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“THE FAIR Are you ready? It’s here!!The long-awaited New York World’s Fair, which took four years to create, opens its doors to the first of 70,000,000 expected visitors. Dominated by the Fair’s symbol THE UNISPHERE (which means Peace through understanding) the billion-dollar-baby of Robert Moses covers 646 acres…”
From: Universal Newsreel Volume 37, Issue 33, 04/23/1964

The 1964 New York World’s Fair opened fifty years ago this week, on April 22nd, with the theme of “Man’s Achievements in an Expanding Universe.” If this extended Universal News story leaves you with the impression that the fair was not a runaway success, that’s because it wasn’t. The fair was not sanctioned by the Bureau of International Expositions, and it was sandwiched between the official 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Expo 67 in Montreal, making it a less compelling draw. The opening day’s unfortunately dreary weather was emblematic of the entire two-season event; total attendance for the fair came in at fifty-one million, yet that fell short of the expected seventy million visitors. You might recognize the Unisphere sculpture and “flying saucer” towers in the still below from the 1997 film Men in Black, where they feature prominently.
via Media Matters » This Week in Universal News: The New York World’s Fair Opens, 1964

todaysdocument:

THE FAIR Are you ready? It’s here!!
The long-awaited New York World’s Fair, which took four years to create, opens its doors to the first of 70,000,000 expected visitors. Dominated by the Fair’s symbol THE UNISPHERE (which means Peace through understanding) the billion-dollar-baby of Robert Moses covers 646 acres…”

From: Universal Newsreel Volume 37, Issue 33, 04/23/1964

The 1964 New York World’s Fair opened fifty years ago this week, on April 22nd, with the theme of “Man’s Achievements in an Expanding Universe.” If this extended Universal News story leaves you with the impression that the fair was not a runaway success, that’s because it wasn’t. The fair was not sanctioned by the Bureau of International Expositions, and it was sandwiched between the official 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Expo 67 in Montreal, making it a less compelling draw. The opening day’s unfortunately dreary weather was emblematic of the entire two-season event; total attendance for the fair came in at fifty-one million, yet that fell short of the expected seventy million visitors. You might recognize the Unisphere sculpture and “flying saucer” towers in the still below from the 1997 film Men in Black, where they feature prominently.

via Media Matters » This Week in Universal News: The New York World’s Fair Opens, 1964

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can’t wait till all my friends get married and have nice weddings with open bars

An open bar is literally the first thing we agreed on.
An open LIQUOR bar. None of that “beer and wine” shit.
Also a keg of hard cider.

GET ON OUR LEVEL, OTHER WEDDINGS.

The message that this sends out is, “Hey let’s get trashed and pass out under the food table because sad face emoticon loneliness.” To your single friends.

Yeah, do it. More power to you. Mostly WE want to drink at our wedding, and we want our friends and family to have a nice time too.

I can’t really get behind the trend of “everyone I know is getting engaged/married/having babies/in a civil union and I’m not waaaaahhhhh” stuff.
Live your life. Don’t make me feel like an ass because I happen to be engaged.
This is likely coming off waaaaay more hostile than intended. Because I’m certainly not trying to be hurtful.

I just want everyone to be happy.