I’m a bad person, because the deaths of these five men strikes me as rather hilarious. It’s the epitome of “fuck around and find out.” What they found out was that a tribe living in isolation in the Ecuadoran rainforest had earned its reputation for violence, and they weren’t interested in converting to Christianity. Eat […]
In Sweden, the word for the pastry chocolate balls, have been called ”negroballs” (negerbollar) since the first half of 1900’s. The first paper trail of this is an add in a Swedish newspaper from 1918, and in the mid 1950’s it was represented in several cookbooks. Around the late 1990’s more and more voices where […]
One book at the National Library of Sweden stands out among the rest: the Codex Gigas. Bound in wood, consisting of 620 pages that are each nearly three feet long, and weighing in at 165 pounds, it is quite a hefty tome. But it’s not the size of the Codex Gigas that is its most intriguing feature. […]
The Jesus as we know him – the Jesus of Christianity – with most certainty did not exist. Many scholars do believe that Jesus as a person was real but the lack of evidence to support that idea makes it more likely that he was invented. No historians of the first century mention Jesus …
Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The great dames of burlesque — Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee — boasted a signature style on- and offstage, reflecting broader-than-life personalities.
Given that photography was still an emerging technology, an emerging creative medium, when these “working girls” posed for William Goldman in the 1890s at a Reading, Pennsylvania brothel, the entire exercise transcends their initial business liaison. The instantaneous concept of click-and-shoot was still decades away. To be photographed required sitting very still. The women featured in Goldman’s collection obviously caught his eye. Not just anyone is asked to be the subject of artistic documentation.
“Mummy,” I heard the voice whisper to me from underneath the thick blanket. The wind was howling outside, causing branches to scratch against the window like little wooden claws trying to get in. “It is almost Christmastime! Do you think Santa will bring me presents?” I smiled at the girl as I walked over to […]
The Christian church then selected December 25 because the day of the delivery of Jesus as a method in its enlargement process, wherein it systematically sought to absorb and merge its celebrations with the pagan rites of the numerous transformed peoples.
The Christmas ritual become evolving with the centuries, what we have a good time today may be very distant from those first Christmas, and responds especially to customs originating inside the nineteenth century and to the impact of the consumer society.
Oh God he is such a fucking piece of shit. He did mock a disabled reporter and then he lied his ass off about it. Of course, the Trumpanzees believed the lies. That’s what happens when you’re in a fucking cult. –On This Day in History, Shit Went Down: November 24, 2015– The reporter’s name […]
Rosa Parks, as awesome as she was, was not the first Black woman to refuse to move to the back of the bus. And Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame, as awesome as she is, is not the first woman to be part of an interracial kiss on television. But in both cases, they initiated […]
Canada is a land full of vast natural beauty and thriving, unspoiled wilderness. Much of the wild landscape here is a world full of natural wonders that have managed to remain pristine and nearly untouched by human beings, with mountains, valleys, forests, whole swaths of land that have remained for the most part unexplored. It […]
How many times do you have to take communion before you’ve consumed an entire Jesus? How many Jesuses have been consumed since people started the practice? I’m sure some math whiz could figure it out, but we need to begin at the beginning. –On This Day in History, Shit Went Down: November 11, 1215– Christianity […]
I don’t think I have ever heard one person talk about Leopold II of Belgium in the same sentence as Hitler or Stalin, all though this scumbag is on the same level as the other two lunatics. He slaughtered between 10-15 million people in Congo. Why is this not common knowledge and a topic in […]
I love maps! When I was a kid I could spend hours infront of various maps, dreaming of where I would travel as an adult. Here we have maps of a different kind, and they are just as interesting.Countries Not Using the Metric System How many countries do not use the metric system other than […]
I have said it a million times before, just because I’m Anti Trump doesn’t mean I’m pro democratic party, it just means that I’m a decent human being that think voting for the democrats is the lesser of two evils right now…
Holy fucking shit the day is finally here. Let’s talk about the “silent majority” the Trumpanzees think are gonna rise up and vote en masse to keep the apricot assmonkey in power to usher in the apocalypse. Because it was on this day fifty-one years ago the term silent majority was popularized by another really shitty president.
The book Disproving Christianity By David G. McAfee cover the Bible’s incest dilemma. The dilemma comes from the inherent contradiction that comes from the Bible’s simultaneous condemnation of incest, and its reliance upon it. Here’s an excerpt from this section of the book: Adam and Eve were the only two people on earth, and they […]