Small stories that don’t warrant full posts of their own:
- Rob Baker has been doing a great job of following the flag dispute in Ringgold, Georgia.
- To commemorate the 20th anniversary of its first webpage, Microsoft has recreated it here. Ah, memories.
- I see Gary Adams is still lifting entire, first-person passages off other peoples’ blogs and posting them to look like his own writing. Yes, this is the person who describes himself as running a “Civil War Roundtable.” Perish the thought.
- A diver off Jupiter, Florida discovered that Goliath Grouper are territorial and sometimes aggressive. Reminds me of one I encountered off Key Largo a few years ago.
- A priest in Poland says that he’s been getting text messages from Satan. I’m not entirely convinced that the Dark Lord has a 4G data plan, but if he does, it’s probably T-Mobile.
- Susannah Ural’s Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War In The Words of Those Who Lived It is available for $1.99 on Kindle. Better jump on this one, because it may not last.
- If you ever want or need a digital map of the Roman Empire, here you go.
- Remember: the best defense against the Common Core standards is homeschooling.
- Blogger Championhilz tells a great story about the time the commander of a U.S. tinclad gunboat decided to go ashore in Mississippi for Sunday services.
- Brooks Simpson is running a poll on the location of the next big-ass flag in Virginia.
- The U.S. Fifth Circuit ruled that Texas can’t selectively prohibit the sale SCV specialty license plates. No real surprise there.
- Researchers believe they may have identified “Patient Zero,” the source of the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
- I put up the video above, of David Kloke’s reproduction locomotives Leviathan and York, because trains.
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