Who doesn’t love George Washington? Nobody, that’s who. And who doesn’t love “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” the famous painting that captures a pivotal moment in the Revolutionary War? Plenty of folks, apparently. And this disliking of Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s 1851 masterpiece has apparently been going on for a long time.
I happen to love the ginormous (12′ by 21′) thing, but as this fascinating video from the Metropolitan Museum of Art shows, it’s not to everyone’s taste. In fact, at one point the painting came to be seen as a “huge embarassment” to the museum and was put into storage.
I’m happy to report that these days George and his men are right where they belong, hanging on the wall for all to see…and criticize.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
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My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.