Weekend Flashback: 10/11-10/13

Normally on this day to celebrate Columbus sailing the ocean blue, and to a larger extent Italian Americans as a whole (and let’s not forget our national neighbors to the north, who have Thanksgiving today), I’d be telling you Federal employees to enjoy sleeping in. Of course, you’ve had nearly two weeks of that and it’s gotten really old, I’m sure. So just try to have a decent Monday and be sure to have pasta tonight, and why not watch a mob movie, in celebration of all things Italian American.

As a quick side note: you could also read an interesting take on Columbus Day by the Oatmeal. While I don’t endorse the idea of replacing the celebration of one historically dubious person with that of another, it is an interesting read and most people don’t know much of the history of Columbus’ first two voyages to the New World. Just read it with a good helping of salt.

I do seem to ramble. Anyways, enjoy this rainy Flashback; it does have a general wet theme to it. But excellent photos from our contributors, as always.

Brian is so DC. Born on Pennsylvania Ave (not there) to a lifelong Federal worker father and a mother who has worked for Garfinkel’s, the Smithsonian, and Mount Vernon. Raised on the “mean streets” of Cheverly, MD; went to high school at Gonzaga College High School (Hail Alma Mater!); and now trolls the corridors of Congress as a lobbyist, you couldn’t write a more quintessentially DC back-story. When he isn’t trying to save the country from itself, Brian can be found walking DC looking for that perfect photograph.

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