Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 24, 2006

Carnival of Bad History!

Here’s a belated notice that the Carnival of Bad History #9 has been posted at World History Blog. Enjoy!

Shades of Lysistrata!

One of the things that I remember most about my A.P. English course in high school is the time that we all read Aristophane’s Lysistrata. This play, as you may or may not remember, is a comedy taking place during the Peloponnesian War. The plot, boiled down to its essence, entails a plan by which…

I realize that PZ and Skeptico have already posted this, but it’s just too hilarious for me, as a bit of a connoisseur of pareidolia, to pass up, regardless of who might have posted about it before. We’ve seen Jesus in many strange places, even on toast, but I bet you’ve never seen Him appear…