Ludicrous Latin: Eamus navis maiore indigeret

“We’re going to need a bigger boat”

'Jaws' by Kevin Dooley, https://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/, CC BY

‘Jaws’ by Kevin Dooley, https://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/, CC BY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of sharks, anybody else excited about today?

History Schmistory: July 31. Houston, the Nina has landed.

1498: Christopher Columbus and crew arrive in Trinidad. What do they bring back? …Syphilis.
'Columbus landing at Trinidad', From Famous Voyagers and Explorers, 1893, The British Library [public domain]

‘Columbus landing at Trinidad’, From Famous Voyagers and Explorers, 1893, The British Library [public domain]

 

 

Ludicrous Latin: Duplicem Somnium Pedum

Double Dream Feet!    …never gets old 🙂

History Schmistory: July 30. “Eat it, gravity!”

1918: The first parachute jump from a perfectly good aircraft, performed with flair by Frenchmen Sarret.
Here goes nothing!  V.Leers (De prins der geillustreerde bladen) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Here goes nothing!
V.Leers (De prins der geillustreerde bladen) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: July 29. The Final Frontier…

1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower eagerly signs a federal statute that creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

To infinity and beyond!   By Bill Ingalls [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

To infinity and beyond!
By Bill Ingalls [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly, they were never able to get him back to his home planet.

Ludicrous Latin: Facio is opus

Make it work!

History Schmistory: July 28. This spud’s for you.

1586: The Potato is introduced into Britain from America. It quickly adopts a flawless British accent.

'How do you do?"

‘How do you do?”

TMP Favs: The Beatles

Paul McCartney re-releases “McCartney”

Ludicrous Latin: EGO operor non vado vultus pro perturbo. Perturbo usitas reperio mihi.

“I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.”

History Schmistory: July 27. Lend me your ears…..

1890: Vincent van Gogh shoots himself; he dies two days later. Insert ear joke here.

'Self Portrait'  Vincent van Gogh [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

‘Self Portrait’
Vincent van Gogh [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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