@cute @efi @Bashabez I was today years old when I learned that horses were not in fact introduced to the Americas by the Spanish, as I was always taught in school, and this lie is in fact a 500+ year old piece of Spanish colonial propaganda
We went up to York this past weekend for the Panto, and stumbled into this place. It's the best £40 meal I've had in a long time, and may be my new favourite restaurant ... we had the tasting menu, of course ...
The National Museum of Finland in Helsinki is very good indeed. Sadly the medieval exhibition is still being built, to open in 2020. The prehistoric section is as good as any I've seen, and the 'interactive' bits are excellent - so often, 'interactive' just means 'glue an iPad to the glass.'
Bonus points for having a section in the 'Story of Finland' dedicated to heavy metal - with a soundtrack including (among others) Nightwish, Children of Bodom, and Stone.
this is my xmas gift to #myass
instead of a weird white dude spying on children, i give you: Mapachin Claus! Put out pepitas and Mapachin Claus will bless you with good fortune for the new year! If you are bad, Mapachin Claus will chew a big hole in the insulation of your home.
I was reading about human sacrifice in mesoamerica the other day and I was wondering what kind of crazy ass cultural gaslighting you would have to have in order for everyone to be okay with the high priests killing like five dudes a day in the center of town on the flimsy excuse that if they didn't, gods would eat the sun
and then I remembered that "we can't just 'feed and house the poor', what about the economy?" is still a talking point today and I was kinda like. Ohhhh ok I get it now.
UK Politics and/or Propaganda - Bad Robot
UK Politics and/or Propaganda
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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.