Sometimes an “S” is just an “S”
When Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, 1884, his parents decided to name him Harry, after his mother’s brother Harrison Young. But what about a middle name? Should it be Shipp, in honor of his paternal grandfather, Anderson Shipp Truman? Or should it be Solomon, in honor of his maternal grandfather, Solomon Young?
In the end, they entered his middle name as simply S, which led to a never-ending controversy about Harry S. Truman’s middle name. Read more.
Here’s President Truman behind his Oval Office desk sign - “The Buck Stops Here.”
This same thing happened with my grandfather, who mistakenly though the “E.” in his middle name was for “Estle”, but actually was just the letter by itself. And now my dad has a horrible hand-me-down middle name.
Oh hello… George and Gil on a date w/ 2 lucky ladies! @johnmulaney #krollshowS2
Caught up with the first season of Kroll Show while on vacation - definitely a new favorite.
May the fourth…and all that…
Beastie Boys on Being Stupid
“Can you think of a stupider name than the Beastie Boys.” - Adam Yauch aka MCA
It’s Episode #4 from our new series with PBS Digital Studios
Interview by Rocci Fisch for ABC News Radio | 1985
Henri the Existential Cat waxes philosophical on the price of literary fame.
I’m on day 2 of vacation, with nowhere to be until noon. So of course I wake up at 6:30.
Brilliant article about Jenna Lyons and how she changed the direction of J.Crew.