Thursday, April 23, 2015

Throw Up Thursday

I'd argue New York's Andrew Cuomo is worse than any of the GOP governors.

I expect Democrats to be better, and when they aren't I KNOW they're fakers.

Teachers have always got to be careful about speaking out, let alone demonstrate or strike, because they can be very easily fired.

Obituary: Betty Willis, 91, has died. She is the person credited with the design of the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" sign in the late 1950s.

The sign originated from an effort by a group of casino owners and civic leaders to erect a roadside "Welcome" sign, as numerous cities had done in the postwar era. But this was Las Vegas, so there could be nothing ordinary about it. Willis was working as a designer for Western Neon in Las Vegas, which got the commission.

"We thought the town was fabulous, so we added the word," Willis told the New York Times in 2005.

Each painted capital letter in "Welcome" across the top was outlined in neon and backed by white circles meant to depict silver dollars. Around the perimeter of the sign are yellow bulbs that flash and move in a chasing sequence.

"Everything you could flash or spin, we did it," Willis said in the Times interview.


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