Tag Archives: history

moon landing

[Audio: English; Captions: English] July 20, 1969 — 43 years ago (yes, I’m a couple days late) we landed on the moon. As the joke now goes, we know it wasn’t a manufactured conspiracy, or else we would have gone … Continue reading

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washington was what?

NSFW! A little alternative history lessoon…. 🙂 No wonder kids don’t have their facts straight these days 😉 [Audio: English/music; Captions: none; Transcript: below] Washington Washington 6 foot 8 weighs a f*cking ton Opponents beware Opponents beware He’s coming He’s … Continue reading

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wiki madness

So I was bopping around googling up labrys, just to see what kind of designs were out there, and I stumbled across the Wiki entry. This is a perfect example of why to take what you find on the internet, … Continue reading

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bayeux tapestry

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Protected: the day you were born

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john lennon

I hadn’t realized today was the 25th anniversary of his killing. As it happens, I remember the day rather vividly. Not because I was (or am) a Beatles fan. I was in high school at the time, and this girl … Continue reading

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okay, you want justices to be constitutional lackeys??

I’m so tired of the conservative cant over “legislating from the bench” and “original constitutional intent” that I could just scream some days. But. The founding fathers, dead white guys though they may be, were really quite astute in terms … Continue reading

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history

Wow. Mexico sends first-ever aid convoy to U.S. (MSNBC) Like 0

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gaza

I’ve been watching the news of the Gaza pullout, hoping that there isn’t too much violence, which there doesn’t seem to be, yet. One thing that’s struck me in all the current news, though, is the constant refrain that Israel … Continue reading

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Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fischer

I’m going to try to make note of the books I’m reading in here. I’ve always been a voracious reader although admittedly the last decade I’ve slowed way down (whodathunk what a real job, etc would do to one’s free … Continue reading

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The Great Influenza – book review

I just read The Great Influenza by John M. Barry. It details the 1918 influenza pandemic. In raw numbers, this is probably the worst one we’ve had although the Black Death seems to have killed a higher percentage of the … Continue reading

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Protected: arguing with creationists…

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Quizzes….

OK, I’m not a big fan of quizzes and such, but this was a fun one: English Genius You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 88% Expert! You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word … Continue reading

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