The Academy Awards this year, like other years, are going to the British. But does the Isle across the Pond deserve it? Has it ever such praise deserved?
a tale by Candy Korman The men were celebrating. Pushing the Americans back at Queenston Heights on the Niagara front was, no doubt, a decisive moment in the combat, but there was no telling what turns the war would take.
“A snake of the diamond kind has been lately killed at Blackwattle swamp, the length of which was 10 feet 4 inches, and its largest circumference five inches.” the Sydney Gazette reported on January 4th, 1812. A woodcutter was going about his business, when he turned around and saw the “monstrous” creature. Naturally the woodcutter was […]
7 January 1812 opened the sixth session of the fourth parliament of the United Kingdom. Significant debates were held concerning constitutional change, including Catholic Emancipation, and changes to Parliament itself.
2nd of January, 1812. London was the world’s financial capital, and “Boldero and Lushington” were one of the biggest and best known financial firms in 19th century London. The firm started in 1738, under the name of “Thomas Miners.” In 1742, when Charles Boldero joined the firm, it became “Miners and Boldero.” As the Boldero […]
John Skelton was apprenticed to a gunsmith. He had a big future ahead of him.
But Mr. Skelton soon found he was a wanted man.
Human rights seem to be falling out of favor. I’ve heard old men deride them, as if they were some new legislative fashion akin to political correctness or “austerity” with their pensions. Recent events in Europe, with the so-called European Court of Human Rights, have tried to bend the meaning of “human rights” in that […]
Our brave hero, the Ambitious Candidate (who was exploring the Sea of Jobs for a New Opportunity), was travelling from Interview Bay to FollowupLand, on the Career Peninsula, when his ship (the HJS Network) was blown off course by a barrage of unexpected questions.
This Christmas, you may be hearing rumors that Santa Claus was invented to sell Coca Cola. Well, Christmas is much older the Republican Party. It’s even older than the Pope. The Founding Fathers inherited the tradition from the European ancestors, but in 1776 Washington’s army had little to celebrate.
Paul from Belgium keeps telling me that eggs are dangerous. I never believed him, as he enjoys crepes and cakes of all kinds. However, the following story from 1897 (printed in the St. Louis Republic in and reprinted in the Norfolk Virginian) proves that, in 19th century America at least, eating eggs could be deadly.