The mythos surrounding Guy Fawkes has gotten so diluted that even your average English hooligan probably can’t offer any more descriptive an explanation of the events surrounding the Gunpowder Plot than “Well he was this guy that tried to blow some stuff up, but didn’t,…
Archaeologists believe they may have found the lost bones of England’s King Richard III
BBC News: Archaeologists searching for the grave of Richard III have said ‘strong circumstantial evidence’ points to a skeleton being the lost king.
The English king died at the battle of Bosworth in 1485.
A dig under a council car park in Leicester has found remains with spinal abnormalities and a “cleaved-in skull” that suggest it could be Richard III.
Photo: Archaeologist Mathew Morris stands in the trench where he found skeleton remains during an archaeological dig to find the remains of King Richard III in Leicester, central England September 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Darren Staples)
If you are going to be in New York anytime between now and June 2013, you should go to see Tom Fruin’s Watertower in Brooklyn. Here is some more information and the origin of the photos. http://www.tomfruin.com/watertower.html
For McAllen, Texas, one man’s abandoned Walmart is another’s public library. It is the largest single-story public library in the country, at a size about equal to 2.5 football fields.
It’s officially summertime (Neil Degrasse Tyson said!) and that means that even as the days are now beginning to shorten again, there are plenty of sunlit days in our future. And, as much as we all love our solar system’s white-hot ball of continuously burning gas, too much of its attention is a…
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||All right, fine, your stupid embargo worked. We won’t levy any more taxes-|
|AMERICAN COLONIES:||Huzzah! Time to get drunk!|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||Except on tea.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||Get over it, it’s just tea. Seriously, where do you get this idea that you’re special and should never have to pay taxes? We hope that idea doesn’t go on to infect your political discourse centuries from now.|
|AMERICAN COLONIES:||We’re not buying your stupid tea.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||Are you being serious right now? What are you going to do, just stop drinking tea?|
|AMERICAN COLONIES:||Yes. We’ll drink coffee.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||Do you even know what that is?|
|AMERICAN COLONIES:||No, but we’ve heard it’s good and we’re feeling surly.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||Fine, whatever, we don’t even care what you do anymore.|
|BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY:||Actually, we are pretty much bankrupt, so you need to make them drink the tea.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||Oh, for—just drink the tea.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||Do it.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||Drink it.|
|AMERICAN COLONIES:||Fuck you.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||Drink it or we’ll punch you in the face.|
|AMERICAN COLONIES:||*Boston Tea Party*|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||What the hell?|
|AMERICAN COLONIES:||We heard it was Indians.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||That’s interesting, because we heard it was a bunch of colonists wearing paint and dressed in costumes that were remarkably similar to what a crowd of drunks who wanted to look like Indians would assemble if the only supplies they had were found in an alley behind a bar.|
|AMERICAN COLONIES:||You get all types in Boston.|
|BRITISH EMPIRE:||…*Coercive Acts*|
|AMERICAN COLONIES:||Oh, it is ON.|