For the first time in a while, we have a first-person shooter video game out that brings the best graphics and killing that is WW1. But in all honesty, it comes nothing to the amount of death, rather, senseless death. How it Began Think about how the War started, fate stepped in. A group of plotters including Gavrilo Princip in a conspiracy to assassinate Arch Duke Ferdinand gathered along a parade route in Serbia. The Arch Duke was visiting to see military maneuvers in Sarajevo. They throw a bomb, it explodes and hits the car and bounces off, hits the next car […]
All of us have heard the term moonshine before, all of us know it’s illegal, but few of us really know what it is or how it’s made. For most of us it’s just something that they do in the hill country of Arkansas and Tennessee and doesn’t really effect us. But that’s not really true. This history of moonshining and the science behind it effect our lives today from everything from soda pop to professional racing and a lot of things in between. Here is a brief primer on both. First, lets get a few things straight. This whole […]
The Founders were not grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. They were crammed into a small room arguing amongst themselves on whether they should declare independence from the king of England and sign their own death warrants or not. Think about that. By signing the Declaration of Independence, they were facing death if they were captured. So on a happier note, while you’re lighting up the BBQ, why not fire up the DVD player and watch something that can help remind you of the men who let you enjoy your day off work. There are some great movies surrounding Independence Day as […]
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Archeologists at Jamestown have unearthed a trove of tobacco pipes personalized for a who’s who of early 17th century colonial and British elites, underscoring the importance of tobacco to North America’s first permanent English settlement. The white clay pipes — actually, castoffs likely rejected during manufacturing — were crafted between 1608 and 1610 and bear the names of English politicians, social leaders, explorers, officers of the Virginia Company that financed the settlement and governors of the Virginia colony. Archeologists also found equipment used to make the pipes. Read more here.
This one is a quickie, but its too big not to talk about or point out. From here. “This cartoon was in the Chicago Tribune in 1934. Look carefully at the plan of action in the LOWER LEFT CORNER”. Seriously, we are repeating the mistakes of our past. I feel like every day when you look back at the 30’s and compare them with the events unfolding today they are so similar – the antisemitism, rise of socialism, rise of National Socialism. Politicians who are too power hungry. Remember that once FDR died we realized what was going on and […]