"That’s what she said" dates to the 18th Century
only they said- “said the actress to the bishop”
“This phrase derives from the fact that, during early English theater, actresses were poorly paid and often used prostitution to supplement their income. Because of these “loose morals”, clergymen spent a lot of time with these actresses… trying to get them to turn from their sinful ways. Thus, it was a common occurrence for actresses to confess their sexual sins to these clergymen (bishops). Somewhere along the line (and nobody knows exactly where or when), it became common then to say “as the actress said to the bishop” or alternatively “said the actress to the bishop” any time someone uttered a phrase that could be taken sexually, if viewed in the correct light.”
The More You Know
Um we still say “said the actress to the bishop”, did people not know this?
Ahh, I’m glad you said it. I still use this phrase and it’s still funnier than “that’s what she said”.
my last day of being a teenager
im going to do something very teenage like
and get up to some mischeif..what can i do what can i dooooo..
There is just under an hour left until Sunday - and then the energetic and talented Miss Creasey turns twenty. Any readers interested in Rockabilly might care to go over to her tumblr and her facebook site and wish her well and a happy birthday. Or they might wish her a happy birthday in person at her stall at Kustom Krafts on Sunday.
The Pinkerton National Detective Agency was a private U.S. security guard and detective agency established by Allan Pinkerton in 1850. Pinkerton became famous when he claimed to have foiled a plot to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln, who later hired Pinkerton agents for his personal security during the Civil War.
Allan Pinkerton was a 19th century American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
Following the outbreak of the Civil War, Pinkerton became head of the Union Intelligence Service and in 1862. His agents often worked undercover as Confederate soldiers and sympathizers, in an effort to gather military intelligence. The Intelligence Service was the forerunner of the U.S. Secret Service.
In 1865, on the very day he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre, President Lincoln left legislation at his desk that would later build the U.S. Secret Service.
The agency’s job originally was to stamp out counterfeiting in an era when one out of every three bills in circulation was fake. Though the Secret Service was tasked with guarding President Grover Cleveland’s family in the 1890s, presidential security became a formal objective only after the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901.
Above is the familiar photo of Allan Pinkerton (left) with President Lincoln in 1862.
ca. 1849-1853, “Floating Church of the Redeemer”, lithograph
The floating Episcopal church in Philadelphia was built in 1849 and is believed to be the first floating church on the East Coast. It was a project of the Churchman’s Missionary Association for Seamen and was devoted to serving sailors. The church moored at the foot of Dock Street in Philadelphia until reconsecrated to a New Jersey parish in 1853 and placed on a brick foundation. The building burned down 1868.
Thetis at the Forge of Vulcan (Venus at the Forge of Vulcan) - Louis Silvestre, The Younger
“Both of these large canvases were commission by Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, one of the greatest art patrons of his time. In the Aeneid, Venus, the goddess of love, begs Vulcan to forge special armor for her son, Aeneas. This scene is depicted more frequently in 18th century art than Thetis at the Forge of Vulcan, based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses. However, this series of mythological paintings is said to be based on the later. The depiction of Augustus and his mistress as Vulcan and Venus (or Thetis) demonstrates Silvestre’s ability as a portraitist as well as a decorative painter.” - (MoFA)
Perseus Rescuing Andromeda from the Sea Monster - Louis Silvestre, The Younger
“The fourth son of an engraver to King Louis XIV, Silvestre came from a long line of artists. He studied in France and Italy and was elected to the Royal Academy at the age of 27. Called to Poland by Augustus II, Elector of Saxony, he painted a series of decorative works based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, to which both of these paintings belong. Away from the restrictions of the French art hierarchy, the artist reached a high level of artistic achievement, especially noted for his exceptional flesh tones and the graceful fluidity of his figures.” (MoFA)