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October is over. That means the merciful end of pumpkin beer season, thank higher powers that may or may not exist. It also means the end of daylight savings, which is bad but I’ll take the deal if I don’t see any more pumpkin beer. It also ushers in “National Conversation on How to Make […]

Undergarments in History

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On August 7, 2014
I’m a bit skeptical of crediting World War I as the primary reason for the decline of the corset and rise of the bra. Usually things like this have multifaceted causes and I highly doubt that without World War I, flappers and Depression-era women would be wearing corsets. That said, this is an interesting discussion […]

Memorial Day

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On May 26, 2014

Another Decoration Day, another day to remember the Union crushing southerners committing treason to defend slavery. Two best tweets of this Memorial Day: The creation of Arlington National Cemetery i

World War I

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On January 26, 2014

As we reach the centennial of World War I’s commencement, it’s hard for me to see it as anything but one of the stupidest events in modern history. And I use the word “stupid”

Tarred and Feathered

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On October 15, 2013

Tarring and feathering has vague connotations of American revolutionaries standing up to Tory oppression or something. Well, here is what tarring and feathering is really like. John Meints, a German-A

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