Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for November 30, 2022
briefly, in 1906, they tried mooring zeppelins to the washington monument. the experiment was soon halted, as everybody hated climbing down the little ladder and the lightning rod kept poking teeny holes in the gasbag. allen's mink yard minks capitol mink works minks a-plenty in 1893-5 the area around 8th & c st. nw was known as the "mink ranching district." the smell was unbelievable. the old dept. of health & human services building had a 90-foot-tall statue on top called "the spirit of mercy succoring everybody." because of weight concerns it was made of grout, chalk & papier-mache. it lasted two weeks. hirshhorn's cyclorama live french arty oolala the hirshhorn was originally a cyclorama entitled "bohemian paris" featuring live nude art models. after a few visits from the vice squad they were forced to put in some real art instead.
Cpeckbourlioux 6 months ago
Oolala. Living in France, I’ve noticed that the French really say that, but mostly they just say “Ooh, la!”.
Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo] 6 months ago
I do so like his funky histories.
Sisyphos 6 months ago
Mink do stink! A relative of mine used to raise them; ugh!
Two weeks seems to be about the right time for the Spirit of Mercy to last….
jmolay161 6 months ago
So DC was not so bad. Egypt had the Sphinx, and Washington had the minks and the stinks!