The ax was created by prehistoric man who found that wood was far more useful if it wasn’t still attached to the tree. The development of the ax as a weapon probably occurred when someone was harassing or insulting a man who had an ax in his hand. The man thinks to himself, “If you […]Read More Old Stuff: Ax of Kindness
Why was Christmas moved to winter solstice, the bleakest day of the year? If you want to be sure a holiday will last, try it in the worst possible time-slot. ♣ It’s a Wonderful Life is NOT the best Christmas movie. It’s message is, “When the going gets tough, attempt suicide; then, all your friends […]Read More Christmas Facts and Frauds
Ghosts have been around ever since early man started walking around when he wasn’t alive anymore. There have always been ponderings of what it was like after death; but, with ghosts, we see that the afterlife might be more OCD than we like. You know, walk to the tower, holding your own head, turn to […]Read More Haunted D. C.
William Powell born on this day in 1892, the first act of a desperate man. Known primarily for the Thin Man series of moves, he managed to carry off his screen persona as a tough guy despite the fact that he weighed no more than a toddler. Hague Convention treaties were signed on […]Read More This Day in History: July 29
We did a blind taste test but it turns out they pretty much taste like sighted people… The problem with the adage, “Winners write the history books” is that it implies that, somehow, historians are “winners”… Donald Trump is as honest as the day is long… not a day on this planet but on one […]Read More Olio, Scraps, Ort, Hodgepodge and Other Floor Sweepings