Sidelines and Sessions

2009/08/22

Public History

Filed under: Uncategorized — spsukaton @ 7:59 am

It seems like everyone hates history – kids in school hate it, which is why they fall asleep in class.

Big-spending donors hate it, which is why they donate money to things like medical schools, engineering programs, and stadiums.

Politicians, pundits, and intellectuals hate it, which is why they keep distorting it so often.

Policymakers and strategists hate it, which is why they occasionally make enormously stupid decisions.

Whenever I feel like losing hope with history, however, I always find something that makes me smile, like the example from Cracked here.

“The Assyrians were the first people to start using iron weapons instead of bronze which, to put into a modern perspective, is sort of like showing up for a knife fight with the Death Star.”

Best. Sentence. Ever.

Blessed Sabbath, everyone.

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2 Comments »

  1. When I was 16, I was debating whether or not I should be a singer or a historian. And that’s Truth!

    Comment by Melissa — 2009/09/11 @ 4:07 pm

    • Aww, but you became a singer! I’m not sure if that bodes well for me, because my voice is meh.

      Comment by spsukaton — 2009/09/11 @ 8:35 pm


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