April 24, 2012

And When Gideon Sundback Invents Sewing Notions, They STAY Invented.

I was really hoping that today's Google Doodle...



..would turn out to be a tribute to this guy:

Eric Von Zipper.
And they called Dick Clark the world's oldest teenager?

But it's actually about this guy:

Gideon Sundback

...who
1) effectively invented the modern zipper and
2) looked disturbingly like my friend Tim (trust me on this one) and
3) I choose to believe was a recurring character in a wildly popular silent film serial comprising Sea-Side Social, Sea-Side Parasol Whist, and How To Respectfully Avert One's Eyes From The Wild Bloomer.