I was dicking around on the interwebs and found this video about Ziezo (in the Delmar Loop) and their quirky store displays. I thought it was pretty cool. I didnt realize it before but this boutique is really cool with how they display their merchandise. I wish they still sold guy clothing. -__-
A while back I ran into this broad who spoke with an accent. She told me she was from Australia and I went on to tell her about an artist who I was distantly familiar with who lived in Melbourne (which I pronounced MEL-BORN, like any other sensible yet ignorant American). She chuckled and corrected me saying “it’s actually pronounced ‘mel-bin’ …!”
That completely blew my mind–super offended on top of that. It’s clearly spelled: M E L B O U R N E… How do you get ‘MELBIN’ out of that!? I scrambled, I needed answers quick! Since my distant cousin Brian McKnight wasnt available for a press statement I hit my internationally-nonignorant homie for answers. He told me “She wasn’t lying. Australians actually get upset when you annunciate it ‘MEL-BORN’. ”
Wow. Mind = Blown.
… we adopted the ‘Stars and Stripes’ as our American Flag. Many have come to know that Betsy Ross “designed and/or hemmed” the First American Flag, but in all actuality this “fact” has been neither proven nor disproven. There is both supporting AND lack or evidence to say for sure.
As for the design of the flag there is a man named Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey, who went to congress to seek payment for the design of the American Flag. However his request was denied on grounds that he was already being paid to serve the public.
As for Betsy, it is known that she did have some involvement with the American Flag, and did change the flag’s star from 6point to be 5point because they were easier to sew. The Flag with the 13 stars in their circular pattern is known as THE Betsy Ross flag.
Was skimming the internets and found this post. I love the visuals, and it captures the shear atmosphere and adventure when you’re doing risky things that could get you in a lot of trouble. It’s kinda long, but I encourage everyone to check it out.
As an urban historian & photographer, I [Steve Duncan] try to peel back the layers of a city to see what’s underneath. From the tops of bridges to the depths of sewer tunnels, these explorations of the urban environment help me puzzle together the interconnected, multi-dimensional history and complexity of the great metropolises of the world.
So I was approached by a friend who needed some tee shirts done for St.Louis’ “Race for the Cure“. We went with a design that was easy to spot (being that they would be walking by people) and something that wasn’t as cliched as most ‘family reunion’ or ‘my event’ style shirts are, so I chose a boxing theme. I found the appropriate letters and added my ‘personal touch’ then–VOLIA! ▶► a little bit and the shirts are done.
Mid-way through event day I get a call. It was my client and she (more or less) said,
It took us more than 2hours to walk 2-3miles because everyone wanted to take a picture with us and our shirts. Everytime we walked by a booth someone shouted “Hey! Team Tough Titties!” The radio jockeys were loving the shirts and the name also, they were blaring our names all over the radio too! We became celebrities! People shouting everywhere we went! There were people asking about the eyelets also. Im glad you added that bit just to give them a little pizzaz!
Picture via: KSDK
Picture via: 102.5 fm
You shouldve seen me, I was bouncing off the walls for the remainder of my work shift. Thanks again guys, Im glad I got to work on this project for you. I had lots of fun working on it to! I wish I wouldve had enough sense to join you all, looks like you had a lot of fun :\ At anyrate, this was all to celebrate Mindy’s (previous) fight with breast cancer. You’re a survivor..! xoxo!
WOOT WOOT! #TeamToughTitties ….!!!!