History Schmistory: April 10. Great Gatsby published.

1925. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published. A popular sequel to the far lesser known and poorly selling “The Pretty Good Gatsby” and “The Not So Bad Gatsby.”

Cool site for Disney fans!

Naturally, we’re big Disney fans at Team Marco Polo, especially any stuff that involves Walt himself. So we can highly recommend this fantastic Disney Tribute Site, which has a peek at the new Cars 2 poster, which is, incidentally, rad.

History Schmistory: April 9. Lee Surrenders to Grant.

On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Grant allows Confederate soldiers to keep their rifles, horses, and Lynyrd Skynyrd albums.

History Schmistory: April 8. Picasso dies.

1973. Artist Pablo Picasso dies at age 91. Friends and relatives experience a blue period.

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Here’s a really cool song I just discovered to help you celebrate! : ) (irony alert)

Baseball is back!

America’s greatest gift to the world : )

Enjoy Paris with the World’s Foremost Authority!

No one has great Europe advice like Rick Steves, er, Steve Ricks!

History Schmistory: April 7. First cancelled TV show.

1927. Commerce secretary Herbert Hoover is first TV guest. Good news: The first successful long-distance demonstration of television. Bad news: The show featured Herbert Hoover.

Ludicrous Latin: Di! Ecce hora! Uxor mea me necabit!

God, look at the time! My wife will kill me!

Paris in 2000 Images

Le Flâneur (music by The XX) from Luke Shepard on Vimeo.

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