State of the Empire Union

I forget the details, but apparently when the Roman empire was in its decline, the Senate would do these creepy rituals where they’d get together and shout about how great the Emperor was, exhausting themselves repeating a single sentence dozens of times. I wonder if, centuries from now, the State of the Union will look [Read More...]

Why they should really rename the second half of the Middle Ages

So a couple of my friends on Facebook shared a Cracked.com article titled, “6 Ridiculous Myths About the Middle Ages Everyone Believes.” I clicked on it, and immediately noticed the first item, “Scientific Progress Was Dead,” wasn’t exactly a myth. Here’s what the article says: [Read more...]


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