Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Did you know that its origins date back to the Middle Ages?
Hope you got your dad something other than a tie, like these appropriate sandal socks.
Happy Flag Day! For our international friends, on June 14, 1777, the new United States government passed the following resolution:
“That the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white on a blue field, representing the new constellation.”
Though we know that the current American flag with fifty stars was designed by a child,1 there’s a bit of mystery as to who created the first flag. Sure, Betsy Ross gets the credit. But the story of Washington visiting Ms. Ross and requesting that she sew a flag only came to light after her death, when her grandson related the tale.
Though we may not actually know how it started, we know where the flag has been. From the US Capitol to the Moon. From lapel pins…
And now, to socks.
It’s been quite a journey. Happy birthday American Flag!
1. And he only got a B-↩
The man, the myth, the legend – Frank Oz – celebrates his 72nd birthday today.
Oz was Jim Henson’s right-hand man from the beginning, helping to create some of the most memorable characters (as demonstrated above), as well as Star Wars’ Yoda.
But Oz has gone on to build a second, and highly accomplished, career as a film director. Just check out his credits.
So thanks, Frank, for bring us so much joy and inspiration!
And if you’d like to show your love for Oz, consider sporting some character socks.
Stance Yoda socks.
Fozzie Bear socks (waka waka).
And, of course…