Posts Tagged with "history"

AMC Black History Month

February 10th, 2015 at 5:20 pm by Doug
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Thanks, AMC, for Sunday night’s gut-wrenching episode of The Walking Dead!

AMC Was like: Happy Black History Month

Puerto Rico Stole its Flag From a Comic Book

April 9th, 2014 at 5:25 pm by Mark
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Just to debunk the popular Facebook meme…

"The Moment You Realize He's Really Captain Puerto Rico."  Captain America: Designed in 1941.  Puerto Rico Flag: Designed in 1952.  That moment you realize... Puerto Rico stole their flag from a Comic Book.

Most Hated Man in Irish History?

March 17th, 2014 at 5:27 pm by Mark
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Oliver Cromwell is undoubtedly one of the most infamous characters in the history of the British Isles. None will deny that the man was only just short of if the very definition of genocidal, having killed nearly 300,000 people in Scotland and Ireland, with nearly double that amount dying after the wars and massacres due to illness and starvation. And despite those figures, depending who you ask, the man could be a revered hero, a feared dictator or even a reviled traitor.

That makes this image a perfect illustration of the remarkably fine line between funny and clever. Context is key, right?

Oliver Cromwell: My potatoes bring all the micks to the yard and they're like, that famine was hard. Damn right, that famine was hard. I could feed you, but you'll have to starve...

Cellphone Ancestry

February 26th, 2013 at 5:16 pm by Mark
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The adolescent phone snickered for hours when the elder cellphone told him about his great-great-grandfather’s massive crank…

Cellphone: "That's right, dead, our ancestors had tails."

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Need History Tutoring?

October 28th, 2012 at 5:16 pm by Mark
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I’ll bet all that Tudoring, especially in the name of Edward VI, really pissed off Queen Mary I…