Commonplace Books Laptop Cases
In January 1982, Carlos (Ilyich Ramírez Sánchez) was hit with the idea of a lifetime: if McDonald’s had truly served millions, or billions, or whatever their signs said, that’d mean they’re sitting on a hell of a lot of cash. So he put together a plan to rob one and make away with all of it. Beginning by hijacking a plane out of Rome, he made his way to London via Tunis, and slipped into a downtown McDonald’s with his team disguised as “Ronalds.” After a 76 hour standoff, where he frequently roamed into the parking lot waving a rocket launcher and signing autographs, his team made off with the entirety of the till and a milkshake machine, which they flew in a Boeing 737 (part of the negotiated ransom) to Havana, gifting the machine to a milkshake-loving Castro, and striking an enormous blow against global capitalism. As the action took place during PM Thatcher’s policy of terror media blackouts, the story received little press and has been largely forgotten. Until now…
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Three of my fvourite things gathered together, perfect autumn and winter evening and cozy mornings. Rain, Tea and books are a perfect plan for slow living. This is the full version with all the illustration under the lettering. Designed by Medusa Dollmaker.
Tags: books, reading, read, flowers, peonies
The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. 1605. "En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no ha mucho tiempo que vivía un hidalgo de los de lanza en astillero, adarga antigua, rocín flaco y galgo corredor."
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