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Omar鈥檚 triumphant return

triumphant: blackhholes:鉂漈hey were young and loud and triumphant, and the Kings of Henrietta.鉂
triumphant: blackhholes:鉂漈hey were young and loud and triumphant, and the Kings of Henrietta.鉂

blackhholes:鉂漈hey were young and loud and triumphant, and the Kings of Henrietta.鉂

triumphant: A triumphant Julius Caesar guides his chariot through Rome after his conquest of Gaul (50 BC)
triumphant: A triumphant Julius Caesar guides his chariot through Rome after his conquest of Gaul (50 BC)

A triumphant Julius Caesar guides his chariot through Rome after his conquest of Gaul (50 BC)

triumphant: Roman Reigns made a triumphant return to WWE. tmz tmzsports wwe romanreigns
triumphant: Roman Reigns made a triumphant return to WWE. tmz tmzsports wwe romanreigns

Roman Reigns made a triumphant return to WWE. tmz tmzsports wwe romanreigns

triumphant: i-should-be-writing-rn: inlovewithaleheather: thecuckoohaslanded: gerbthenerd: alexander-lamington: thelizardprincess: biglawbear: blacksirencry: swaglexander-the-great: #That鈥檚 a#That鈥檚 a blue ringed octopus#You鈥檙e going to die do you realise that#It is literally one of the most deadly animals in the world#Not just in Australia or just in the ocean in THE WORLD#Put it DOWN#And go to a hospital jfc聽via platonic-rabbit聽 me tryna find out if this fool died 鈥淭he blue-ringed octopus, despite its small size, carries enough venom to kill twenty-six adult humans within minutes. Their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realizing they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in.[8] No blue-ringed octopus antivenom is available yet, making it one of the deadliest reef inhabitants in the ocean.鈥 Holy shit And this is why I don鈥檛 go in the ocean anymore Also the blue rings literally only show up when it is distressed so this person has angered it!!! You are in danger friend!!! Actually this guy keeps them as pets they鈥檙e on his instagram (william_exotique) and he frequently holds then and I just? Don鈥檛 know why? And also every picture or video he posts of them shows the blue rings so they鈥檙e always in distress I just do not understand why he鈥檚 doing this #AMY EXPLAIN HOW DUMB THIS GUY IS聽 I mean OP pretty much covered it. 聽A blue ringed octopus is almost on the level of CONE SNAIL on the list of things you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PICK UP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. But ask and you shall receive, 聽On this episode of聽鈥淔un Facts With Cuckoo,鈥 DEAD. 聽YOU鈥橰E DEAD. 聽EVERYTHING IS DEAD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE OCEAN EVER AGAIN. There are many things that will kill you. [citation needed] There are fewer, but still many things that will kill you FAST. There are yet fewer things that kill you fast and by such an overwhelming margin of overkill that nervous laughter is our only solace in the dark of this terrible, surprisingly Lovecraftian world of unearthly horrors that we live in. Of the things that I know about which will kill you fast via just plain insultingly potent venom, which is a not insignificant number of things because I know a not insignificant number of things, there are about 3 things in the ocean 鈥 IN THE WHOLE聽OCEAN 鈥 which are so insanely, mind-bogglingly deadly that there is pretty much no possible hope for survival (I mean you CAN, but god help you if you鈥檙e ever in that situation, because god鈥檚 just about damn near the only thing that CAN help you). 聽THE. WHOLE. OCEAN. Those three things are the Irukandji (a tiny (1cm) species of box jellyfish, which has stingers not only on its tentacles but on its BELL, for reasons no one has definitively figured out, and is so toxic despite its size its sting can cause a severe brain hemorrhage), the cone snail (a group of carnivorous sea snails that is accepted to be the most venomous animals on earth, with a STUPIDLY fast acting and extremely powerful neurotoxin that has in at least one case killed a human ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, because the swimmer who found two beautiful shells (unfortunately cone snails tend to have very pretty shells which makes people want to pick them up) was holding them up for a picture and ended up being stabbed in the neck by not one but TWO cone snails at the same time, and it is believed that she was literally dead before she hit the ground, I mean LITERALLY in a 100% non-fictional and non-exaggerated way, in between the time the two cone snails stabbed her and the time her limp body hit the sand, she was not alive anymore), and the blue ringed octopus. It is POSSIBLE to survive any of these. 聽But not without immediate medical attention. 聽Of these three, the Irukandji is by far the most treatable, because Australia and other coastal regions (including Florida and other parts of the US) are kind of experienced in dealing with box jellyfish. The blue ringed octopus will fucking kill you. 聽There鈥檚 no antidote for their venom, ONE COMPONENT OF WHICH (tetrodotoxin) is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide. 聽It鈥檚 a powerful neurotoxin (most of the worst venoms are because the species that produce them need to kill or at least paralyze their prey quickly, like jellyfish whose fragile tentacles could be damaged if their food doesn鈥檛 stop struggling) that attacks the sodium channels and causes muscle paralysis. 聽It doesn鈥檛 necessarily kill you quickly. 