Posts Tagged ‘things that I don’t like’

Civil War Myths

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Nothing steams me more than when people re-write history for their own nefarious purposes. Sure, much of history is subjective, and it generally is written by the victors, but some things are just flat-out truths. Facts are facts.

That’s why I enjoyed this Washington Post article: “Five myths about why the South seceded.”

Because as we get closer to April and the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter we’re going to see more of this revisionist bullshit.

Insect Food

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

I know this idea makes sense on a rational level, but still, yuk: “Insects could be the key to meeting food needs of growing global population.”

Key quote:

“We’re looking at ways of grinding the meat into some sort of patty, which would be more recognisable to western palates.”

Recognizable, but I’ll take a burger, thanks!