu Oedipus, a Siamese kitten, watched the scene from inside the brandy snifter he had gotten stuck in. Photo: Ernie Sisto/The New York Times
July 28, 1978: A water main break in Bushwick, Brooklyn, rendered Decatur Street “a scene of contrasts.” A 48-inch pipe had burst at about 4:25 a.m., sending millions of gallons into the street, “shot up through the asphalt like a geyser.” Children played while residents fretted about the damage — and the delayed response. “Bushwick is a forgotten place,” The Times quoted Anne Norris, “but we are damn good taxpayers here.” Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
the kid sitting to my left was my bff in 1st grade. He was obsessed with Goosebumps and was really excited about getting to meet R. L Stein at a bookstore. The next day at school, he looked extremely disappointed. He was like, “he was just an old man with a giant mole” hahahaha
I don’t know why that continues to crack me up but it does.
this song is so damn catchy
Depression era: when they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, the mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out.
Always and forever my favorite fashion history fact.
Wesley Crusher finally made himself a sick teen punk vest, and he can’t wait for summer to show it off.
I can’t wait for the portraits I’m gonna take with this guy in our matching black jean vests. Paging kingsgate mall photo studio. I’m coming for ya.