Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Boy’s Life Magazine November 1927 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

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Excerpt from L.K. Smith’s short story:

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In the early years of this country’s formation, Thanksgiving was celebrated intermittently as a time of a bountiful harvest, an insurance policy against winter starvation, and thanks were given to God. It wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Have a great Holiday, and I hope that the children and grandchildren still fight over the wishbone.  –Bunk

[Previous posts about Thanksgiving here.]

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918 – Armistice Day

Friday, 11 November 2016

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A suspension of hostilities was agreed to in 1918, yet it was not the end of The Great War. Appeasement without enforcement of sanctions led to unimaginable atrocities a few short years later.

May we never make that mistake again.

 

 

 

 

 

Bunk’s Grumpkin

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

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20 minutes start to finish, no template. I was going for a Samoan Luche Libre kinda vibe. In the sun it looks like The Donald, but that wasn’t the intent.

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We had a total of three trick-or-treaters. One was a little yappy dog. The other two were adult women begging for candy, and one of them thought jogging pants and a sweatshirt and carrying a little yappy dog counts as a costume. The other one was wearing crow feathers. Her outfit was awesome, and she’s completely nuts.

Then The Missus got HER knives out.

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These were good, orange bell peppers stuffed with rice, corn and black bean farts. I love Halloween.

¡Para El Día de los Muertos!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

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[Imagen original encontrada aquí.]

Last Minute Costume Ideas: Hep Cat & Gypsy

Monday, 31 October 2016

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[Found here. Hep Cat here. More Halloweeniness here.]

The .GIF Friday Post No. 458 – Marvel Costumes, Oktoberfest & The Addams Family

Friday, 28 October 2016

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[Oktoberfest costumes found here, via here; the Superheroes & The Addams Family in here.]

Halloween Demon Duckies

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

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THIS is how you get 8 year old boys to take a bath.

[Images found here; related posts here and here. Oh, and also here.]

Make Halloween Great Again

Thursday, 13 October 2016

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Now THAT’s a TRUMPKIN.

“Don’t open the door, Honey. It’s that damn Narwhal kid again.”

Thursday, 13 October 2016

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[Found here.]

Happy Columbo Day!

Monday, 10 October 2016

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The feat was both amazing and dangerous, especially given the limited technology of the time. The world was much larger than anyone had previously imagined, and relatively little had been recorded by seagoing cartographers. Much of what they compiled was inaccurate, but they were not completely in the dark.

They had the Martellus Map of 1489 [pictured above].

Cristoforo Colombo changed all that, and for that he should be remembered. He had big cojones, as did every sailor who joined him on his voyages into the unknown. I doubt that his financial supporters (including Queen Isabella of Spain) expected him to ever return from the first exploration, but he did, and he made several round-trip voyages after that, relying on seasonal trade winds.

Here’s to one of the greatest explorers in history.


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