WELL, WHAT DID CLIKIT OR TIKIT DO FOR YOU?
June 30, 2009 by ryan
June 29, 2009 by nick
Dear friend to the podcast Kyle has started his own new blog with a few cohorts over at http://burgerbedlam.blogspot.com/
I highly recommend checking it out – I know nothing about food, but these guys know what they’re talking about, and it is a good place to check out some dining spots in the New York area. It’s a fun read even if you don’t like burgers, so you can imagine how great it is if you DO like burgers. Which I think most of our listeners do.
June 29, 2009 by ryan
June 28, 2009 by nick
On June 28th, 1643, the first Qing Emperor Huang Taiji was approaching death. In order to celebrate a life of general prosperity, the integration of different ethnic groups under his power, and lifetime achievement in warfare, a huge festival was held in Manchuria.
For months, Taiji had been gathering the world’s greatest fighters from around the world, with 74 combatants representing every continent except Antarctica. No weaponry was allowed, and all fights were to the death. Jean-Claude Van Damme would eventually win the tournament, despite being temporarily blinded by sand in the final battle.
The victorious Van Damme was granted eternal life as a prize for fighting so heroically.
June 26, 2009 by ryan
June 24, 2009 by ryan
June 24, 2009 by nick
June 24th, 1759. A 23 year-old John Adams was just starting to practice law under the tutelage of James Putnam. Putnam was the consummate teacher, sending Adams on various tasks and errands, and though he may not understand their purpose at first, once he had completed them he understood the lesson Putnam had intended.
On this day in history, Adams was performing just such a task. He wiped the sweat from his brow, and gripped the spade firmly as he unearthed the coffin of a Puritan off of the Mayflower. Having retrieved three ribs from the body, he returned to Putnam’s legal practice just in time for the lightning storm to resurrect the nightmare construct he had created.
The flesh golem would proceed to become governor of Massachusetts from 1764-1766, and to murder and feast upon 37 colonists, and 14 Royal Marines. The latter killings would lead to his dismissal from the Crown’s Service.
June 23, 2009 by ryan
June 22, 2009 by ryan
June 22, 2009 by nick
In 1869, June 22nd, a young Teddy Roosevelt was on a hunting trip with his father in upstate New York. The young man who would later become president and avid hunter was accompanied only by his father.
While alone in the woods, they stumbled upon a local tribe of Native American Indians, who had begun to adopt some of the trappings of modernity, but still strove to maintain their traditional way of life. One of the women in the tribe was having difficulty giving birth, and they asked the Roosevelts if they would be able to provide any assistance.
Young Theodore would never forget watching his father washing his hands in a wooden bowl, and boiling water to sanitize it. He never felt as much pride and respect for his father as he did then, nor would he forget the screams of the foreign looking people as they ran from his father’s wrath.
Screaming, “Zounds, Teddy! The fight is in my veins!”, Theodore Roosevelt Senior rampaged through the small village with a cutlass in one hand, and an early prototype for the Colt .45 in the other. None survived.
The Roosevelts then caught several fish, and returned home to New York.