聽It PARALYZES you quickly, so that you can鈥檛 really call for help or describe the problem, and you will probably end up slowly suffocating from a paralyzed diaphragm. 聽Tetrodotoxin can be metabolized by the body in a matter of hours, but it can also kill you in a matter of minutes if you get a lethal dose (which isn鈥檛 much, the LD50 or median lethal dose, the dose at which you have a 50% chance of survival, is only 8 MICROGRAMS per kilogram of body weight (as tested in mice)). 聽This is, by venom standards, not a large amount, which means the animal that is capable of putting this venom inside your body is very very good at killing the absolute shit out of you. DON鈥橳 TOUCH THE BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS. Now, because overkill is my motto, let me briefly explain why Conus geographus is the undisputed champion of YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE, AND FURTHERMORE FUCK YOU FOR THINKING OTHERWISE. A cone snail walks into a bar. 聽You鈥檇 expect the bartender to ask,聽鈥渨hat鈥檚 your poison,鈥 but they were paralyzed before they could ask and OH LOOK they鈥檙e already FUCKING DEAD ON THE GROUND. Conus geographus is about 4-6 inches long and nature鈥檚 equivalent of Avada Kedavra. 聽Cone snails literally have their own KIND of toxins named after them: conotoxin. 聽Not only is there no antidote, but their venom AGGRESSIVELY RESISTS our ability to find a cure, because we barely understand how it works AND conotoxins are so internally varied, even within a single species, that any one antidote isn鈥檛 going to help because they鈥檙e constantly mutating and evolving their venom to prevent their prey from evolving a resistance to it. 聽Plus their venom is like, a bunch of different venoms all at once JUST IN CASE any one of them wasn鈥檛 good enough. I want you to read these two sentences from the wiki page on conotoxin: 鈥淐onotoxins have a variety of mechanisms of actions, most of which have not been determined.鈥 鈥淭he LD50 of conotoxin is 50 ng/kg.鈥 Remember how the LD50聽of tetrodotoxin is 8渭g/kg? 聽Conotoxin is 160 times more potent. 聽FIFTY NANOGRAMS PER KILOGRAM HAS A 50% CHANCE OF KILLING YOU. A 220-POUND HUMAN HAS A 50% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AGAINST JUST 5 MICROGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN. 聽 I DID SOME MATH. 聽 IT WOULD TAKE 7-9 MILLIGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN TO KILL A BLUE WHALE, THE HEAVIEST ANIMAL TO EVER LIVE. (based on weight estimates from 300-400,000 lbs.) Conus geographus is so fucking deadly that聽鈥淚n two cases of envenomation, only 0.0002-0.0005 mg resulted in severe paralysis.鈥 THIS THING KILLS STUFF SO HARD THAT BEFORE YOU HEAR THE FIRST聽鈥淢ORTAL KOMBAT鈥 IN THE MORTAL KOMBAT THEME, THERE鈥橲 PROBABLY ALREADY BEEN A FATALITY. And guess what? 聽Cone snails don鈥檛 do that NOOB SHIT with the superficial biting or stinging. 聽Your wetsuit or gloves won鈥檛 protect you. 聽Because homeboy didn鈥檛 bring teeth to evolution鈥檚 knife fight. 聽Oh no. 聽It brought a motherfucking radula POISON HARPOON. 聽It鈥檚 lightning fast and has way more piercing power than some silly little cnidocytes or salivary bacteria. Another component of their venom is being researched for its potential as a pain reliever. 聽鈥淲HY WOULD YOU DO THAT????鈥 you might reasonably ask. 聽And you would be right to do so, because science has gone too far and has surely sinned against the very image of Mollusca Kedavra. 聽Well, it turns out the answer is聽鈥淩esearch shows that certain component proteins of the venom target specific human pain receptors and can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine without morphine鈥檚 addictive properties and side-effects.鈥 聽That鈥檚 right, the part of their venom that SPECIFICALLY DOESN鈥橳 HURT YOU is up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Also, Conus geographus (along with one other cone snail species, C. tulipa) is the only known non-human animal to weaponize insulin. 聽In addition to the normal insulin that the snails produce for their own use, their bodies manufacture an ADDITIONAL insulin molecule that is similar to the kind produced in fish (which they eat) for the sole purpose of stunning their prey through hypoglycemic shock. 聽BECAUSE APPARENTLY THEY DON鈥橳 FEEL LIKE THEY鈥橠 KILL YOU HARD ENOUGH OTHERWISE. IF you are going to survive the ALMIGHTY CONE SNAIL, WHO KNOWS NO FEAR, TRIUMPHANT HEDGEMON OF THE MOLECULAR ARMS RACE, TRUE BORN HEIR TO THE SCYTHE OF DEATH ITSELF, FISHSLAYER, GOD AMONG MOLLUSKS, WHOSE WRATH IS MERCIFUL ONLY IN ITS BREVITY, ADMIRABLE IN ITS BEAUTY AND UNSULLIED BY THE UNWORTHY TOUCH OF MORTAL HANDS OR SCALES OR REALLY ANYTHING IN RANGE OF ITS RADULA HARPOON, then literally the only thing that鈥檚 going to save you is for you to be kept alive artificially (externalizing your respiratory functions to force your body to continue breathing, basically) until the effects of the venom wear off. 聽And because of how quickly this venom acts, you need to get that medical attention VERY, VERY FAST. And if you don鈥檛 get it, you will still be conscious while the paralysis slowly suffocates you to death. Don鈥檛 touch the pretty shells. I鈥檝e never been so intrigued to learn how easily I could be fucking exterminated from existence by the overpowered sea creatures of the world. You鈥檝e done a better job at keeping my attention then any of my teachers ever have. You know what I鈥檓 putting this on the writing blog cause I personally can see potential in some fantasy villain attempting to weaponise cone snailsIn which case, all hail snail king 馃悓
triumphant: i-should-be-writing-rn:

