Posts Tagged ‘tattoos’

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Bus-ted on tattoo Tuesday?

November 12, 2019

In the early hours of October 28, commuters witnessed an unusual sight as the rear of a Pittsburgh city bus vanished into a giant sinkhole.  There was one passenger on the bus, but no injuries.

It turns out there had been a water main leak under the street that washed out the area under the pavement.  The bus was just at the wrong place when the asphalt gave way underneath it.

The incident has led to a number of Pittsburgh wags creating bus sinkhole doughnuts, sinkhole Christmas ornaments, a bus sinkhole Halloween costume and, of course, a tattoo.

A crane was summoned and street repairs are underway.

Photos from KDKA

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What am I remembering?

November 5, 2019

Guy Fawkes Day in 2019/2020 - When, Where, Why, How is Celebrated?

Remember, remember, the fifth of November
Gunpowder treason and plot
We see no reason
Why Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot….

 

When we experienced it in London – it was more like this:

Wessex FM - News - Weymouth Big Guy Fawkes Event's back

However,

Who better to give Bonfire Night tips than Horrible ...

 

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

October 29, 2019

Although it was first patented in 1888, and again in 1938 and 1943, the first ballpoint pens were sold in the U.S. on this date in 1945.

There was some jostling to get the first ballpoint pen to market, and the winner was the Reynolds International Pen Company.  When the pen was introduced in Gimbel Bros. in New York, TIME magazine wrote,

In Manhattan’s Gimbel Bros., Inc., thousands of people all but trampled one another last week to spend $12.50 each for a new fountain pen. The pen was made by Chicago’s Reynolds International Pen Co. In full-page ads, Gimbel’s modestly hailed it as the “fantastic, atomic era, miraculous pen.” It had a tiny ball bearing instead of a point, was guaranteed to need refilling only once every two years, would write under water (handy for mermaids), on paper, cloth, plastic or blotters.

I looked for a ballpoint pen tattoo, but only found these cousins . . .

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50 Quill Tattoo Designs For Men - Feather Pen Ink Ideas

1000+ images about Ash Tattoo Ideas on Pinterest | Pen ...

your advice, please - A Fine Press

 

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What am I noting on tattoo Tuesday?

September 17, 2019

Today is Constitution Day

This is the day that in 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was approved.  Representatives from 12 state delegations approved the document and it was signed by 39 of the 42 delegates present.  The Constitution then went on to be ratified by the various states.  In 1788 ratification by New Hampshire (the 9th state to ratify) made the Constitution the law of the land.

For more information about the Constitution including some interesting quizzes to test your knowledge, click here.

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

September 3, 2019

Conceived as an idea to coverup unwanted tattoos, artist Esther Garcia creates floral tattoos on rich black backgrounds.  Beautiful, but that’s a lot of ink.

from Colossal

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What am I noting on tattoo Tuesday?

August 13, 2019

It is National Prosecco Day

From Wine Magazine:

“Some say no other beverage defines the Italian philosophy of la dolce vita, or the good life, quite like Prosecco.

It’s long been the aperitivo of choice for Italians up and down the peninsula, and it’s now the most sold sparkler in the U.S.—and for good reason: It’s refreshing, flavorful, light-bodied, (usually) dry, and features a wallet-friendly price tag.”

Cheers!

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

July 23, 2019

Break out the scoops – ice cream cones were introduced today in 1904 at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri.