I have to admit the designs on these vintage paper-based condom envelopes are far cooler than Crown Jewels’ Prince William and Catherine Middleton condoms. ‘Nuff said.
More images after the jump…
E=mcFAAABUloussss! Who knew Einstein had such wonderful gams?!
Einstein and David Rothman, 1939
There’s actually great back-story to Albert Einstein and those open-toed sandals. The man pictured with Einstein above is David Rothman, and he was the one responsible for selling Einstein the fancy footwear back in 1939. From Chuck Rothman’s “Albert Einstein’s Long Island Summer”:
In the summer of 1939, Albert Einstein spent his summer on Nassau Point, in Peconic, NY on eastern Long Island. My grandfather, David Rothman, was owner of Rothman’s Department Store in nearby Southold.
One June day, Einstein came into the store. Of course, my grandfather recognized him at once. He decided, though, to treat him just like any other customer.
“Are you looking for something in particular?” he asked
“Sundials,” Einstein said in his thick German accent.
Now, Rothman’s has always had a large variety of items—just about everything from housewares, to fishing tackle and bait, to hardware, to toys, to appliances. But no sundials. Not for sale, anyway. But…
“I do have one in my back yard,” my grandfather said.
He led Einstein—who seems a bit bewildered—to the back yard, to show him the sundial. “If you need one you can have this.”
Einstein took one look and began to laugh. He pointed to his feet. “No. Sundials.”
Sandals. Those, he had.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
(via Super Punch)
Martial Arts legend Bruce Lee takes Kung Fu to a new level of culinary skill.
After checking out and digging the work of James Blake via yesterday’s post by Niall, I’ve come to realize how popular and sorta controversial this guy actually is. For example : here’s what can only be described as an angry, but sharply brilliant defacement of Blake’s hit song The Wilhelm Scream by a You-Tuber named Cesspool Music. See, I like all the gorgeous space in the original that allows this prankster so much luxurious room to decorate but it’s a far more articulate criticism of the actual music than anything verbal could ever be. Bravo !
The original tune after the jump…
The Stones. Looking a bit rough. Actually it’s Stones Throw from Tampa,Florida.
With thanks to Matt Devine and Marc Campbell
This new tune from singer-songwriter Molly Lewis is a delight:
On YouTube, one of the highest compliments you can pay someone is telling them that you want to have their babies. This song isn’t necessarily about that.
I adore Stephen Fry, and think that our gene pool would be better with his traits running around in it.
He should at least mull it over!
Thank you Taylor Jessen!