BILL HARRIS - George Platt Lynes
The second battalion of the Monmouthshire Regiment in the trenches, Le Bizet, April 1915 (via The second battalion of the Monmouthshire Regiment in the trenches, Le Bizet, April 1915 ::: Gathering the Jewels)
ok so, since I always end up over-commenting on this kind of stuff. LET’S TALK BUTTS.
let’s add some hilarious italian idioms with the world butt. We use the world butt a lot. I’m from rome so I’ll add those I know but I love hearing from other regions.
‘botta de culo' lit. 'ass blow'. pretty much used in the same context as the image.
'avere il culo sfondato' it’s a derivative from the OP idiom and the one before this. lit. 'having a broken down asshole', meaning as someone who has a LOT of luck in their life.
'nun me te 'nculo de pezza' lit. 'I'm not going to fuck your ass' ok this is… uhm. negative? I mean it’s kinda means ‘I do not give a shit about you’
'te faccio er culo a striscie' lit. 'I'm going to make strips out of your ass'. sort of. anyway it’s an insult.
'culo e camicia' lit. 'ass and shirt'. meaning two people who are really close together (yeah, I know, don’t ask me why)
'so tutti froci cor culo dell'artri' lit. 'everyone's gay with someone else's butt' kinda self explaining.
'c'ha na faccia com'er culo' lit. 'he has a face like an ass' talking about someone who has no shame in anything.
'me stai a pijà pel culo?' lit 'are you taking me up the ass?' meaning ‘are you joking?’
'sei un dito ar culo' lit 'you're a finger up my ass' meaning ‘you’re annoying’
'oh che cazz'inculo' lit 'oooh such a dick in my ass' meaning ‘ooh SO annoying’
'spaccà er culo' lit 'ass-breaking' meaning ‘ass-kicking’ hey this one is close to english.
'è fatto cor culo!' lit 'it's done with the butt' meaning ‘it’s REALLY BADLY DONE’
also 'vaffanculo' is a contraction of ‘vai a fare in culo’ 'go fuck someone in the ass' which is our ‘fuck you’ and it’s intended as a negative thing? I don’t know. don’t ask me.
Also for my italian friends, this is a glorious thing: a poem that Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli wrote in 1832 about butts and synonyms of butts. Pijjate e Capate.
The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.
—Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll (via quotes-shape-us)
If HUGO BOSS holds a special place in the fashion world, it is because its founder, Hugo Boss (1885–1948), set the standard by which all fine uniforms has since been judged.
Hugo Boss wasnt the designer,but rather the supplier of German uniforms.
Boss started his clothing company in 1924 in Metzingen, a small town south of Stuttgart, where it is still based. However, due to the economic climate in Germany at the time, Boss was forced into bankruptcy. In 1931, he reached an agreement with his creditors, leaving him with six sewing machines to start again. The same year, he became a member of the National Socialist party and a sponsoring member (“Förderndes Mitglied”) of the Schutzstaffel (SS) therefore was economically raised due to their help.He later stated himself that he had joined the party because of their promise to end unemployment and because he felt “temporarily” withdrawn from the Lutheran church.He joined the German Labour Front in 1936, the Reich Air Protection Association in 1939, and the National Socialist People’s Welfare in 1941. His sales increased from 38,260 RM in 1932 to over 3,300,000 RM in 1941, while his profits increased in the same period from 5,000 RM to 241,000 RM. Though he claimed in a 1934/1935 advertising that he had been a “supplier for National Socialist uniforms since 1924”, such supplies are probable since 1928/1929 and certain since 1934, when he became an Reichszeugmeisterei-licensed (official) supplier of uniforms to the Sturmabteilung, Schutzstaffel, Hitler Youth, National Socialist Motor Corps, and other party organizations. To meet demand in later years of the war, Boss used about 30 to 40 prisoners of war and about 150 forced (i.e. slave) labourers, from the Baltic States, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union.According to German historian Henning Kober, the company managers were “avowed Nazis”, “the Boss were all great admirers of Adolf Hitler”, and Hugo Boss himself had in 1945 in his apartment a photograph of himself with Hitler taken in the latter’s Obersalzberg retreat.
In a 1946 judgement, based on his early party membership, his financial support of the SS and the uniforms delivered to the National Socialist party even before 1933, Boss was considered both an “activist” and a “supporter and beneficiary of National Socialism”. He was stripped of his voting rights, his capacity to run a business and, fined “a very heavy penalty” of 100,000 marks.He died in 1948 but his business survived.
In 1997, the company appeared in a list of Swiss dormant accounts, which stirred the publication of articles highlighting the involvement of Hugo Boss with the Nazis.In 1999, American lawyers filed lawsuits in New Jersey, on behalf of survivors or their families, for the use of forced workers during the war. The company did not comment on these law suits but reiterated an earlier statement that it would “not close its eyes to the past but rather deal with the issues in an open and forthright manner”. It sponsored research by German historian Elisabeth Timm. Nevertheless, after Timm told the press of her findings, the company declined to publish them. In December 1999, an agreement was reached between the German government and a group of American class-action lawyers, Jewish groups, and the United States government to set a $5.1 billion fund, financed equally by German industry and the German government, to compensate slave laborers used by the Germans in World War II. Hugo Boss agreed to participate in this fund,for an amount which was estimated by some sources to be “about € 752 000”, while others considered the firm “finally paid an absolute minimum into the compensation fund”.