Category Archives: History

History at all levels, not just not my past or nostalgic musings.

1996: Australia’s enough is enough moment

I’ve forgotten how many shooting sprees the US has had just this year but 25 years ago, the Aussies had what was their worst on the Island of Tasmania. After that, they reformed their gun laws and now being gunned … Continue reading

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RIP Walter Mondale

I’m glad to see that most of the stories about the former veep’s passing focused on how he changed the role instead of the alleged trouncing he received from St. Reagan in 1984. This is what I hope he will also … Continue reading

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1971: Charles Manson convicted

Vincent Bugliosi did a helluva’ job putting this shitbag and his followers away. Too bad he wasn’t around to nail OJ, the Juice could’ve been neighbors with Charlie. However, the infatuation Americans have had with the man is bewildering to … Continue reading

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Generational stereotypes of the past

As you can see, friction between the young and older people is as old as History itself but the cartoon is a funny take even if it’s inaccurate. Knocking people’s codpieces while wearing those funky shoes that can be several … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Post-It Notes®

What makes Romy & Michele’s lie about inventing this product even funnier is that it made its debut in 1980 so Post-It Notes were already conspicuous when the duo graduated from high school in 1987. A big thank you to … Continue reading

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1841: President Harrison dies

William Harrison started off as the oldest person to be elected president in American history, 68 (a spring chicken compared to St. Reagan, Orange Foolius & Grampa’ Brunch) and the first Whig. Within a month, being the first to die … Continue reading

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1991: Life was pretty rough after graduation

Do I ever regret going to university and the debt it accrued? Despite having a profession in which a degree is nice but not mandatory…only a little. A good chunk of the Mills and younger Gen Xrs I work alongside … Continue reading

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Apple is now 45

I went through my archives and whoops! Forgot to mention it when Apple turned 40. Doesn’t matter. The “little fruit company” has gone from the crazy indy up against IBM to the struggling David against the Microsoft Goliath to now … Continue reading

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1971: Starbucks begins

Hard to believe that a little coffee shop started by some college buddies would go on to dominate America. These days though, Howard Schultz has tried to revise the narrative into it being him who made it all happen. Not … Continue reading

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Et tu crouton?

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One year of officially being in a Pandemic

Hmm. I must be too self-involved. I was rejoicing my refinancing finally going through on this date last year. The UN-led body made it official on this day while Orange Foolius and other GOP morons kept trying to downplay its … Continue reading

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1981: Walter Cronkite retires from CBS News Hour

I grew up with him being a rather constant presence on TV, especially when visiting my Grandma’s house, preferred him over the competition…I think Barbara Wah Wah on ABC and John Chancellor/David Brinkley on NBC. Walter definitely had a pretty … Continue reading

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Orange Foolius escapes justice again

I’ll keep it short. Why did the Democrats bother? Even my cats know the GOP will put their party and power before America. Also remember, blow jobs from your mistress and lying about that is a high crime, not conspiring … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s birthday is a holiday I miss

Today is a day I miss being in grade school. Sure the weather around this time in Illinois sucked because February is Winter’s last big push to be awful but there were two things to look forward to. First was … Continue reading

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Farewell Larry Flynt

Honestly. I hadn’t thought about Flynt in years and could’ve sworn he died earlier since he had been “quiet” throughout Orange Foolius’ reign. I was never a fan of his publication(s), strip clubs or brand in general because they were … Continue reading

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