Tarrare was born near Lyon in 1772. When he was in his teens, his parents threw him out of the house because he ate so much. For several years, Tarrare toured the country in the company of thieves and prostitutes, begging and stealing for food, before taking up employment with a traveling quack, swallowing stones, corks and live animals to draw a crowd. He would eat ravenously and was said to be particularly fond of snake meat. In 1788, he moved to Paris to work as a street performer doing similar stunts. After one such show, Tarrare suffered from severe intestinal obstruction and had to carried away to the hospital where he was treated with powerful laxatives. This experience might have stirred another person to give up such a perilous career, but not Tarrare. On the contrary, upon recovering, Tarrare offered to demonstrate his act by swallowing the surgeon’s watch and chain. The surgeon was not amused and replied that he would cut Tarrare open to recover his possessions if he did so. — Tarrare: The Man Who Ate Too Much
Dreams of Electric Sheep – Frank Wright The enemy organization that is the NHS is paying people a fortune out of your taxes to promote the idea that the delusions of the mentally ill are more important than the safety of women. The law is moving to criminalize dislike and disagreement. The reality of all these -phobias is that they express nothing more than that of course. Reality is verboten. Everything rotten must be called sweet.
A man who tries to live as a woman says it’s unfair for trans women to compete in women’s sports is accused of transphobia and responds by joking about how he has balls….and it’s socially unacceptable to publicly acknowledge the very reality that makes the joke funny… https://t.co/B2cSpOnbSl
— Wokal Distance (@wokal_distance) March 18, 2022
Kayfabe in Kiev — I would remind you it wasn’t Vladimir Putin who has been conducting a scorched-earth culture war upon our beliefs, history, and identity, and degraded our social fabric to the point we now have to fight against the normalization of transsexualism. It wasn’t the Russians who outsourced our productive capacity while sending us upon one misbegotten war after another and flooding the country with drugs. It wasn’t “Ivan” who caused the biggest wealth transfer in human history with the Covid scandal, fomented riots across the country, or “fortified” the election.
These are people who think they’re clever enough to deal with powerful foreign countries run by sane people. They’re not, and those foreign powers have taken note of that fact. The kind of Americans the world fears or respects have been put out of government and military leadership and replaced by a menagerie of nursing home patients, human resources ladies, affirmative action hires, sexual degenerates, and obese four-star generals angling for board seats on the next Theranos start-up. The day of reckoning has arrived. Leaders like Putin, Xi, and Mohammed bin Salman are no longer amenable to being pushed around and morally browbeaten by the circus freaks that constitute the United States Government.
The Washington cabal has long treated Ukraine as their own personal playground. From Hunter Biden’s adventures with Burisma to U.S.-funded bioweapons labs to Ukraine’s status as the top source country for Clinton Foundation donations and child sex slaves, the place is a base for the most corrupt of the Western elite. They don’t want to let it go, which is partly the reason they’ve propagandized the entire Western world into a frenzied mania over a military operation that has thus far avoided the civilian population to a far greater extent than NATO’s past operations in Libya and Yugoslavia.
Lia Thomas comes in first place again (4th lane). Why do the other swimmers even bother? pic.twitter.com/9v1JkvV17u
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 17, 2022
Every time you affirm or accept the lie, you pay with a little bit of your soul. https://t.co/QJhc5KDc5S
— James Lindsay, upsetting Jacobins (@ConceptualJames) March 17, 2022
BIDEN: “I bet everybody knows somebody…that in an intimate relationship, what happened was the guy takes a revealing picture of his naked friend, or whatever, in a compromising position and then blackmails.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 16, 2022
Love and Longing in the Seaweed Album – Combing across 19th-century shores, seaweed collectors would wander for hours, tucking specimens into pouches and jars, before pasting their finds into artful albums. Sasha Archibald explores the eros contained in the pressed and illustrated pages of notable algologists, including “the most ambitious album of all” by Charles F. Durant.
