I’m getting married in November. I will require a suit. Hmmm…
The Greatest Picture Ever finally gets some more context, with the story of the lion itself. This is kind of my new obsession. And there’s a new pic, even!
Honestly, this may even add some insight into just why the Swedish taxidermist made his project such a freakshow. Compare the above with the flag of Sweden’s neighbors, Finland, during that period:
Obviously, the available source material was…subpar. Still doesn’t explain the lazy eye, though.
Bonus: He has friends!
The original Star Wars trilogy was on TV today. Which makes for a great chance to observe Harrison Ford’s most nuanced, layered moment on-screen ever.
Is it just me? Or is there something really compelling about trying and failing so epically?
Story goes that, in 1731, King Frederick I of Sweden received a lion skin as a gift from the Bey of Algiers. The taxidermist tasked with mounting it had never seen a lion in real life, and only had a vague idea of what one was supposed to look like.
But, man. He tried. Boy howdy did he try.