Tag Archives: World War II

Could You Be An Asshole? Holy War

By Smaktakula It’s not a crime to want to seem more intelligent than you really are.  There are a great many ways to affect this which are not only effective but also appropriate, such as wearing glasses, carrying an NPR … Continue reading

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This Day In History: June 6, 1944 CE

On which allied forces make an unexpected visit to France.  

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Stracciatella: Culinary Delicacy Or Social Disease?

By Smaktakula This one fooled us, too.  Apparently stracciatella can refer to such varied foodstuffs as a soup, cheese and ice-cream.  It is known neither to cause painful urination nor unsightly blemishes on the nether-regions. Now the idea of “picking … Continue reading

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Your Write-In Campaign For Loser Star Unnecessary

By Smaktakula One of the great surprises in television this year was the write-in campaign for Betty White to host Saturday Night Live.  As the last surviving Golden Girl, the honor was certainly due her, and although we didn’t see … Continue reading

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This Day In History: December 7, 1941 CE

On which itchy trigger fingers within the Japanese Empire are at least a generation premature in precipitating a war with America, finding Greatest Generation Americans not to be the vacuous, lazy, self-indulgent whiners their children will become. So sorry . … Continue reading

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This Day In History: August 9, 1945 CE

On which OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! AGAIN!  AGAIN WITH THE BOMBING!  WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?

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Truman’s Momentous Decision Explained

By Smaktakula The decision could not have been one which Harry S Truman undertook lightly.  Having held the nation’s highest office for only a few months, Truman was faced with an ugly choice, the implications of which would reverberate more forcefully throughout … Continue reading

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This Day In History: August 6, 1945 CE

On which Hiro Okada has the shittiest birthday ever.  “Yeah, my apartment is trashed.  I’m gonna go crash at my sister’s place in Nagasaki for a few days.”

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This Day In History: August 5, 1945 CE

A lovely, but otherwise unremarkable day in Hiroshima, Japan.  On which young Juro Watanabe prays feverishly for a means to avoid hated cousin Hiro’s birthday party the following afternoon.

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