June
17th 2009
A-S-P-I-N

Posted under: American history, art, fluff

aspin1Yes–CanadaGoose and Meg were correct:  I spent Monday night and Tuesday in Aspen.  (Or, ”Aspin,” as Harry and Lloyd might call it.)  It was the usual Colorado mountain town mix of swells, old hippies, college ski bum waiters, immigrant seasonal laborers, and the strolling poor–only moreso.  I can see why all of the Hollywood types like it–it looks exactly like a set design of a Colorado mountain town. 

As for yesterday’s quiz, I thought the “Thumbing Station” sign gave it away graphically, with its striking similarity to the design of a famous American’s first political campaign poster.  Regardez, encore:

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Here’s the photo from yesterday’s post, at left.

 

 

 

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And here on the right is Hunter S. Thompson’s campaign poster from his quixotic campaign for Pitkin County sheriff in 1970.  No, I didn’t stop by the Woody Creek Tavern.  (What’s with the two thumbs, anyway?)

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3 Responses to “A-S-P-I-N”

  1. Indyanna on 17 Jun 2009 at 7:24 am #

    Hey, Doc Gonzo stole that fist from the kids at Columbia and Harvard in the fabled Spring of Sixty Eight. Glad you had a good trip and safe return, Historiann.

  2. Clio Bluestocking on 17 Jun 2009 at 7:31 am #

    Two thumbs help with the hitchiking!

  3. Sisyphus on 17 Jun 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    Clearly, after you eat that cactus button you’ll not only see but feel like you have two thumbs!

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