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Is it the right ear? the left ear?…

Who can remember?!?

Well now, thanks to designer Casey Perez, there’s no need; all uncertainty (if not all ambiguity) is erased with by her “plug rings”:

[TotH to Laughing Squid]

As we revel in semiotic certainty, we might recall that it was on this date in 1953 that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, refused an offer– and an annual salary reputed to have been $1 million– to become the president of the International Boxing Club.  IBC’s owners were fighting allegations that their organization was a monopoly (it had promoted 47 out of 51 championship bouts in the United States from 1949 to 1955), and hoped that Hoover’s sheen might help.  But in 1959 the Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that IBC had in fact violated antitrust statutes, and the company was dissolved.

Hoover and companion Clyde Tolson in the ring (source)

Written by LW

January 11, 2011 at 1:01 am

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