How the history of our newest linguistic asset led to a serious discussion of fecal emotionality.
If you’re good, he’ll break into your house and leave presents under a tree. If you’re not, he’ll supply you with valuable fossil fuels. But where did the man with the bag come from? Featuring St. Nicholas, Krampus, Jesus, and more. The gang’s all here.
You’ve probably heard of Florida Man. He’s yesterday’s big-time meme. In this episode, we set the man (and his could-be cinematic universe) aside to talk about the state that created a legendary figure. Is Florida really that weird?
The Guardian calls it “the most brutal sport on Earth”. The New York Times labeled it “a most dangerous game”, and Vice describes it as “equal parts ball game and bare-knuckle MMA”. For the people of Florence, it’s a yearly tradition.
For some, Christmas is time to eat cookies, candy canes, and gingerbread. For 3.6 million families in Japan, ’tis the season for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
For the people of Gavle, a town in northern Sweden, it’s a Christmas tradition to build a 42 foot tall goat out of straw. For some of the people of Gavle, it’s tradition to try to burn it down.
For the people of Gavle, a town in northern Sweden, it’s a Christmas tradition to build a 42 foot tall goat out of straw. For some of the people of Gavle, it’s tradition to burn it down. Music (Shchendryk) by Jason Shaw@ audionautix.com
Sarah Palin’s accent and character inspired a well-known Saturday Night Live portrayal by Tina Fey. But why does she talk like that?
At the end of the American Civil War, most southerners eventually gave up their cause and adapted to life in the reconstituted United States. Most, but not all.
The story of the German Doctor who tried, and failed, to conquer the Kingdom of Hawaii for the Russian Empire.