I am a historian and this is how it happened.
"He’s so pathetic. Let me tell you something about Kaiser Wilhem. We were best friends in England. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then 1895, I started hanging out with my cousin Nicky, who was totally gorgeous but then his father died, and Wilhem was like, weirdly jealous of him. Like, if I would blow him off to hang out with Nicky, he’d be like, "Why didn’t return my letter?" And I’d be like, "Why are you so obsessed with me?" So then, in 1907, which was the signing of the alliance with France and Russia, I was like, "Wilhem, I can’t invite you, because I think you’re an absolutist." I mean I couldn’t have an absolutist at my conference. There were gonna be liberals there signing a treaty, I mean, right? He was an AUTOCRAT. So then his wife wrote to my wife, and started yelling at her, it was so retarded. And then he started World War I because no one would talk to him, and he came back in the fall for peace discussions, all of his hair was falling out and he was totally weird, and now I guess he’s on crack."
Clarke & Courts: 1857-1989. A little bit of Texas history. #printing #lithography #history #TexasHistory
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"…The God Graveyard, old gods that have been worshiped throughout our history but are no longer prayed to, how many more will be thrown into the wind?…"
It occurs to me that, with around $20,000, I could make this a real thing…with, like, real headstones and a permanent place in the world. Not sure why I want to do that, but it seems like these gods should have a place where people can come to remember them.
Though, I’m having a hard time figuring out how I would ask a grave marker company for “bulk rates” without sounding like a serial killer.
This is a lovely thing.