Category Archives: History

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

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

I finally finished a book! We all (including myself) thought I’d get a bunch read during Covid. No luck. I was really guilty of starting a few, then getting bogged down, forgetting to continue and then losing all the momentum … Continue reading

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1997: The Cartoon Network matures! Part 2: New shows!

The Header should be showing significant changes that reflect all the shows the Cartoon Network began to add and/or create year by year. In 1997, the channel was now home to brand new material created by the Hanna-Barbera Studio thanks … Continue reading

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Giving Italian-American History month a break for 2022

Since the Cartoon Network turning 30 was more fun I decided to table the traditional stuff about Italian Heritage and pizza. They’ll return in 2023 and hopefully I will have new, interesting people to write about. During the “off season,” … Continue reading

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1992: The Cartoon Network begins! Part 1: The salad years

Cartoon and Cable Television history were made on this day! Oddly, I was living in a market lucky enough to have it on day one. I used to feel the same way about the Sci-Fi Channel but everybody soured on … Continue reading

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Rot in Hell Ken Starr & Lowry Mays

Two more assholes who made Amerika the shit storm it is today finally died. The former most people know, he was the guy behind the vendetta to undo Slick Willie being elected twice. Starr had a special hard-on to get … Continue reading

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The Victims of Communism Museum opened this Summer

What a load of crap! I’m just grateful no tax dollars being pissed away on this right-wing masturbation hideout. However, should Herr DeSantis or the other qualified Fascists get installed, we can count on tax money going there along with … Continue reading

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I have very little sorrow for the Queen of England

Other than being one of the wealthiest people on welfare, her existence meant little… beyond showing how the US isn’t the only country against socio-political progress. I will never understand why so many Americans, especially women, get all caught up … Continue reading

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Farewell Mikhail Gorbachev

Given how poorly things are going in Russia and the former Soviet Republics, Gorbachev will often be remembered in a positive light, despite agreeing with Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. He also represented some major shifts over there which … Continue reading

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Biden’s student loan forgiveness is a pitiful start

Took Grampa’ Brunch long enough to do the bare fucking minimum on this issue. And right on cue, the Republicans, Corporate Shills and their Right-Wing Noise Machine ramped up their hollow, hypocritical counter point…never mind all the PPP loans they … Continue reading

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America’s Geritocracy gets strengthened

 Yesterday, the Democratic Party of Amerika demonstrated how much it really doesn’t give a crap about the future, or democracy, with its flawed primaries. To be fair, the ancient, NeoLiberal, Boomer-dominated faction is to blame, they’re known as the … Continue reading

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1977: Elvis found dead

Another weird moment from that Summer we were dumped off at Grandma’s while my parents were on vacation in Canada. Elvis Presley, the guy who ushered in the Rock n’ Roll Era, influenced millions, irritated even more parents and was … Continue reading

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1977: Enterprise makes its only (known) flight

Today is the day this month’s header is explained because I remember the event pretty clearly…it’s when NASA demonstrated their new space shuttle’s capability to glide in for a landing. What really sucked (and would suck) was how long America’s … Continue reading

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Domino’s Pizza closing its last 33 locations in Italy

What were they thinking in the first place? Of all the fast food chains to bring there, Domino’s is pretty low on the list, right along with Starbucks, Little Caesars and Olive Garden. In their defense, we could speculate that … Continue reading

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RIP David McCullough

Sad to hear the passing of David and it was weird to be notified via the mailing list of a publishing company. Normally I find out through Twitter or the newspaper sites. Still a major loss to the world because … Continue reading

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1932: Hoover orders MacArthur to finish off the Bonus Army

I know my birthday is a time for joy but I wanted to bring up the 90th anniversary of this horrendous event which demonstrates how little the American government, especially the Republicans, cares about its war vets. So whenever you … Continue reading

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