Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Eliza Blasina, 1890. From the Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance from Burlesque to Clubs. Courtesy of Ohio State University, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute More here.