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“A mischievous youngster named Wood Declared that he wouldn’t be good Till his father one day With a shingle they say [...]“ Fill in the last line. Back in 1910, the Los Angeles Herald held a contest to finish that … Continue reading
Whatever you say about Chavez, one thing is certain. He won elections. He was popular. He is genuinely mourned. In other words, his people loved him. That may not be true for all his people. Some voted against him, and, … Continue reading
With Valentines coming soon, many men are looking for the perfect gift for their sweethearts. But, some of history’s most noteworthy men spent the day without a sweetheart, and perhaps were too busy to even think about finding one. So … Continue reading
(A Republican fight against free trade and an out of control financial industry) Because Do you remember 1893-4 — the free soup houses, bank failures, thousands of men out of work and the bread line? Do you remember at this … Continue reading
The Kuleshov experiment can be used to test an individual’s historical knowledge or political leaning. It can also be used to cast actors. It’s more than just about proving the value of editing. Continue reading
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky. But that was over 200 years ago. Accents change over time, so there’s no attempt in the video to emulate a Kentucky accent. Lincoln’s best known speech was the Gettysburg Address. Four score and … Continue reading
On CNN, Timothy Stanely compared Bush Junior to Harry Truman. Both Presidents left office with low approval ratings, both supposedly fought what seemed like unpopular wars (Truman in Korea, Bush in Iraq), yet both had “a gentle, honest personality that … Continue reading
I often wonder why the so-called tea party keeps talking about “the past 100 years.” Do they see Woodrow Wilson’s election as the beginning of the downfall of America? Or are they still talking about William Howard Taft’s election, four … Continue reading
For at least 200 years, Americans have had a national day of prayer. Ironically, this “day of prayer” tradition seems to have been started by a man who is known as a bullwark of the seperation of church and state. … Continue reading