Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Emir of Bukhara


I like his shoes.

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Photo courtesy of Library of Congress; originally published circa 1905-1915, taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, 1863-1944.

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14 comments:

alphadog said...

Mohammed Alim Khan!
Are those Dan Posts or Tony Lamas?

Leslie Morgan said...

I'll take a pair in red, size 7 medium. The robe is beautiful, too. Do you know if it comes in smaller sizes?

Erin O'Brien said...

Could be Dan Posts, Alph. The photo looks like it was just taken. Amazing.

We need the hat, too, Leslie. Definitely need the hat ... um ... I mean turban.

Speaking of which, am I the only one around here who remembers when turbans were tres chic for chicks?

Vince said...

Can't resize it.

Leslie Morgan said...

Well, OK to the turban, but absent that big old beard like his to set it off, we're going to look like we just exited the bath. I want some big old medals on my chest like he has, too! I like jewelry.

My mother had turbans she liked to sport when she wasn't wearing one of her many wigs.

Leslie Morgan said...

@ Vince - Ha! If that comment was for me, I'll still take the robe, but I could invite several others inside with me all at one time.

g. said...

I wonder what it means that when I saw the title of this post on twitter (and before I clicked on over here) I assumed that 'Emir of Bukhara' was somehow a reconfiguration of the name 'Erin O'Brien'.

Like those porn star name generators where you plug in your name and they give you something like Sandy Nekkid in return.

Signing off with my newly generated gangsta name --

xoxo,
Slimy Weasel Boy.

Yo.

(Delete this comment, doll. I have clearly lost my mind.)

Anonymous said...

Clothes make the man.

Speaking of which... I been thinking about Al TRAG's rather admiring essay of John Entwistle in the comments of about 3 posts ago. I'm thinking if we can get him in touch with his inner hippy we might get him over on our side. C'mon Al "We Don't Get Fooled Again!" Feel it man!

RJ

twinklysparkles said...

I JUST got that it was your birthday. What a clever way to tell/not tell. So mysterious, you are.

Happy Belated. I hope you have as smashing of an outfit as this in the photo.

Erin O'Brien said...

Not mysterious, twinks. I just didn't feel like saying much about it.

Thanks for the good wishes!

Erin O'Brien said...

I just looked back through my archives. Back in 2006, I actually did announce my bday on the blog.

Maybe I should post an update. Nah, my utility sink still looks the same.

Bill said...

Erin: In your honor, I just made The Owners Manual my home page!

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