The Teenage Tycoon And The Russian Video Game Inventor

Chester Greenwood

The Smithsonian tells the story of Chester Greenwood, a teenage inventor who in 1877 patented his invention, an improved earmuff that proved to be so popular that it kept his hometown of Farmington, Maine employed for 60 years:

Greenwood’s true innovation, and the reason he got a patent, was a v-shaved swivel […]

Saturday Open Thread 

Well, How About That?

Liberals are mad because Ben Carson referred to slaves as immigrants. But Obama liked that comparison so much, he made it no less than eleven times. Liberal outrage: zero.

That’s because liberals don’t believe in anything except power. Carson is on the other side and thus his success in that role represents a […]

Sunday Open Thread 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy birthday to the great Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. He is, of course, best known for his classic children’s books, but his other work included drawing pro-U.S. propaganda cartoons during WWII. Here’s one of them:

Tuesday Open Thread 

Thursday Open Thread 

John Thompson with his invention… the “Tommy” gun.

Tuesday Open Thread

The Defeat of Ahmed Gragn by King Claudius on 21 February 1543 by Kegneketa Jemlieri Hailu of Gondar

on this date in 1543 a joint force of Portuguese soldiers and Ethipoian soldiers (led by King Gelawdewos — “Claudius”) defeated the Ottomans at The Battle of Wayna Daga.

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Monday Open Thread

On this date in 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in space aboard Mercury 7.

Tuesday Open Thread

Happy Valentine’s Day! Share these with the big government fan in your life.