Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. based readers! For those of you who aren’t quite up to speed on the holiday, it stems from when the Pilgrims landed in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. After a hard winter in which many people died and with assistance from local Native American tribes, 1621 was one of prosperity and to celebrate the bountiful harvest the Pilgrims held a three-day feast. Continue reading
It has been a long week and I think everyone is more than ready for a relaxing weekend, so I’ll do my part and get the ball rolling with a few clever – and perhaps too accurate for comfort – maps of the U.S. Like all good maps these ones not only provide the requisite geographic information but also give the viewer a sense for the people who call this land their home. The first map (above) comes to us from the wit of Pleated Jeans concisely outlines those things that *ahem* might be areas for improvement. Continue reading
I’m not sure what Lincoln would think about this era of Lady Gaga’s meat dress, autonomous cars, deified CEOs, interactive billboards, or insane yo-yo championships but I do know that he was supportive of change and radical change at that. Please remember, this is a man who committed the majority of his presidency to and who lost his life in the pursuit of a massive change agenda.
As a side note, while I’m pretty confident that Abe would be happy to rock a 1980s era boombox (see photo), I doubt he’d be all that supportive of the new Beastie Boys video for “Dont Play No Game That I Can’t Win.”