Sententiae Antiquae is determing which of the Achaean heroes from the Iliad is second best! Check out the semi-finals here and read up on previous battles here. “Why NANAIHB? Since Achilles is the best of the Achaeans, he’s obviously out. After him, the picture is more complicated. Tradition […]
My previous installment for the Gutter, Dharam-Veer, falls into the Fully Fictional sub-genre of Historical Wackadoodle. Today we’ll look at an example of its counterpart: the Real-Ish. These films are part of a grandiose tradition of Hindi films that refer to real events but usually give them musical, […]
“Tolstoy once said there are only three stories in the world: A man goes on a journey, a stranger comes to town, and Big Dick Richie’s dick is too big. Ok, so one of those is actually a secondary plotline of the greatest work of art of the […]
By the great god Nabu, learn to write cuneiform the Dr. Finkel way! “Even if you have no plans to rustle up a popsicle stick and some Play-Doh, it’s worth sticking with the video to the end to hear Dr. Finkel tell how a chance encounter with some […]
Make your own snake hair and easily outwit Perseus this time! (Via the Speakeasy).
In Search of… the classic–I’d even say paradigmatic–paranormal reality show, ran from 1977 to 1982. The show grew out of an earlier series of specials narrated by Rod Serling; Serling died while the weekly series was still in development, and so Leonard Njmoy, everyone’s favorite rationalist from another […]