In Spain, history doesn’t mean what it used to

It’s a sad time in world affairs, as more than 400 years of history and tradition are being thrown away.

After a close election, the population of a tiny Spanish village has decided to change its name. It will no longer be known as Castrillo Matajudios, or, in English, Fort Kill the Jews.

Let us mourn this loss. But at the same time, let us celebrate America’s greatness, which stands in stark contrast to this depressing loss. Continue reading

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Florida’s growing immigration question

Florida is a diverse land, full of people from nations across the Earth. But my home state is grappling currently with what some are calling an illegal immigration problem, while others say those people are sorely misguided.

Yes, a war is being waged over the contentious issue of water lettuce.

I never thought I’d have to say that again. Continue reading

Nazis ruin World War II reenactment

Let me go crazy for a second and say what we’re all thinking: Nazis are terrible.

I know, but it’s true. When you’ve reached the level of success that I have, you can say these things without fear of the PC Police.

The problem is that Nazis are still turning up everywhere, including the places they’re least wanted. Continue reading

Swearing: The New Superpower

Good news has come out of Britain, for, what, the first time since Beatlemania?

Scientists there have done some research into the one of the most amazing phenomena humanity enjoys: swearing.

As it turns out, peppering your speech with curses can give you superpowers. Continue reading

Game of Bros

I enjoy the story in A Song of Ice and Fire (the book series on which the show Game of Thrones is based), but the writing makes me roll my eyes at times. George R.R. Martin has phrases and tones he loves to repeat. The one that probably irks me the most is ‘sweet sister’ which is the go-to term for Jaime and Tyrion to refer to Cersei.

It made me start wondering what a good analog would be for them to refer to each other, back when they were all one big happy family, so books one and two, or the first two seasons of the TV show.

The rules: it has to be alliterative, and it has to be ironic (even Jaime would struggle to find a way to describe Cersei in a way that would cast her as sweet) while sounding complimentary on its face. Continue reading