Browsing: August 17

A Brief History On August 17, 2018, American action film fans are treated to the opening of the new action/thriller/black-ops movie starring Mark Wahlberg in his quirkiest best, Mile 22.  Yes, we watched a pre-screening of the film and like the full packed audience, we loved every gun shot, grenade blast, and kick to the face.  What we do not like is the title of the film!  We know that is being picky, but for what it is worth we think a title that grabs the potential movie goer would represent the film better.  Still… Digging Deeper Well directed by…

A Brief History On August 11, 2017, Neo-Nazi, KKK, and extraneous white supremacists with a properly issued parade permit marched in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Virginia state hero General Robert E. Lee.  Counter protesters with no such permit showed up en masse and confronted, even attacked, the original protesters and a riot ensued, resulting in 3 deaths and numerous injuries. Digging Deeper In the most infamous moment of the weekend, a white supremacist 20 year old man from Kentucky, recently moved to Ohio, drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counter protesters, striking…

A Brief History On August 17, 1498, Cesare Borgia, the son of reigning Pope Alexander VI, resigned his office as Cardinal of the Catholic Church, becoming  the first cardinal to do so.  Digging Deeper The incredible intrigues, corruption and machinations of the Holy Father and his family were portrayed in graphic detail in the Showtime premium cable television series The Borgias which ran from 2011 to 2013. The patriarch of the family, the power-hungry Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo Borgia, was anything but saintly and engaged in murder, war, political maneuvering and adultery.  With a former wife whom he ditched in order to…

A Brief History On August 17, 2009, ABC news published an article concerning how pop star Lady “Gaga herself remains 100-percent woman, a fact that required reiteration after an up-skirt photo sparked rumors that she’s a hermaphrodite.” Digging Deeper This article, however, concerns famous women who actually did have “wieners,” by which we of course mean wiener dogs (seriously, what kind of site did you think you were on?!).  Should you be disappointed, we gladly recommend the tasteful articles from our Naked Ladies series.  In the meantime, without any further ado, let us get on with the “Wiener Women”… 10. Liliane Kaufmann…

A Brief History On August 17, 1943, the U.S. 8th Air Force, the main American unit of heavy bombers stationed in England, launched 376 B-17 bombers against Schweinfurt and Regensburg in Germany, a raid that came to symbolize the dangers of unescorted bombing. Digging Deeper The ambitious plan was to attack Regensburg with 146 and Schweinfurt with 230 B-17s.  The bombers were only escorted part of the way because the British Spitfires and American P-47 Thunderbolt fighters lacked the ability to cover the range.  The escorting Spitfires could only accompany the bombers as far Antwerp, and the Thunderbolts could barely reach the far…