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Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear!

A trio of vintage Fire Prevention PSAs on his 70th Birthday:

Smokey Bear Fire Prevention Public Service Announcements (PSA), 1971 - 1985

From the series: Forest Service Public Information Films and Public Service Announcements, 1945 - 1995

Everyone’s favorite ursine fire prevention advocate, Smokey Bear, made his debut appearance in this Forest Service poster on August 9, 1944.

Did you know?  Just like his colleague Woodsy Owl, Smokey has a Public Law (P.L. 82-359) protecting him. Congress passed the law in 1952 to prevent Smokey from being used to sell commercial products. It was believed that this would dilute Smokey’s forest fire prevention message. Their strategy seems to have worked. Wildfire prevention is one of the most successful campaigns that the Ad Council has ever produced.


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nowyoukno:

Now You Know more Black History Facts. (Source)

If you don’t know…

Black excellence on 100

 (x) because people should know this

I thought everyone knew Carver and Wheatley

Yeah, Carver and Wheatley were defs in my textbooks as a kid. Another cool fact tied to that - there were slaves in the American South who handled mail in the nineteenth century (as early as 1802 from what I’ve read). Like the above person mentioned, this was also at a time when people doubted the literacy of slaves - one must have been literate in order to transport mail - you gotta know where it’s going. Eventually, just barely post-Reconstruction, there were even black postmasters, among them James W. Mason, Charles W. Ringgold, or Mrs. Anna M. Dumas.

Sorry for the history rant. I know this because the Postal Museum has an upcoming exhibition about African American history and its intersections with postal history, and I am a nerd, so I read up on it. http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/2_upcoming.html 


My summer of CSN continues. This is one of my absolute favorite songs ever. I am always impressed with how CSN(Y) seem to sing like one unit.

(Source: Spotify)


One of my former roommates and I would yell this around the house as “I PICK THINGS UP AND I PUT THEM DOWN.” Now that I’m trying to get in shape for my wedding, I find myself laughing at the phrase while at the gym. I guess if it works, it works.

One of my former roommates and I would yell this around the house as “I PICK THINGS UP AND I PUT THEM DOWN.” Now that I’m trying to get in shape for my wedding, I find myself laughing at the phrase while at the gym. I guess if it works, it works.


Really missing France and its delicacies. But mostly I just worked out and the devil inside me is craving something from a patisserie. I’ll just stare at this instead. View Larger

Really missing France and its delicacies. But mostly I just worked out and the devil inside me is craving something from a patisserie. I’ll just stare at this instead.