A microphone is a good enough platform for getting back at people, but an entire recording studio is even better. Popular music is littered with songs getting back at an ex lover, from Waylon Jennings to Taylor Swift, but a fair number of the tracks you know by heart are actually clap-backs to the people in the mixing booth or the record label offices.
From trolls and griefers, to crashing virtual funerals and spreading digital plagues, we look at online gamers ruining everyone else’s fun in the first of our series We Can’t Have Nice Things.
Mel Brooks said it best, “It’s good to be the king.” From glass delusion to the missing Romanov children to what will happen when Queen Elizabeth dies.
Small things can have reverberating effects on history, both good and bad. In 1453, the great walled city of Constantinople, which had withstood sieges for 1,100 years, fell to the Ottomans…because someone left the door open.
Hop on down the bunny trail as we examine the origins of some beloved Easter traditions and teach the goyim a little about Pesach.
In the age of bigger, better, faster, more, it’s easy to default to thinking that we invented everything, that the complex things that make up our lives couldn’t have existed in the times we view as primitive. Oh, how wrong we are.
We dip our toes into the deep water of “the first woman to…” with pilots, daredevils, doctors, and athletes.
There exists a small deserted town, which has been seized by eminent domain and condemned by the state. Why would an entire town that once housed over a thousand residents be shuttered? Because the ground under their feet was on fire.
Take, for example, George Washington’s youthful proclamation on the lumberjacking of his father’s cherry tree – “I cannot tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet.” It’s one of the first presidential facts American children learn in elementary school. The trouble is, that story is a complete fabrication.
Gutenberg may have gotten all the press, but he wasn’t the first to use movable type. Think you know the first video game or who was the first to fly across the Atlantic? Listen in and see!