June 20, 1248: University of Oxford receives its Royal charter, and immediately begins to talk smack about Cambridge. 1837: Queen Victoria is crowned; her 67-year reign will see vast social, political, and economic changes, as well as the construction of some really fancy train stations. 1863: West Virginia becomes the 35th state after fifty counties […]
Today In History: June 19
1464: Louis XI of France forms a postal service, and French dogs rejoice. 1865: The end of slavery is announced in Texas; 150 years later, America totally has this race thing under control. 1896: Wallis Simpson, the Queen’s second-least favorite divorcee, is born. 1973: Dammit, Janet, the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” stage production opens in […]
No Being Black/Black Beings Allowed
View image | gettyimages.com The shooting in Charleston, SC at the Historic Emanuel AME Church has sent the nation reeling. There are folks who are shocked at this, calling it incomprehensible. The truth is, it is very understandable. It’s a result of centuries of hate. It is not new. It is not “confusing.” The […]
You Can Pry My Butter From My Cold Dead Hands.
I eat butter. No, I don’t mean, I put butter on bread. I mean “I eat butter.” As a functioning (?) adult member of society, I readily admit I know I’m not supposed to be eating butter. I usually go the more socially acceptable route of smearing huge gobs of it on bread or toast […]
The Revolution is Coming
Brace yourself, bitches.