For 37 years it’s been up there on the flat roof of Mark Gubin’s building in the flight path of Mitchell International Airport. A sign painted in letters 6 feet tall tells people arriving here by air: “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.”
“There’s not a real purpose for having this here except madness, which I tend to be pretty good at,” Gubin said
Above that the roof, he was having lunch one day in 1978 with a woman who worked as his assistant. Taking note of all the low-flying planes, she said it would be nice to make a sign welcoming everyone to Milwaukee. “You know what would even be better?” Gubin said.
The next thing you know, he’s out there on the black roof with a roller and white paint creating the sign that would bring more notoriety than anything else in his long career. A story about his confusing message ran in thousands of newspapers and magazines, on national TV news, “The Tonight Show,” Paul Harvey, all over.
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‘It’s a funny thing, but Hitler wouldn’t have called himself a Nazi.’
- Excerpt from ‘The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language’ by Mark Forsyth
I learned this from somebody who added that nachos (the food) were named after their inventor, Ignacio Anaya, and so the words ‘Nazi’ and ‘nacho’ are cognate with each other.
“yo I’d like an order of nazis”
#today i learned