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7Best (Churchill & Bulldogs. 3/7)

The image of a bulldog became cemented with Churchill through: cartoonists’ allusions of the time with politicians as dogs; with John Bull the personification of Britain with his butcher’s bulldog; and a book. This 1942 London cartoon of August 26 portrays … Continue reading

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7Best (Churchill & Bulldogs. 2/7)

As mentioned yesterday -(7Best (Churchill & Bulldogs. 1/7)- wartime cartoonist Sidney Strube -working off other cartoonists- may have popularised the association of Winston Churchill with the British Bulldog. During the General Strike of 1926, Stanley Baldwin was portrayed as John Bull whereas Ramsay MacDonald, … Continue reading

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7Best (Churchill & Bulldogs. 1/7)

  As followers of coNZervative know, I am interested in Churchill and like bulldogs, having had several. Winston Churchill is of course idiomatically associated with the British Bulldog, so this week, a series of posts on the nature and origin of this association. It … Continue reading

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7 Best (Celebrities Then & Now. 5/7)

Julia Roberts in 1989 and 2013.

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7 Best (Celebrities Then & Now. 3/7)

1990, 1999: Michelle Pfeiffer

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7Best (Dogs. 6/7)

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7Best (Unusual Beaches. 3/7)

The lights on this beach in the Maldives are caused by microscopic bioluminescent phytoplankton, which give off light when they are agitated by the surf.  

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7Best (Isis Cartoons. 5/7)

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7Best (Isis Cartoons. 1/7)

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7Best (Horrors Right Here. 2/2)

As a history buff, I like the overlay of these historical photographs at exactly the same location.  If only modern people knew what was right there, just 70 years ago. Hat tip Mike.

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