From ask: “DO YOU EVEN LIFT”
No, but Milo of Croton did. A Greek wrestler in the 6th century BC, Milo was a six-time Olympic wrestling winner, who lost his seventh attempt by becoming too tired. Legend states that he carried his own statue to Olympia.
Here, he’s pictured during his alleged death; attempting to split a tree with only his hands, becoming trapped, and devoured by wild wolves.
Ho Chi Minh with Lucie Aubrac, and his goddaughter, her daughter, Elizabette.
So, how did Ho Chi Minh become the godfather of a French girl?
Lucie, along with her husband Raymond Aubrac, were both members of the French Resistance in WW2, as well as members of the government afterwards. Raymond was a communist, and when Ho Chi Minh visited France in 1964, he stayed at the Aubrac’s house.
They apparently became close.
so I’ve been gone for like forever
because since I last posted life has decided to be like “HEY FUCK YOU MAN” and the fun of posting on this blog was like “let’s just get out of here”
but now I’m back, so let’s try this again, shall we?
St. Giles without Cripplegate is a church in the City of London (which is different than the city called London, it’s complicated) that’s been around for a long ass time - it survived the Great Fire of London in 1666. It’s named after St. Giles, the patron saint of cripples, which has nothing to do with the second portion of its name. The Cripplegate was just a gate in the City of London that St. Giles’ church happened to be outside of.
John Milton of Paradise Lost fame was buried there.
“THE ODDS ARE AGAINST HER, BUT … FEW
ARE PREPARED TO SAY SHE CAN’T DO IT.”
US Diplomatic Cable regarding Thatcher’s chance at becoming Prime Minister, written in 1975.
Margaret Thatcher, 13 October 1925 - 8 April 2013
On June 28, 1969, a police raid took place at a Mafia owned gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. 200 patrons were in the bar that night. Men and women were told to give identification, while those cross dressing were pulled into back rooms to be identified as well. A few patrons were released over time, but the situation quickly soured as these men and women did not leave the area directly outside of the bar, and those inside began to refuse to identify themselves or cooperate with the police.
Those being arrested resisted, and police reacted violently. At this point, a large crowd had gathered. Reports reference a lesbian who was struggling against police who shouted to the crowd, “why don’t you do something?”
Fights broke out. Some of those handcuffed escaped. Bricks, garbage, and other debris was hurled at the police, who began to barricade themselves inside the bar. A parking meter was used as a battering ram to regain entry into the Stonewall Inn, fires were lit in the building, back up was called.
Those participating effectively spent the night violently trolling the police, dancing and mocking them as they moved forward, and running around blocks to resist forces attempting to clear the streets.
The police were more than enraged - they had been made fools of and basically defeated by a crowd of cross dressing fags.
Albert Cashier was born in Ireland, came to America, and joined the 95th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War in 1862. He was once captured by Confederates - until he fought off a prison guard and escaped back to the Union military. He continued fighting until 1865.
Plot twist: Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers, a woman.
After the war, Albert Cashier kept his male identity and worked as a farmhand, even voting. In 1910 (by the way holy shit fighting in the civil war and living until 1910) he was hit by a car and broke his leg - the doctor who aided him discovered his “secret”, and kept it quiet.
The staff at the mental institution he eventually lived his last days in were not so kind, and forced him to wear a dress.
Winston Churchill apparently really fucking liked cats.
He owned several of them, one of the most notable being Nelson. Not only did Churchill sneak him pieces of salmon during dinner, but he also allowed the feline to sit in on Cabinet meetings.