It’s a fashion face-off and there may be NO survivors!!!!!
Both painted in 1755, we have Anna Rosina de Gas’s “Michał Kazimierz Ogiński Grand Hetman of Lithuania” (left) and Pietro Rotari’s “Portrait of Carl Christian Joseph of Saxony” (right).
We don’t know if it’s all that church wine we drank, but we’re seeing double!!!
The only thing Michael has over Carl is that silly little elf man in the background, who is looking quite seksi himself.
Viet Army Recruitment, 06/02/1952
This poster is part of the series, Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, ca. 1950 - 1955. Can you help is translate it?
My mother says the translation is, roughly, “Join the army and learn a trade.”
Also, that guy looks like Dick Van Dyke.
This Memorial Day, we took a look back at how the U.S. soldier has evolved over the years. Did you know camouflage wasn’t introduced until the end of World War II?
A very smart piece by The Daily on the evolution of the soldier.
After seeing the trailer for Brave before The Avengers I turned to my friend and said: “There were no corsets in the Middle Ages.” As he pointed out it is just a Disney movie and it’s probably rife with many more anachronisms but that particularly common one always annoys me. I hate when “historical” romance novels have the wrong kind of corset on the cover (generally one from the Victorian era) because it really doesn’t take that much effort to know the right one. And, really, isn’t it common knowledge that stays didn’t come into play until the 1500s? Besides the whole “girl forced to wear a corset and it’s so uncomfortable” thing has been done to death so there was no need to inject it in a Medieval setting. I like that she doesn’t seem to pass out from it like most girls in this predicament at least.
Boys can be sooo unoriginal.
Check out these eerily similar paintings of Abbot Mangoldt Tiberius (left) and Abbot Vincentius Schwab (right).
At least throw on a splash of color, boys! You aren’t fooling anyone with those innocent white frocks!!
Sucks to be them!!!
Massachusetts has been granted a new royal charter by King William III. The charter unifies the Massachusetts Bay Colony with Plymouth Colony, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and many more. Most importantly, the charter extends the right to vote beyond just those of Puritan faith and grants freedom of worship for all Christians… except for Catholics. They’re still screwed.
This is a BIG step towards total religious tolerance, minus the whole Catholic thing.
Following this blog was a very good decision.
15 Years Ago Today…
Except for the stink of death, everything was neat and tidy. Police found no sign of struggle or even discomfort among the 39 corpses. Each member of the cult had followed the written instructions to “lay back and relax” after swallowing the phenobarbital-laced pudding chased with vodka… Continue Reading
I have this issue somewhere. It’s from my “I will save all of the Newsweeks! My children will thank me,” phase.