legally speaking, we're all sodomists anyway
Monday, 17 January 2022

The Whitewashing Of Martin Luther King

quote [ Hi. In today's episode, we discuss the literal only MLK quote that Republicans ever mention, how it's a single sentence, why they love it so much, and what else he said that they're avoiding. ]

???Happy Whitewashing Day!???
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by steele@10:34pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 15 January 2022

The forgotten medieval habit of 'two sleeps'

quote [ In the late 18th Century, a London tradesman even invented a special device for remembering all your most searing nightly insights ? a "nocturnal remembrancer", which consisted of an enclosed pad of parchment with a horizontal opening that could be used as a writing guide. ]

I had too much to dream last night (extended).

[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:21amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Smart Medieval Bookmarks

quote [ If certain bookmarks can be called ?smart?, it follows that others were, well, dumb. In bookmark terms that qualifier must go to types that are fixed to one specific page rather than being able to freely move throughout the book. ]

Picking up where you left off.
[SFW] [history] [+3 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@3:39pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 7 January 2022


quote [ Engaging biographical portrait of anarchist bricklayer Lucio Urtubia, who subverted the establishment with his forgeries and helped the anti-establishment. ]

Just like Robin Hood.

Citibank was forced to negotiate a cash settlement with him for his plates and forged checks, or risk going out of business. Dude was bad ass.

Lucio - 2007- the full movie on
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by steele@4:02pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 6 January 2022

The Leech Machine

quote [ The parasitic creatures that could have been the key to Victorian-era meteorology, and the guy who had that weird idea. ]

It's such a sweet relief when you're released by the leech
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Women Plundered and Swashbuckled With the Best (and Worst) of Them

quote [ The new book "Pirate Women" uncovers the stories of the women who sailed their way into history, cutlass in hand. ]

We are pirates we live that pirate life
[SFW] [history] [+1 Funsightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 27 December 2021

The Dark History of Hawai?i?s Iconic Hand Gesture

quote [ The ?shaka? or ?hang loose? gesture likely originated from island plantations? brutal working conditions. ]

Just hang loose, like your style
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:40amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 26 December 2021

The Disappearance of Japan?s ?Third Gender?

quote [ Gender roles in Edo Japan recognized an in-between position for young men, called Wakashu, that was erased as Japan westernized. ]

Bit lengthy but interesting notes on class vs national aspects and such.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@5:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 24 December 2021

Keeping Tamagotchi Alive

quote [ The virtual pet that turned '90s kids into round-the-clock caretakers turned 25 this year ]

Playing tamagotchi with the homies
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:22amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Cut-Up Culture

quote [ Pondering how coupons became the lingua franca of the grocery store, and why they might be important to the survival of the newspaper. ]

Something nice with a Coupon
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

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