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"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered." — Thomas Paine

Posted June 26, 2014

"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to ...

Posted June 26, 2014

Posted June 20, 2014

Posted June 20, 2014

Still from the Safari Park website's "Stripe Yourself" feature depicting a happy, well-adjusted child experiencing ...

Posted June 13, 2014

Scene from M&C Saatchi LA's "Tiger Campaign" for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park featuring ...

Posted June 13, 2014

Devastation, inspiration; tomato, tomahto.

Posted May 18, 2014

RACIST didn't go for this black-and-white option.

Posted May 18, 2014

"Living my dream and making my mark on the world. #YOLO"

Posted May 16, 2014

Balboa Park Centennial Group

Posted May 9, 2014

"Our inspiration stems from [gropey] Mayor Filner's efforts to restore the Plaza de Panama to ...

Posted May 9, 2014

"In 1915, you had live music accompanied by dancing girls who would provide a welcome ...

Posted May 9, 2014

"The 1915 Exposition paid tribute to Native American culture by constructing a Pueblo Village replica, ...

Posted May 9, 2014

"On the public education front, the 1915 Expo featured a mock opium den, designed to ...

Posted May 9, 2014

"1915: Neptune's Kingdom featured 'The Octupus or Devil Fish, that so many have read of, ...

Posted May 9, 2014

"In 1915, we had the toll of the Liberty Bell to remind us of our ...

Posted May 9, 2014

"Then: Christmas on the Isthmus. Now: December Lights! (Possible new name: The Solstice Spectacular.)"

Posted May 9, 2014

"We saved the best for last: the original Expo featured 'the only actual working model' ...

Posted May 9, 2014

A century ago, the prospect of an Exposition was enough to draw hundreds of thousands ...

Posted April 30, 2014

The original 1915 Toadstool attraction featured a spinning disc, set into the floor. Customers would ...

Posted April 30, 2014

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