Confessions of a Seventh-Grade Texas History... →
Bobby Jackson has taught students in the Aransas County school district about the Plains Indians, the Battle of San Jacinto, and Spindletop since the state celebrated its sesquicentennial. How he does it bears no resemblance to the class I took when I was stuck in middle school.
Brainpickings - PLOTTO
Hey, that’s me! Also, the introduction to Plotto was written by LQ contributor, and jack-of-all-esoteric-trades, Paul Collins. thetinhouse: Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots by Michelle Legro The art of mechanized storytelling, or what a cardboard robot has to do with melodrama and Law & Order. You are an author about write a story. How shall it begin? Perhaps there is a single,...
17 Euphemisms for Sex From the 1800s →
Who wants to take a flyer with us? bbook: nevver: Amorous congress Basket-making Bread and butter Brush Clicket Face-making Blanket hornpipe Blow the grounsils Convivial society Take a flyer Green gown Lobster kettle Melting moments Pully hawly St. George A stitch Tiff more Into it.
Children should never, even in their earliest childhood, be humored because they...– Immanuel Kant, from “On Pedagogy,” 1803. The original Enlightenment mommy blogger.
Is Richard III buried under a parking lot? →
Grave-hunters will use radar technology to locate the remains of the controversial king, once thought to have been used, after his death, as a horse-cart.
If we must be enemies, let us be men and fight it out as we propose to do, and...– William T Sherman defends his complete destruction of Atlanta in 1864, which he began 148 years ago today.
Not a fan of Obamacare? Heal yourself with magic!
As candidates of both parties debate health care issues, sure to be a key part of the 2012 election, it might occur to you to turn to the Medicine issue of LQ. But did you know we’ve got you covered (pre-existing conditions welcome!) in Magic Shows, too? We’ve got: Daniel Mason on magic surgery performed with bare hands Colin Dickey on sympathetic magic that cures what ails you ...
11 Really Terrible 19th-Century Beauty Tips
Bathe once a week, never wash your face, find everlasting love—got it? mentalflossr: When Barkham Burroughs wrote his Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information in 1889, he devoted a full chapter to the “secrets of beauty,” and for good reason. To quote Burroughs, “If women are to govern, control, manage, influence and retain the adoration of husbands, fathers, brothers,...
“People wake up in the morning, they brush their teeth, flush the toilet,” said Askew. “They think it goes to the center of the earth.” If you happen to live within one particular 5,100-acre patch of the West Side of Manhattan, instead of going to the center of the earth, your waste flows to Askew’s extraordinary concrete cesspit: twenty-eight concrete acres suspended above more than two...