Archive for ‘history’

November 10, 2019

Why do Americans vote on Tuesday? Nobody knows

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It made sense in 1845, but this is 2019 and American employers are allowed to fire their employees if they take off work to cast their ballot.

You smell that? Smells like bullshit.

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November 9, 2019

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip….

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November 9, 2019

Strange answers to the psychopath test

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Still one of the most unsettling TED talks I’ve ever seen. On so many levels.

November 9, 2019

If you’re under 40, you’ll never pass this quiz.

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Hell, I’m near 50 and a couple of these things surprised me.

November 4, 2019

“Waiter, I need more ice!”

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Starts at 30 seconds in.

October 30, 2019

One-Liner Wednesday — #41

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“I dunno if you know this but the word ‘testify’ actually comes from the ancient Roman practice of Roman men, when they were in court swearing an oath, they had to clutch their testicles. It’s true! And it does work, actually, I’ve found, because if you clutch a bloke’s testicles quite hard, he swears an oath. It’s brilliant!”

— Jo Brand

Image result for kiwi fruit looks like testicles

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October 8, 2019

…is worth a thousand words

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October 5, 2019

Samurai warriors were actually kinda gross

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September 28, 2019

Sugar, white gold, serial killer

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We currently engage in horribly unhealthful lifestyles, spend a deplorable amount of time and money on damage control, and then shrug and call it life. Sugar used to be so rare that an orange was a Christmas treat. Diabetes and tooth decay used to be rare, too.

They still are in communities without sugar, but those communities are as rare as a Christmas orange.

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September 21, 2019

The America I grew up in

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Monkey bars set in concrete? Check!

Tall metal slide that seared my thighs? Check!

Tossed around a station wagon during a car accident? Check!

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