Posts tagged “the middle ages”

  1. MONK #1: what does Hell look like?
    MONK #2: big upside-down beehive

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  2. I would have made an excellent medieval peasant for the following reasons, and I urge you strongly to consider my application: 1. I hate washing my hands 2. I honestly believe that attractive people are more valuable than I am and would willingly serve them; it is legitimately not difficult to convince me that well-dressed people with shiny hair require my assistance and I owe it to them to be useful 3. I get scared when I…

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  3. Previously: Lift like a serf, eat like a baron - My Medieval Diet Plan.  9 Quick And Easy Dinners That Involve Sewing The Top Half Of A Pig Onto The Bottom Half Of A Peacock [Slideshow] Fish: Is It Meat? How To Cook Literally Anything With Buckwheat Groats Because That's The Only Thing You'll Be Eating For The Rest Of Your Life, Peasant Shoving Bodies On A Spit And Turning Them Over A Fire For…

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  4. According to the Phantom Time Hypothesis theory, the period between 614 AD and 911 AD didn’t exist; the history normally attributed to that time is either a misinterpretation or a deliberate falsification of the evidence.  If this were true, Charlemagne (reigned 768-814) never existed and the year 2012 is actually 1715." Of course. Of course. The very fact that this possibility has never once occurred to me seems now to be the greatest argument in favor…

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  5. I am firmly of the belief that great women have always existed and always will, and one of the clearest markers of the existence of strong women in the Middle Ages, in my opinion, is Geoffrey Chaucer's Criseyde (one of the protagonists in his epic poem "Troilus and Criseyde", most assuredly now in the public domain), the Trojan widow who broke a prince's heart and caused the fall of her city. This runs against the grain…

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  6. When it comes to progress, most people tend to assume that newer is better. But that's not always the case. In fact, there's plenty of evidence that our modern diet (full of processed sitting and sedentary grains and whatnot) is causing most of the health problems so popular among young people today. For our cure we must look to the past -- getting back to the basics and healing ourself with food, as our ancestors…

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