Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Unwanted & Goin' Nowhere

A Nice Jewish Girl: Well. Abq Jew seldom quotes from Elle magazine (or even reads it). But today - yes, today! - will be the exception. R Eric Thomas just published a magnificently-illustrated article that begins

Every Photo of Ivanka Trump at G20 Is Deeply Uncomfortable 
Last week, Ivanka Trump attended the G20 Summit in Osaka with her father's delegation and gave a speech on women's empowerment as part of this administration's on-going commitment to words that mean nothing to them. 
From the looks of the photos that have emerged from the meeting of world leaders (and, apparently, also their preferred daughters???) Ivanka had the time of her life, which is odd because she is definitely not a world leader and also G20 doesn't exactly sound like a blast. 
Nonetheless, there are dozens of photos of the First Daughter straight up cackling in dignitaries' faces like she's a high school junior visiting her older sibling at college and trying to make friends at a frat party no one invited her to.

Oh. No, Ivanka Trump does not actually appear in Lunch atop a Skyscraper.
Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a photograph taken atop the steelwork of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, during the construction of the Rockefeller Center, in Manhattan, New York City, United States. 
The photograph depicts eleven men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling 840 feet (260 meters) above the New York City streets. The photograph was taken on September 20, 1932, on the 69th floor of the RCA Building during the last months of construction. 
According to archivists, the photograph was in fact prearranged. Although the photograph shows real ironworkers, it is believed that the moment was staged by Rockefeller Center to promote its new skyscraper. 
Other photographs taken on the same day show some of the workers throwing a football and pretending to sleep on the girder. The photo appeared in the Sunday photo supplement of the New York Herald Tribune on October 2, 1932.
The photograph was credited to Charles C Ebbets in 2003.
But she appears in enough ... awkward-looking (that's a euphemism) ... photos of the recent G20 Summit that Abq Jew is sure that you, his loyal readers, will get the visual joke.

Want to see more Ivanka hilarity? Try searching the Internet with the hashtag


Remember when Ivanka sang with The Beatles? No one else does, either. That's because Ivana Marie "Ivanka" Trump, also known as Yael Kushner, was born on October 30, 1981.

Ivanka, it turns out, was also not present at The Last Supper. This well-known1498-ish photograph by Leonardo da Vinci has been Photoshopped.

Some of these photos and memes are so bad (Abq Jew means that in a good way) you could just scream. And now -

Abq Jew must apologize.

For many things, and to many people. But in this case: for linking presidential candidate Gov John Hickenlooper (see It's Hickenlooper!) to Bob Dylan's classic You Ain't Goin' Nowhere.

Which may not have been the theme song Gov Hickenlooper was looking for. In fact, the Gov claims -

We crossed the finish line of June's
fundraising sprint in great shape.

Here is (in Abq Jew's perhaps not-so-humble opinion) a much better theme song, as we here in the USA launch into our Summer of Space.

Telstar is a 1962 instrumental written and produced by Joe Meek for the English band the Tornados. The track reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December 1962, and was also a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart.
The record was named after the Telstar communications satellite, which was launched into orbit on 10 July 1962. 

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