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Mapplethorpe

It’s a pornography store. I was buying pornography. — Homer, “Mr. Plow” Greetings, friends. How I have missed you. In compensation for my prolonged absence, today’s post will be virtually devoid of educational content and devoted instead to the human … Continue reading

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The Saigon Evacuation

I’m impressed you were able to write so legibly on your own butt. — Lisa, “Bart vs. Australia” This iconic photograph was taken on April 29, 1975, one day before the North Vietnamese captured the city of Saigon and put … Continue reading

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The Falling Solider

The memory of a million drop stitches flows in your veins. — Marge, “Bart’s Dog Gets An F” Robert Capa, Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, 1936. Despite a string of allegations that the photographer faked this impressively-timed photograph … Continue reading

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Dukakis And The Tank

Oh, get off your soapbox, Simpson! Do you realize how much it costs to run for office? More than any honest man could afford! — Mr. Burns, “Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish” (Apologies for … Continue reading

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Hot Shot Eastbound

That’s what you get for not hailing to the chimp! — Homer, “Dumbbell Indemnity” O. Winston Link (American, 1914-2001). Hot Shot Eastbound, August 2, 1956, Iaeger, West Virginia, 1956. Cool photo. Check out this New York Times infographic highlighting how … Continue reading

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