Amidst the never-ending harangue in the art industries between copyright devotees and adherents of free access to data and intellectual property, the Czech designer behind the anonymous nickname “2046” has originated the ironic conception of “aggressive copyright” based on his deeply-felt private feelings.
What can the world’s famous restaurant chain and a movie about a disco of the late 70s share in common? The day of the week! The T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants and the “Thank God It’s Friday” movie has made the T.G.I.F expression extremely popular.
T.G.I.F stands for “Thank Goodness It’s Friday” or “Thank God It’s Friday. In the middle of 1960s the T.G.I.F expression became a common expression of relief at the end of the work week and anticipation of relaxing or partying over the weekend. It was popularized by the restaurant T.G.I. Friday’s in 1965, but only at the end of 1970s after the release of “Thank God It’s Friday” the phrase became even more popular.
In civilized countries, cars appeared in the twentieth century, before the appearance of modern roads. Millionaire William Vanderbilt used to love speed, and in 1930 he set a national record in his custom-made Renault: he sped up to 90 miles per hour on the beach in Florida. In 1908, Vanderbilt financed the construction of the first American highway in the full sense of the word. His Long Island Motor Parkway, at first only five feet wide and nine miles in length, was revolutionary. That long-distance trail was built as a special project, made of a specially designed concrete and included intersections and 65 bridges.