Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Trinkets

The Smartest Invention Ever

The How F**king American Are You Quiz

Guide to Making Hand Shadows on the Wall

Posters from the WPA

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1901 -- Philippines: Guerrillas ambush US troops at Balangiga, killing 48 US soldiers. General Jake Smith orders his troops to kill everyone on the island. Following his butchery in Balangiga, "Hell Roaring" Jake was promoted to brigadier general and put in charge of the Samar campaign to pacify our "little brown brothers." In Samar, Smith earned fame with his orders to "kill everyone over the age of ten" and make the island "a howling wilderness." In May of 1902, Smith was court-martialed and was retired with no punishment.

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