The Globalist Enemy – eugyppius: a plague chronicle Recruits who sign up to die shooting Soviet-era rifles at Russian battle tanks are not defending “world peace” or democracy or freedom or anything like that. They are sacrificing themselves to convenience some peripheral interests of western globalism, which is responsible for all manner of armed conflict around the world, and which could not be less interested in these quaint liberal abstractions. We are in the end stage of liberalism now, an end stage in which most liberal political forms have been set aside in favour of a naked if distributed autocracy.
The DeSantis Doctrine DeSantis is now, as he slowly gains parity in popularity with Donald Trump, worse than Trump. They fear him because he does not have the mean tweets aspect that allows the left to attack him for something other than his actual deeds. They have to defend their freakshow agenda because he gives them nothing to change the subject to. And if they want to make it a fight over whether or not skeevy sex pests can have at your little kids, well, that’s a battle we’re delighted to fight.
The modern world is insane, not so much because it admits the abnormal as because it cannot recover the normal. — G.K. Chesterton, Eugenics and Other Evils(1922)
Fred Rogers Memorial Latrobe, Pennsylvania – THIS SMALL PARK IS A tribute to Mr. Fred Rogers of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in 1928, and would become known throughout the world. This park at the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Street–not far from Rogers’ childhood home–is dedicated to the television star. The small park features a fountain and a bronze statue of Rogers in one of his iconic cardigan sweaters.
Yul Brynner Monument Vladivostok, Russia – Starting a career on Broadway, Brynner starred in the original production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I as the titular King Mongkut, which became his best-known role. He played that role a total of 4,625 times throughout his life. He reprised the role in the 1956 film adaptation, his second motion-picture appearance, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2012, Vladivostok opened Yul Brynner Park in front of his birthplace on Aleutskaya Street, where a statue of Brynner was erected. Created by local sculptor Alexei Bokiy, the monument was carved in granite from China and depicts the actor in his Siamese royal garb from the 1956 film, standing regally like a real-life king.
First Ancient Theatre of Larissa – Larisa, Greece was constructed at the end of the 3rd-century BCE, during the reign of King Antigonus II Gonatas of Macedon. It is located on Frourio Hill, the most ancient part of Larissa, and is the largest of its kind in the region of Thessaly with around 10,000 seats. The theatre was used for more than six centuries until the early 4th-century CE.
Giuseppe Fieschi’s Infernal Machine | Louis-Philippe and his entourage was passing along the Boulevard du Temple, accompanied by three of his sons, when Giuseppe fired the weapon. A terrible explosion ripped through the air showering the passing company with a volley of projectiles. Men and horses dropped immediately and the street was filled with the dead and dying. One witness reported that there was suddenly “a void around the king.” Napoleonic war hero Marshal Mortier and his horse lay in a bloody heap on the pavement. Lieutenant-Colonel Rieussec of the 8th Legion was killed instantly. Colonel Raffet, commandant of the Gendarmerie, also fell to the ground. He died several hours later. The king only suffered a minor graze to the forehead, but eighteen other people were killed at the scene, or later died from their wounds.
The Globalist Enemy – Lockdowns weren’t a one-off; the vaccinators don’t just vaccinate. The enemies who have oppressed us these past two years are appendages of a much broader system. Climatism, anti-racism, transgender lunacy, Corona, and now the Ukraine: They are all of them expressions of the same malign force; they are all of them the same thing.
That $14 billion congress just sent to Ukraine is going to end up EXACTLY like this https://t.co/n5FYHo1ybd
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 16, 2022
Realize that the health of a 79yo dementia patient is the only thing keeping Kamala from doing a heckin’ girlboss nuclear holocaust right now
— Edge of Washington (@VVashingtonEdge) March 17, 2022
The biggest danger we’re facing is social media encouraging ever more rabid public and private sanctions on Russia, leading to WWIII. The scary part is that this is an emergent phenomenon – no one is in control. https://t.co/57YgXvwmdh
— Dr. Clayton Forrester (@DrClaytonForre1) March 3, 2022
Every high civilization decays by forgetting obvious things. -G.K. Chesterton