Tagged with history

Remember, Remember 11 September

To paraphrase a line from one of my favorite movies V for Vendetta, “Remember, remember the *11th of September*, the gunpowder treason and plot. Remember, remember the *11th of September*, I see no reason that the 11th of September should ever, ever be forgot”. I know, corny and a bit cut and pasted but after that movies release I’d always … Continue reading

The Legend of Lego

Two days ago on 12 August 2012 the Lego corperation celebrated it’s eightieth birthday! I don’t know why but before seeing that headline spread all over the internet I imagined that Legos had been around for much longer than that; probably because I remember my parents telling me about how they played with Legos growing … Continue reading

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day everyone! On this great day it is common for people to spend time with family, enjoy a nice summer day off, have a barbecue and pack up the blankets to enjoy a nice evening of fireworks. What a way to spend such an awesome holiday! I really mean that; no sarcasm today. … Continue reading

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day everyone! Prior to enlisting and actually learning more about the Army, I was one of those people who thought Flag Day was yet another unimportant holiday that greeting card companies used to milk the consumers of their money. As I usually was with such presumptuous assessments, I was wrong. Flag Day is … Continue reading

Dear Old Master…

Funny I stumble upon this letter on the first day of Black History Month. It’s always sort of bothered me that there’s a specific month dedicated to black history. I mean, we learn about caucasian history everyday so why do we need one single, solitary specific month to learn about ours? My thoughts on that are … Continue reading