Consider our minds blown and apologies if we’re way late to the party, but we had absolutely no idea that Martha Stewart used to be a model. It took Racked’s coverage of Andre Leon Talley’s appearance on her show this morning to open our eyes.
By now, you’re surely aware that tomorrow is Tax Day. If not: uh-oh. What you may not be as aware of is that in 1943, none other than Donald Duck was enlisted by the U.S. Department of Treasury to encourage Americans to pay their income taxes. [N.B. Tax Day was moved from March 15 to April 15 in 1955.]
In the propaganda film after the jump — which President Roosevelt himself reportedly had a hand in bringing to fruition — Donald Duck punches a Hitler lookalike, tax dollars are transmogrified into awesome spectacles of American military strength, and we’re treated to the immortal line, “Just remember: every dollar you spend for something you don’t need is a dollar spent to help the Axis.”
Former First Lady Barbara Bush was admitted into Methodist Hospital in Houston Saturday morning after she claimed she didn’t feel well. Over the past year, Mrs. Bush has suffered from several health scares, including a hardening of her arteries and open-heart surgery a year ago. A spokesperson for the Bushes said that Barbara’s doctor was just being “overly cautious” in admitting the octogenarian when she started feeling ill. The day before, she had been reading to children at a public school in Texas, which doctors take as a good sign that the condition isn’t serious.
Nick Levasseur, a Democratic State Representative from New Hampshire, managed to simultaneously offend anime fans, people of Japanese descent, and general decency with the following joke: “Anime is a prime example of why two nukes wasn’t enough,” which he posted on Facebook.
See the video at Geekosystem.