When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out.
1939 Kansas Wheat…
holy fuck that’s the cutest marketing scheme i’ve ever heard of
'buy our flour it's going to make the nicest bread and the sweetest dress!’
yes thank you ok sold
So we were sitting in class today
and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,
"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"
And the whole class just went
and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”
The real question is: Has anyone figured out the optimal viewing order of HBOWar?
There are a few options:
A. Chronological release order - Band of Brothers, Generation Kill, The Pacific.
B. Chronological historical order - The Pacific, Band of Brothers, Generation Kill.
C. Chronological historical order, per episode.
All of them have certain pros and cons (option A has more cons than it does pros, I’ll admit).
What’s optimal, here?
C. Guadalcanal/Leckie, Basilone, Melbourne, Currahee, Day of Days, Carentan, Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika, Replacements, Peleliu Landing, Peleliu Airfield, Peleliu Hills, Crossroads, Bastogne, The Breaking Point, The Last Patrol, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Why We Fight, Points, Home. Then all of Generation Kill
Today is Copernicus’s 541st birthday. You may remember Copernicus as the man who said “Hey, what if the Earth went around the sun?” To which the Catholic Church replied “Hey, what if we set you on fire?”
except that it’s not true. pope clement vii was delighted by the theory and asked to know more about it. the church published no official opinion on heliocentrism for 70 years. and copernicus died of apoplexy and poor health aged 70 and was buried in a cathedral.
Sergeant Stubby, so named for his lack of a tail, was a stray pitbull found wandering Yale campus by some soldiers there during drill.
"He learned the bugle calls, the drills, and even a modified dog salute as he put his right paw on his right eyebrow when a salute was executed by his fellow soldiers."
He was smuggled into WW1 by a soldier, and allowed to stay when he saluted the man who would later become his commanding officer.
He was sent to the trenches where he was under constant enemy fire for over a month. He was wounded in the leg by a German hand grenade, sent to a hospital to convalesce, then returned to the front lines…
After being wounded in a gas attack, Stubby developed such a sensitivity that he would run and bark and alert the other soldiers of incoming gas attacks AND artillery attacks precious seconds before they occurred, saving countless lives. A canine early warming system.
He would go into no man’s land, find wounded men, shouting in English, And stay with them, barking, until medics arrived.
He once captured a German spy.
The spy, mapping out Allied trenches, tried to call to Stubby, but Stubby got aggressive and then chased down and attacked the spy when he attempted to flee, allowing Allied soldiers to capture him.
For this he was awarded the rank of Sergeant- the first dog to do so.
After helping the Allies retake Château-Thierry in France, Sergeant Stubby was sewn a uniform by the women of the town, on which to wear his many medals.
He went on to meet multiple Presidents, dignitaries and ambassadors and become the mascot of Georgetown University football.
There is nothing about this that is not magical.
HIS NAME IS SERGEANT STUBBY
this needs to be a movie
not the cutesy Disney kind, the badass kind
#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
Okay, guys, Cleopatra was from the Ptolemaic period in Egypt. The Ptolemaic dynasty were Greek in origin - not Egyptian. It’s pretty unlikely she even looked Egyptian as the Ptolemies practiced a high degree of incest - brother often married sister, so there was no (or very little if there was any) outside local blood getting into the gene pool. Not everything is white-washing.
A) As Cass said, Cleopatra was Greek in origin, and the result of a couple centuries of inbreeding among Ptolemy’s descendants. Therefore, it is more than reasonable to assume she would be what we call today “white.”
B) Continuing on from that point, ancient Egyptians were not sub-Saharan African (what we call “black.”) Current scholarship is largely in agreement that they were part of a greater Nilotic ethnic group, with variances in skin colour. Ancient Egyptian art suggests that they had darker skin without being black.
C) The comparison of statues’ quality is an irrelevant and idiotic argument. None of us know exactly why a certain archaeological remain is in its current state. Everything decays eventually, and in the case of statues, the more exposed parts like the nose, fingers, or fine accoutrements are the first to go. To blame any destruction on European colonization is juvenile. If you really think any statue missing a nose is the result of a European’s temper tantrum, wake the fuck up to reality.
Just to add to the discussion about the broken noses and the like:
First off— that statue being pulled from the water? That came from Cleopatra’s palace that sunk around 450 CE into the Mediterranean and was not re-discovered until very recently. So that statue was sitting in an ocean well before European explorers and archeologists came into the area. The sinking also pre-dates the notion of race and white supremacy.
Secondly— records of the missing nose on the sphinx and theories as to where the nose went and who took it off started in the 15th century. The Arab historian, Al-Maqrizi who wrote in the 15th century stated that the nose was taken off by a local Muslim ruler because it was a pagan object. This is called Iconoclasm!
Speaking of Iconoclasm! It was a common thing in the Egyptian area after the fall of the Roman Empire. Taking off the nose of a leader or a god was the best way to deface an item that was seen as heretical and a pagan object of worship (the pharaohs of Egypt were considered gods.) You can also see this type of iconoclasm in the temples around Egypt. Coptic Christians ended up using many of the temples in order to worship the Christian god in a Muslim area. If you take a look at the walls of these temples you’ll notice that the forms of many of the gods were carefully chipped away until all that remains are outlines of the old deities. Here are some examples that I personally took (as I have actually been to Egypt) as well as some from online :
Coptic place of worship in a temple:
HHow about a giant hand that fell off over the years of wear and tear
It would also be prudent to remember that Cleopatra was a conquered Queen. Emperor Augustus, a man who waged a political warfare rife with propaganda against her and the barbarian East, created a united Italy/Rome against Egypt and Cleopatra. It is entirely possible that her nose was smashed off by someone from that time period who did not much like her, given how much propaganda Augustus churned out against her.
Or, you know, wear and tear given the fact that Egypt, even during its Ptolemaic dynasty, is really fucking old.
Agree totally with Mara above, people just need to not jump to conclusions.