You Made it Weird: History’s Halloweens II

As it turns out, there’s enough weird in history for a second look at History’s Halloween. Missed the first? Check it out here.

When people ask about my Friday night plans…

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Image: Sandra Dee, ca. 1960. Getty Images

Making a Pumpkin-House a Pumpkin-Home

Image: Myrna Dell, ca. 1940. Public domain.

“You know, I feel like you just reach a point in your life where you have to buy investment pieces when you’re furnishing your pumpkin.”

My Five Year Plan

Photo: June Marlowe, ca. 1930. Public Domain

Next step: Figure out why my car is making that one noise, then take over the world.
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Motivation Monday: When Someone Says You Can’t…

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Loomis Dean, 1948. Life Magazine Photo Collection/Getty Images

We’ve all been there. Someone in your life says, “you’ll never ride a headboard bicycle! You’ll only ride normal bicycles.”

But if you work hard and believe in the power of your dreams, you will ride that headboard bicycle.

The Kevin Costner sports movie writes itself.

You Made it Weird: History’s Lessons on Life [Probably]

Life Magazine Photo Archive

This picture is either:

  • A teacher’s wicked prank trying to get to summer vacation
  • Students exhibiting a metaphor for the human condition (I’m pretty sure we’re all running around with metaphorical boxes on our heads. Honestly, it’s a pretty heavy lesson for 5th graders, but the Sixties were a dark time.)
  • Students learning about eclipses

You made it weird: History’s Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving week! That may mean different things for different people, but like always, we can trust history to be weird about it. (And not for the obvious reasons.)

Childen of the Cornucopia: “Would you prefer to be murdered before or after pie?”

What a beautiful turke-OH MY GOSH HER HANDS!

Giant hatchets and giant turkeys and women who are fine with it. Just things that are normal.

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