Sorry for the lack of substantive posts lately; I’ve had other things I’ve been focusing on (above). Here are some small stories that don’t necessarily warrant posts of their own.
- The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will hold its annual meeting at Kennesaw on October 3-5, 2014. Looks like a great program.
- Sean Munger has a great post on how Columbus’ voyage of 1492 traces back directly to the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans almost forty years previously.
- If you’ve seen the new AutoTrader Dukes of Hazzard video, you may notice that the General Lee doesn’t appear to have a Confederate flag on the roof anymore, even though they shot the car from low angles where it’s not so obvious.
- GQ has the strange story of Christopher Knight, “the last true hermit,” who disappeared into the Maine wilderness for 27 years — sort of.
- I guess James Montgomery-Ryan has forgotten that he promised to start killin’ Yankees weeks ago.
- Anti-tax guru Grover Norquist — the drown-the-government-in-the-bathtub-guy — went to Burning Man this weekend and had a blast, calling it an example of “a bunch of people who think the government doesn’t need to be here. . . [it’s] Hayekian spontaneous order.” Except for the fact that the whole thing is held on federal lands and licensed by Cliven Bundy’s friends at the BLM.
- Teenagers in New York caught red-handed vandalizing a CW monument.
- They haven’t caught the clowns yet who tagged the J.E.B. Stuart monument in Richmond Sunday night.
- Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building an insanely-detailed mdoel of an Air India Boeing 777 out of manilla file folders.
- Over at The Bitter Soutnerner, writer Fletcher Moore and photographer Brett Falcon set out to retrace Confederate General Hardee’s attempt to flank Sherman’s army outside of Atlanta.
- At True Blue Federalist, Chris Shelley has three great posts exploring Lincoln’s views on race. Definitely worth your time.
- There’s increasing evidence that fatty, sugary, processed foods are not only bad for you physically, but mentally, too.
- I’m looking forward to Eric Wittenberg’s upcoming book, The Devil’s to Pay, on John Buford at Gettysburg.
Got any more? Put ’em in the comments.