This “vintage” Kent State University sweatshirt briefly went on sale Sunday night at Urban Outfitters for just $129.
To the amateur fashionista, this may look like a unique take on the classic college sweatshirt. But to anyone with a cursory knowledge of American history, however, it looks more like a reference to the shooting massacre at Kent State on May 4, 1970, when four unarmed college students were killed and nine wounded by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at the university.
Relax. They do this shit on purpose. They want blogs to write about it, and for the shirt to get pulled, and for blogs to print their “apology”. It’s gonna keep on working until people shut up about it.
Anyone who has watched Deadliest Catch is familiar with Dutch Harbor, Alaska. This a sampling from the police blotter:
08/14/14 Thu 1325 Drunk Disturbance – A drunk who had been fired from his job, dropped off in Unalaska and who had subsequently missed his flight refused to leave the hotel room for which he could no longer pay. The drunk was evicted from the hotel and advised not to return to the hotel or any licensed liquor establishment.
08/15/14 Fri 0037 Assistance Rendered – The drunk, who had migrated to the airport, was found asleep in the TV room by a Ports Officer conducting a security check of the facility. The drunk was advised to leave.
08/15/14 Fri 0101 Liquor Law Violation – Shortly after leaving the airport terminal, the drunk was observed on the sidewalk in front of the terminal, drinking from a half-gallon bottle of vodka. An officer advised the drunk that such consumption in public was a violation of City ordinance.
08/15/14 Fri 0215 Trespass – An officer who noted an open pickup truck door and a person hunched over the wheel found an intoxicated man asleep in the cab of a vehicle which he neither owned nor rented. Brandon Winn, 19 yoa, was subsequently arrested for Criminal Trespass II and Minor in Possession.
08/15/14 Fri 0227 Trespass – The drunk migrated from the airport sidewalk to a vehicle, which he neither owned nor rented, in the airport parking lot, where he was subsequently found yet again by a Harbor Officer. Joel M. Brown, 35 yoa, was arrested on one count of Criminal Trespass II.
Also this one:
08/12/14 Tue 1739 Assistance Rendered – Drunken brother reported that his intoxicated sibling was attempting to fight with him. Upon arrival, the drunken brother told the responding officer that actually he wanted the officer to tell his brother to give him the TV remote and to go to bed. The officer advised he was not going to tell the sibling either of these things.
08/12/14 Tue 2038 Domestic Disturbance – Intoxicated sibling requested officer assistance because his drunken brother wouldn’t get out of his room. The intoxicated and half-naked sibling had forgotten why he called by the time police arrived, and instead complained about pain in his leg. He provided a great deal of verbal assistance to responding medics.
Francis Dashwood, 15th Baron le Despencer (December 1708 – 11 December 1781) was an English rake and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1762–1763) and founder of the Hellfire Club. Dashwood spent his youth and early manhood abroad gaining:
a European reputation for his pranks and adventures. … He roamed from court to court in search of notoriety. In Russia he masqueraded as Charles XII, and in that unsuitable character aspired to be the lover of the Tsarina Anne. In Italy his outrages on religion and morality led to his expulsion from the dominions of the Church.
In 1732 Dashwood formed a dining club called the Society of Dilettanti with around 40 charter members who had returned from the Grand Tour with a greater appreciation of classical art. In 1744 he and fellow Dilettante the Earl of Sandwich founded the short-lived Divan Club for those who had visited the Ottoman Empire to share their experiences, but this club was disbanded two years later.
According to the 1779 book Nocturnal Revels, on the Grand Tour he had visited various religious seminaries, “founded, as it were, in direct contradiction to Nature and Reason; on his return to England, [he] thought that a burlesque Institution in the name of St Francis, would mark the absurdity of such Societies; and in lieu of the austerities and abstemiousness there practised, substitute convivial gaiety, unrestrained hilarity, and social felicity”.
The first meeting of the group known facetiously as Brotherhood of St. Francis of Wycombe,Order of Knights of West Wycombe was held at Sir Francis’ family home in West Wycombe on Walpurgis Night in 1752. The initial meeting was something of a failure and the club subsequently moved their meetings to Medmenham Abbey (about 6 miles from West Wycombe) where they called themselves the Monks of Medmenham. The “monks” were called Franciscans, from Dashwood’s Christian name, and they amused themselves with obscene parodies of Franciscan rites, and with orgies of drunkenness and debauchery.Dashwood, the most profane of that blasphemous crew, acted as a sort of high priest, and used a communion cup to pour out libations to Venus and Bacchus. He had not even the excuse of comparative youth to palliate his conduct; he was approaching fifty.
On the 19 April 1763 he was summoned to Parliament as 15 baron Le Despencer,. He was now premier baron of England, and in the same year he was made Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. As Lord Le Despencer he now sank into comparative respectability and insignificance. He died at West Wycombe after a long illness on 11 December 1781, and was buried in; the mausoleum he had built there.