Delightfully bizarre Japanese illustrated history of America from 1861

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Basketball is actually Canadian

Yep; basketball is actually Canadian… 🙂

Old Life

With all the recent talk about birthright citizenship, one that has bearings on infant baptism, I am at a loss about basketball. Is it Canadian, Presbyterian, or American? It depends on how we categorize the game’s creator.

But do you know that the inventor of basketball was a Presbyterian?

His name was James Naismith. Born in Canada on November 6, 1861 in a town no longer in existence, James and his four brothers and sisters grew up in difficult circumstances. His Scotch parents had emigrated from Scotland to Canada, but died after a few years in their new country, leaving James and his brothers and sisters to be reared by a strict uncle. They moved a few times, with James always being involved in sports, like rugby, soccer, football, lacrosse and gymnastics. He would graduate from McGill University in Montreal as well as earning a diploma from the…

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“The Curvature of Constitutional Space: What Lawyers Can Learn from Modern Physics”

Aah, yes, exactly what every girl needs

Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar

Bring back the DOUCHE.
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The advert in the page before designed for “real hard wear”and includes no fewer than 6 attachments and a carry case, I can only assume to bring it on sleepovers. Innocent 1930s sleepovers. It even runs on AC, what a marvelous application of the (still-living) Tesla’s legacy. I would love to know his opinion of these massagers.

“exceptional power”
“flexible shaft”
“robust, on sound engineering lines”

The 1930s, ladies and goys.

By all means, let’s go back to 40s or 50s.

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Giant inflatable colon stolen in Kansas

Aw man, I hate when that happens! 😉

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Someone has snatched a giant, inflatable colon used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer.

The University of Kansas Cancer Center said Friday in a news release that it was stolen from a pickup bed in Brookside.

Surgical oncologist John Ashcraft says colon cancer is a tough subject for many to talk about and the giant inflatable colon is a great conversation starter.

It is 10 feet-long, weighs 150 pound and is valued at $4,000.