This is the best surprise audio post I’ve ever seen/heard.
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY
The egg made me so confused and then the SONG STARTED PLAYING AND EVERYTHING MADE SENSE AND NOTHING HURT
okay instant happiness
I DON’T UNDERSTAND
Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.
Graphics by Chris Ritter
Was “I think I can” the great-grandmother of “lean in?” Some readers see the plucky locomotive as a parable about working women, but some versions of the story feature a male protagonist instead.
Image: Platt & Munk, Penguin Young Readers Group
Maud Lewis and her house.