Archive for the 'History' Category

24
Apr
08

Teachings of Diogenes

Diogenes of SinopeIn the midst of serious discourse in the Craneum, Diogenes realised no one was listening. So he instead began to whistle and dance about to attract attention. Immediately, people flocked round him. Diogenes stopped and said, “You idiots, you are not interested to stop and pay attention to wisdom, yet you rush up to observe a foolish display.”

(Makes me think of the internet, and blogging)

More teachings of Diogenes.

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20
Apr
08

Retro Flying Saucer Hat

Indiana, Pennsylvania, Indiana Evening Gazette, April 25, 1950

29
Mar
08

45 Moments in NASA History

An interactive, multimedia celebration of the history of NASA

Harrison Schmitt examines a boulder on the moon during the Apollo 17 Mission

29
Feb
08

Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Website

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Near and dear to my heart, this is. Bill got his start here in the Pacific NW, just outside my backdoor in the Emerald City (Seattle). On that fine old show, Almost Live, as “Speedwalker,” among other things.

The following Speedwalker segment was filmed in that monstrosity of a bygone day, the Kingdome (it was razed in 2000, to be replaced by Qwest Field).

28
Feb
08

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, 1 A.D – 1154 A.D

Online

…Sixty winters ere that Christ was born, Caius Julius, emperor of
the Romans, with eighty ships sought Britain. There he was first
beaten in a dreadful fight, and lost a great part of his army.
Then he let his army abide with the Scots (6), and went south
into Gaul. There he gathered six hundred ships, with which he
went back into Britain. When they first rushed together,
Caesar’s tribune, whose name was Labienus (7), was slain. Then
took the Welsh sharp piles, and drove them with great clubs into
the water, at a certain ford of the river called Thames….

17
Jan
08

209 Grimm’s Fairy Tales

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/grimmtmp/

17
Jan
08

stonepages

 Stonepages

Web guide to Stonehenge, stone circles, dolmens, ancient standing stones, cairns, barrows, hillforts and archaeology of megalithic Europe.

Stonepages