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Amusing headline of the morning 
8th-Nov-2006 09:20 am
Misc: gravestone of Emperor Norton I
Amusing headline of the morning, from the Boston Metro: Dems hold breath, nation turns blue.
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8th-Nov-2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
Gah! You beat me to it by 21 minutes. :-P
8th-Nov-2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
Good thing I was still aboveground when I saw it, then!
8th-Nov-2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Squeeee! I wish I'd thought to wear blue today. :-)

Probably you've answered this elsewhere, but what's the story behind the Emperor Norton gravestone in your icon?

9th-Nov-2006 10:55 am (UTC)
Probably you've answered this elsewhere, but what's the story behind the Emperor Norton gravestone in your icon?
If you mean “who was Emperor Norton”, he was a 19th-century San Francisco eccentric who proclaimed himself emperor, issued decrees (and often got annoyed when they weren’t carried out), corresponded with presidents and royalty, wandered around the streets in a uniform with ceremonial sword, and printed his own money, which local businesses honoured. He was kind of a San Francisco mascot.

If you mean, why am I using it, I needed an Emperor Norton userpic for a comment on somebody else’s journal recently, and I thought it would be useful for whimsical politics-related posts.

*Kiss.*
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