The Dogs (and inventions) of War

The Dogs (and inventions) of War

3,150 soldiers and 54,000 pigeons made up the United States Army Pigeon Service, from 1917 to 1957, who delivered messages with an astounding 90 percent success rate.  One American pigeon known as G.I. Joe, no joke, even received a medal for gallantry after delivering...
Moral Panic! at the Disco

Moral Panic! at the Disco

 In the mid-18th century, American church officials spoke out vehemently against the work of founding father and inventor Benjamin Franklin.  They called him a heretic and said he would bring destruction upon them all. One pastor even blamed Franklin for invoking...
The Devil Made Me Do It

The Devil Made Me Do It

    CW: lots of murder In 2012, a man in Atlanta shot the husband of a co-worker he was allegedly having an affair with.  Rusty Sneiderman had just dropped his young son off at the Dunwoody Day Care when he was murdered by Hemy Neuman.  Neuman’s lawyers...
Freaks!

Freaks!

“We told you we had living, breathing monstrosities. You laughed at them, yet but for the accident of birth, you might be even as they are! They did not ask to be brought into the world, but into the world they came.”  Thus begins a movie such as had never...
Twinsies, part 2

Twinsies, part 2

CW: medical anomalies involving kids.  You know I never shy away, but it’s October, so the glove are coming off today! On Easter Monday morning, in the village of Biddenden in Kent, tea, cheese and loves of bread are handed out to widows and old folks from the window...
Against All Odds – Military

Against All Odds – Military

Some people were born to lead.  You can keep your General Pattons, your Napoleons, Ghengis Kahns and Hannibals; they can’t hold a candle to Jan Zizik.  He was such a mighty and effective commander, leading peasants farmers against numerically superior professional...