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On Election Night 2008 in Seattle, Renee received a random celebratory text from a stranger. She saved that text for four years, until last night
posted by litlnemo
on Nov 7, 2012 -
Richard Sullivan has posted the 16mm color footage
his father shot of the "spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender" on Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki on August 14th, 1945.
posted by zzazazz
on Feb 11, 2011 -
Looking for a reason to celebrate today, or just a reason to skip out on your obligations? You could look through Religious seasonal days of celebration and holy days
, check if today is covered by Holiday for Every Day
yet, or keep things simple and rely on a Calendar of the Saints
like the Catholic feast days
or Greek Saints Days from the Orthodox Ministry Access Calendar
. If you like to be more traditional, you could go with the Medievalist's On-line Calendar of Saints
, which only lists people recognized as saints in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Or, if you feel lucky, check for special Google logos
(designed by Dennis Hwang
). For instance, today is the first day of Spring
, and the 40th anniversary
of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
posted by filthy light thief
on Mar 20, 2009 -
People took to the streets to celebrate Obama's victory in New York
, San Francisco
, New Brunswick
, Los Angeles
, Santa Cruz
, and Washinton, D.C. [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet
on Nov 5, 2008 -
Frozen Dead Guy Days
. Thousands of waving spectators line the streets of Nederland, Colo. (pop. 1,394), as a parade filled with skeletons, helmeted Vikings, pompadoured Elvises and antique hearses makes its way down First Street to mark the beginning of Frozen Dead Guy Days—a celebration that’s part Mardi Gras, part county fair, and all tongue-in-cheek.
The 2008 celebration
will be held March 7-9.
posted by amyms
on Feb 23, 2008 -
Bored with that same old business meeting? Why not try a dinner in the sky
? But if it's a view you're after, you could probably take a few of your clients here
for the same price. (flash & sound alert; film clip on main site is slow to load)
posted by madamjujujive
on Aug 15, 2006 -
The Memory Hole: doctored photo?
'On 9 April 2003, the front page of the London Evening Standard (circulation: 400,000) contained a blurry image supposedly showing a throng of Iraqis in Baghdad celebrating the toppling of Saddam Hussein. What we are really looking at is an incredibly ham-fisted attempt at photo manipulation. ' Opinions?
posted by plep
on May 5, 2003 -
The Queen's Golden Jubilee in the UK
- did anyone see it? If you were in the UK, it's likely you would have seen at least some of the amazing celebrations of the Royal Family - four days of partying, including a huge pop/rock concert
with loads of famous names, a classical concert
, pomp and pagentry in a 4 ton gold chariot
and a huge carnival
drew 14 million TV viewers a night, and millions more went to see the royal knees-up, knocking the royal critics for six
. Even Ozzy Osbourne sang a number, bless him. The final royal flypast rounded off the most amazing scenes I've ever seen. Brits - does this show of affection make your bosom swell with pride? Others - are you jealous, or thankful you weren't there?
posted by wibbler
on Jun 5, 2002 -
No real surprise, but let me guess: starting tomorrow, we'll see itemized lists in newspapers of every single country's reaction and where they stood. Pundits will go on television and describe just which countries you should hate the most. Is it just me or is the media really getting out of control on this?
posted by ed
on Sep 12, 2001 -