Monthly Archives: November 2013

I’d Mail This To You But …

… I don’t have an Address.

Wah. Wah. Wahhhhh.

Ahem.  Yes, so.  November 19 marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg.  Unfortunately, that falls on a workday so I had to go up over the weekend instead of the actual date.  It was pretty quiet but the NPS volunteer said they were estimating about 8,000 people would come on the date itself, when all the events happen that I will miss.  This also means that I missed Ken Burns (KEN BURNS!) who will be there on Tuesday signing books or something.

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Happy Veterans Day

Is it Veterans’ (possessive plural), Veteran’s (possessive singular), or Veterans (as in, the day of Veterans)?

Wearing poppies on November 11 is a British/Commonwealth tradition to remember all their veterans of World War I, inspired by the poem In Flanders Field.  This day was also known as Armistice Day pretty universally until after the Korean War.  At that point, America had to be different (because MURRICA) and changed the day to remember all veterans who have served.  This is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which remembers everyone who died in service. Continue reading

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Nazi Art Stash Found in Munich

STOP THE PRESSES.  This is like, woah!

Ok, let me back up a little bit.

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