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Friday
Apr062012

FIPS DAILY ALMANAC: Friday, April 6, 2012

Comic by Steven Weinberg

Rise and shine FIPSters, and welcome to your day! In the newest round of the Twisterpocalyse, take a look at some crazy Dallas twister porn. In sports news, new Jets quarterback, Tim Tebow is spotting getting a mani-pedi in West Hollywood, nough said. And eventually you can read this blog on your glasses

ON THIS DAY IN BK HISTORY (1902 & 1957):

So we have a clang clang clang goes the trolley theme tonight for BK history. First in 1902 a poor little girl by the name of Rosie Schneider was plowed down by a street car on Van Brunt Street right outside of her father's store. Her body was dragged several feet before the trolley could stop, so she was jammed in between a wheel and the rear motor. Countless attempts to remove her body failed until an unknown man crawled under the trolley car and freed her mangled body. To which the crowd gathered around the gruesome scene started cheering. Um, really? Cleary, people in the early 20th century were fucked up. 

Then, in 1957, Rosie Schneider gets her ghostly revenge on the very same day 55 years later, as the last street car finishes it's final run in NYC. The first trolley service began right here in Brooklyn in 1887. Says the heavy-handed Times "From innovation to termination in less than seventy years--that is the story of the trolley in New York City." Bus lines went on to replace all of NYC's street car lines. 

 

 

 [READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE ARCHIVES] 

[READ THE FULL ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES ARCHIVES]

 

ON THIS DAY IN FIPS'TORY: 

[ed note: if you ppl missed that raccoon story from 2009, you really should click your asses over there. It was, perhaps, the most epic FIPS story of all time].

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