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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Weirdo National Security Agency posters from the 1950s, 60s and 70s

quote [ I hope you kids are all as grateful for the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) as I am. Thanks to FOIA, we get to read, see and have access to all kinds of things that THE MAN never wanted us to see. He probably still doesn?t. But?fuck that noise, right? ]

This is a national security alert
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 18 June 2018

Afghanistan?s Last Buddhist Relics

quote [ It?s hard to believe that Afghanistan, a country torn by war and religious extremism, was once a peaceful Buddhist nation. Pilgrims from all over Central and South Asia came to this remote mountainous region, built monasteries and colossal statues, dug caves into the sandstone and meditated. ]

Buddha, was he where it's at? Is he where you are?
[SFW] [history] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:24amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 15 June 2018

Lighthouses of North America

quote [ Maps of lighthouses in the United States and Canada ]

A (heh heh) light post. Maps of most of the lighthouses with their histories. Interesting if you are a history buff or if you are on the coast. Also, some of the characters who manned them were a special breed.
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by Bob Denver@12:23amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 11 June 2018

What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire?

quote [ Donald Trump is reminiscent of Kaiser Wilhelm II, during whose reign the upper echelons of the German government began to unravel into a free-for-all. ]

Deep state? No, we're in deep shit.
[SFW] [history] [+6 Interesting]
[by hellboy@8:07pmGMT] [14 comments]

I Now Pronounce You Legally Null and Void

quote [ On archaic marriage laws?and those who found loopholes in them. ]

[SFW] [history] [+1 Underrated]
[by arrowhen@7:46pmGMT] [0 comments]



Early Modern Memes: The Reuse and Recycling of Woodcuts in 17th-Century English Popular Print

quote [ Expensive and laborious to produce, a single woodcut could be recycled to illustrate hundreds of different ballads, each new home imbuing the same image with often wildly diverse meanings. Katie Sisneros explores this interplay of repetition, context, and meaning, and how in it can be seen a parallel with the meme culture of today. ]

Without memes, I will die
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:27pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Hooked On Velcro

quote [ How Velcro became one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, despite simultaneously gaining an unfashionable reputation. ]

You need just enough of that sticky stuff
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:40amGMT] [1 comment]

The secrets of a diary written on floorboards

quote [ A hidden diary written by a French carpenter provides a rare insight into the private lives of villagers in the late 19th Century. ]

An open but dark secret in a French village. Could be a decent plot for a film.
[SFW] [history] [+6 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@1:38amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

TheFading Battlefields of World War I

quote [ This year will mark the passing of a full century since the end of World War I. Much of the battle-ravaged landscape along the Western Front has been reclaimed by nature, erasing the scars of the war. ]

Do we complain? Not we.
[SFW] [history] [+4 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:16amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 3 June 2018

The American Revolution?s Greatest Leader Was Openly Gay

quote [ Kicked out of his home country of Germany for his sexual orientation, ?Baron Von Steuben? was responsible for whipping the the U.S. military into shape when things were looking bleakest. ]

Valley Forge is still one of my favorite all time monuments to visit. They kind of gloss over a lot of his more *ahem* colorful exploits, but, it's made very clear that the US army had zero chance against the British without this guys training, organization, and military insights.
[SFW] [history] [+7 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@10:18pmGMT] [1 comment]



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