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Okay you guys, I have to share this.

So right now the temperatures here in Minnesota are at record lows. With windchills around -40 to -50 degrees Fahrenheit, schools are closing & people are staying inside to protect themselves from the frigid cold.
But one person in Winona, Minnesota, decided to leave her dog out in the cold while she went into the post office. I mean leaving your dog outside isn’t unheard of, but with -40 degree weather? Look at that poor dogs face.
Fortunately one amazing man inside the post office saw the pup freezing & shivering outside and decided to leave his spot in line to go sit with the poor baby until his owner came back outside.
I don’t know what happened when the owner came outside to find a stranger sitting with their dog, but I certainly hope they got a stern lecture about how dangerous it is to leave your pets outside in this kind of cold. If people are bundling up like the Michelin man & still complaining about the cold, I can’t even imagine how cold this poor dog was while sitting outside.

Don’t be stupid, people. Keep your pets warm to keep your pets safe.

every time michelin restaurants are mentioned i can’t shake the vision of the michelin man, the big guy, serving the bourgeoisie their dinner from only the finest tyre scraps

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Joyeux anniversaire André Michelin! (16 January 1853 – 4 April 1931) 

French industrialist who, with his brother Édouard (1859–1940), founded the Michelin Tyre Company (Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) in 1888 in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand.In 1900, André Michelin published the first Michelin Guide, the purpose of which was to promote tourism by car, thereby supporting his tyre manufacturing operation. (Wikipedia)

1. View of Michelin tire, embossed with “Michelin et cie, Clermont-Ferrand.” Stamped on back: “Photo by F. Ed. Spooner, 1536 B'way, telephone 6536-38th St., New York, N.Y.” Handwritten on back: “Tires–Michelin tires, 1906." 

2. View of three posters advertising Michelin tires. Text on posters: "Michelin tires, famous throughout the world! Le Pneu Michelin, a vaincu le rail. Winner of every important race in the world in 1904-1905-1906, on all the best cars! Michelin tires do not rim cut! Michelin Products Selling Company Incorporated, 31-33 West 31st Street, N.Y. Sole American importers and representatives, E.D. Winans, gen'l mgr., tel. 5560-5561 Madison Sq.” Handwritten on back: “Posters, 1906." 

3. View of parade float featuring the Michelin Twins at 1909 New York automobile carnival parade. Signs displayed on float: "Michelin Twins” and “The Michelin tire surmounts all obstacles as usual.” Stamped on back: “Spooner & Wells, Inc., photographers, telephones 3472-3473 Columbus, 1931 Broadway, New York.” Handwritten on back: “Parades–New York automobile carnival, 1909." 

4. View of Michelin tires window display; sign next to tires in window reads: "Michelin tires win the grand prize at Savannah. First, Fiat, Michelin tires; 2nd, Benz; 3rd, Fiat; 4th, Benz.” Photographs of cars and tractor in window. Stamped on back: “Spooner & Wells, Inc., photographers, telephones 3472-3473 Columbus, 1931 Broadway, New York.” Handwritten on back: “Dealerships–Michelin Tire Co., 1908." 

5. View of Michelin tire. Stamped on back: "Spooner & Wells, Inc., photographers, telephones 3472-3473 Columbus, 1931 Broadway, New York.” Handwritten on back: “Tires–Michelin tires, 1911." 

  • Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library