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June 7th, 1942: Edward Hopper completes his best known painting, the seminal Nighthawks. When asked by a Chicago Tribute reporter about the philosophical meaning behind the diner having no clearly visible exits Hopper responded, “Shit. Fuck. I did it again. Goddamnit. Fuck. Not again. I did it again. Shit.” and slammed his hat on his leg.
how does this only have 150 notes
I fucking laughed so hard at this all artists are hilarious
The collection includes stories by Theodore Sturgeon, Henry Kuttner, Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber, H.L. Gold, Nelson S. Bond, Fredric Brown, Robert K. Arthur, Anthony Boucher, Manly Wade Wellman, and Malcolm Jameson.