It’s wonderful when the bully loses! This week the guys are k-k-kicking open the door on two memorable times from the 1950s when KKK Grand Dragon James “Catfish” Cole was publicly humiliated by the intended targets of his racist harassment. Feel free to engage in plenty of schadenfreude this week, as we revel in the power of organized resistance!
A petty man wants to build a wall. So, what else is new? This week, the guys explore the history of Spite Fences, with a particular focus on the most famous one. Erected by Charles Crocker on San Francisco’s Nob Hill in the late 1800s, this 40-foot-tall monstrosity was built for the express purpose of ruining his neighbor’s (Nicholas Yung) […]
Mary had two little hands, little hands, little hands, Mary had two little hands, with skin all rife with poo. And everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went, Everywhere that Mary went, she’d surely sicken you! That’s right! This week, the guys are on the trail of Typhoid Mary, the infamous carrier of typhoid fever before medical science […]
Empires, amirite? There’s nothing like an international pissing contest to stoke the fires of patriotism. There’s also nothing new about world powers finding it impossible to back down, even when the cause of conflict is completely stupid. This week, the guys jump whole hog back to the time that the US and Britain came to the brink of war over the […]
Oh, the tangled web we weave…when we con millions of people out of their money, promising heavenly rewards to them while quietly enriching ourselves and avoiding taxes. Isn’t that how the saying goes? This week, the guys explore the glorious tragedy that was Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, two of the most successful (and corrupt) televangelists of all time. Have […]
What would history be without a healthy dose of misogyny? Thanks to men, we will never know! Fortunately, some women have been such badasses that their stories cut through the static and inspire us even today. This week, the guys highlight one such heroine, the incomparable Nellie Bly–a journalist, activist, traveller and business magnate who shattered the glass ceiling in […]
Ah, Christmas time! It’s a wonderful season of giving, making memories, and co-opting pagan celebrations to quash any religious expression that isn’t Christian! This week, the guys strap on some skis and slide headlong down the slippery slope of the origins of Christmas. You should be sitting down for this one, preferably in front of a warm fire, eggnog in […]
Think 2018 invented the Year of the Woman? Think again. Women have been kicking ass and taking names since before time began. This week, the guys slip into a toga and travel back to the Roman Empire of the 4th Century, where Hypatia of Alexandria exploded the cultural idea of what a woman ought to be, earning a place for […]
Take me out to the ball game! Throw hot dogs at my head! Knife me and kiss me and scream at me. I won’t care, cuz the beer’s almost free! Yes, it’s Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland, Where thousands of fans broke the law; Its a nightmare for normal folks, But a dream for Kavanaugh!