Friday Open Thread


A photo posted by Travel, Roadtrips & Wanderlust (@natgeoutdoors) on May 26, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT


Thursday Open Thread

As seen on the Book of Face.

Wednesday Open Thread

Battle of Gettysburg survivors drop flowers on battlefield from plane, Memorial (Decoration) Day, this week 1938

Tuesday Open Thread

Monday Open Thread

#NorthernLights flash overhead near the town of #Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, #Russia. | April 8, 2016 | ? : Sergey Anisimov | #auroraborealis #borealis #northernlightsphotos

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Sunday Open Thread

Saturday Open Thread

On this date in 1927, Charles LIndbergh completed the first transatlantic flight landing in Paris.

Here Rests in Anonymity a New Yorker Known But to God

A trench at the potter’s field on Hart Island, New York, circa 1890 by Jacob Riis.

Earlier this week the New York Times had a fascinating piece on Hart Island’s “potter’s field” — burial ground for paupers and the unclaimed. It’s a sad story but unsurprising. One of the underappreciated downsides of the move […]

Gender Neutered Pronouns

UCLA Law professor Eugene Volokh at the Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy blog has an enfuriating/interesting piece on New York City’s plan to fine people for not using the proper pronoun to refer to them. Don’t think “he, she, or it”. No. Think “zhe, ze, hir, et al. I shit you not:

So people can […]

Friday Open Thread

On this date in 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act of 1862,