We recently covered some of the strange theories of pseudohistory, and it turns out that those fringe historians aren’t alone. From the modern-day Atlantis to nuclear war on Mars, there’s some truly weird stuff out there.
Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoy’s death, Canadian folks have been “Spocking” the hell out of the five dollar bill that features a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Sir Wilfrid now sports, on certain bills at least, pointy ears, the signature Vulcan haircut and eyebrows and Spock’s mantra “Live long and prosper.”
Here’s a familiar scenario: You carefully compose a witty comment on the Internet, post it, and immediately have some jerk pop up to correct your grammar. Most of us hate these pedants with a passion and even equate them with Nazis.
Whoa...no one suspects the Apostrophe Protection Society!
These designs have been bouncing around for a couple of years. If only they were actually for sale! Apparently they are not. I think they were designed by a David Ward although it may have been that his role was only to find a retail home for them. It seems highly probable that the designs elicited some unwanted legal attention, that would be my guess. Oh well!
For most of history, only those of aristocratic stock stood a chance of achieving political clout, much less becoming a king or queen. But sometimes, just sometimes, a humble person of common blood could rise to hold incredible power.
For one of these, at first I thought a literal cabbage had been named and made czar.
The show Germania sprawls across the building's several stories. Photo: courtesy of Team Germania Berlin's art academy, the Universität Der Künste (UDK), will stage a performative exorcism of its World War II past.
Do Nazi demons really enjoy hanging out in art galleries?
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Seems there's also a lot of risque nurse movies...who knew that was a genre?
Wookiees and Bea Arthur? Luke Skywalker and Harvey Korman? Singing and dancing and storm troopers? If George Lucas had his way, no one would remember, but yes, Virginia, there was a Star Wars Holiday Special.
I remember seeing this as a kid. For a long time I never heard of it again...and now I know why.
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