“Worth a thousand words”

This blog post is devoted to meaningful photographs that not only captured history, but also my heart. Here are the two pictures that made the cut:

1. Nightmare on 4th Street


This photo, courtesy of Jarad Jarmon for the Journal Gazette and Times-Courtier, captures a day that will live in infamy: the destruction of Jerry’s Pizza. Regular pizza place by day, regular pizza place with an underground bar by night, it’s safe to say that Jerry’s was an iconic hot spot in Charleston, Illinois for both students and locals. On Fridays, the bar would be flooded with students drawn in by the promise of karaoke and the regrets of tomorrow. Whether you were craving a pepperoni and cheese or wanted to forget your week by sipping on an ice cold “Blue Guy,” Jerry’s was always “the move.”

“My best memories of college come from Jerry’s,” said Maeve Burke, a junior CDS major at Eastern Illinois University.

Only the good die young. Jerry’s may have left this world at the tender age of 39, but its legacy will last forever.

2. Canadian Tuxedo’s Red Carpet Debut


The 2001 American Music Awards was more than a night to celebrate the best music, it was a night for celebrating the couple costume of the decade: Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ iconic denim on denim attire.

In article from Just Jared, Timberlake opened up about the famous photograph that is staple of the 2000’s and common punchline for jokes and memes on social media.

“If you wear denim-on-denim, it will get documented. You know what, I don’t think I could even bring that back,” Timberlake said

Well, if Timberlake can’t bring it back, I will gladly make my attempt to redeem this revolutionary look. Follow up article to come with details on my success.



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