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Surprise That Columbus Day Is Even Around Anymore To Discuss Abolishing

I’ve been seeing a lot of discussion recently about abolishing Columbus Day. I definitely understand the arguments; Columbus was a monster. I’m just kind of surprised that there is even a Columbus Day to argue against. I didn’t know there … Continue reading

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Did You Know Christopher Columbus Predicted The Apocalypse?

Did you know that Christopher Columbus predicted the apocalypse? The most recent failed apocalypse prediction got me interested in other predictions and I found a list on Wikipedia detailing well over a hundred different major failed predictions (as well as … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Is The Day We Celebrate Flip Wilson

Columbus Day is the day we celebrate the comedy of Flip Wilson, right? I can’t remember anything else being involved. It seems like there might be more to the day, and/or some kind of controversy, but all I remember is … Continue reading

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My Way Of Celebrating Columbus Day: Listening To Everyone Complain About Columbus Day

When I was a kid, I didn’t really know how to celebrate Columbus Day. I don’t remember whether or not we got off school that day, but beyond that I had no idea how to celebrate. However, I’ve got a … Continue reading

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America Should Stop Doing That.

I’m sure everyone remembers the old joke: A guy goes into a doctor’s office.  “Doctor, Doctor…it hurts when I do this,” he says as he moves some part of his body.  “Well,” the Doctor responds, “don’t do that.”  The problem?  … Continue reading

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You Know What I Feel Like? Giving Historical Figures Inappropriate Nicknames

You know what I feel like today?  I feel like giving historical figures nicknames that are utterly inappropriate to them.  Perhaps even insulting.  Hopefully even insulting, though I’ll have to work pretty hard to insult dead people. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Why Memorize Real Quotes For Famous People? Just Make Some Up.

One of my friends had a game where he’d make up a quote for somebody famous, pass it off as the real thing, and then see if anybody noticed.  I caught him when he ripped off the Socrates “I drank … Continue reading

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