Category: Eras & Epocs

Miniseries Review: The Men Who Built America (History Channel)

Summary: If you are looking for a good historical docudrama about vision, grit, determination, and an abundance of moral dillemmas, greater-good scenarios, and hard choices, you might enjoy The Men Who Built America.  It focuses mainly on the enormous and world-changing contributions of 4 entrepreneurs: Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and […]

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Japanese Ninja-Samurai-Shogun-era Fart Battle Scroll (He-Gassen)

Every culture seems to have had their own expression of “toilet humor”, including fart jokes, since the dawn of time.  Martin Luther famously published his Depictions of the Papacy (1545) in which peasants fart on the Pope Paul III in response to a papal bull.  It’s not surprising then to find the Japanese, masters of so […]

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