inlovewithaleheather:

thecuckoohaslanded:


gerbthenerd:

alexander-lamington:


thelizardprincess:


biglawbear:


blacksirencry:

swaglexander-the-great:


#That鈥檚 a#That鈥檚 a blue ringed octopus#You鈥檙e going to die do you realise that#It is literally one of the most deadly animals in the world#Not just in Australia or just in the ocean in THE WORLD#Put it DOWN#And go to a hospital jfc聽via platonic-rabbit聽
me tryna find out if this fool died


鈥淭he blue-ringed octopus, despite its small size, carries enough venom to kill twenty-six adult humans within minutes. Their bites are tiny and often painless, with many victims not realizing they have been envenomated until respiratory depression and paralysis start to set in.[8] No blue-ringed octopus antivenom is available yet, making it one of the deadliest reef inhabitants in the ocean.鈥
Holy shit


And this is why I don鈥檛 go in the ocean anymore


Also the blue rings literally only show up when it is distressed so this person has angered it!!! You are in danger friend!!!


Actually this guy keeps them as pets they鈥檙e on his instagram (william_exotique) and he frequently holds then and I just? Don鈥檛 know why? And also every picture or video he posts of them shows the blue rings so they鈥檙e always in distress I just do not understand why he鈥檚 doing this



#AMY EXPLAIN HOW DUMB THIS GUY IS聽
I mean OP pretty much covered it. 聽A blue ringed octopus is almost on the level of CONE SNAIL on the list of things you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT PICK UP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
But ask and you shall receive, 聽On this episode of聽鈥淔un Facts With Cuckoo,鈥 DEAD. 聽YOU鈥橰E DEAD. 聽EVERYTHING IS DEAD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE OCEAN EVER AGAIN.
There are many things that will kill you.

[citation needed]
There are fewer, but still many things that will kill you FAST.
There are yet fewer things that kill you fast and by such an overwhelming margin of overkill that nervous laughter is our only solace in the dark of this terrible, surprisingly Lovecraftian world of unearthly horrors that we live in.
Of the things that I know about which will kill you fast via just plain insultingly potent venom, which is a not insignificant number of things because I know a not insignificant number of things, there are about 3 things in the ocean 鈥 IN THE WHOLE聽OCEAN 鈥 which are so insanely, mind-bogglingly deadly that there is pretty much no possible hope for survival (I mean you CAN, but god help you if you鈥檙e ever in that situation, because god鈥檚 just about damn near the only thing that CAN help you). 聽THE. WHOLE. OCEAN.
Those three things are the Irukandji (a tiny (1cm) species of box jellyfish, which has stingers not only on its tentacles but on its BELL, for reasons no one has definitively figured out, and is so toxic despite its size its sting can cause a severe brain hemorrhage), the cone snail (a group of carnivorous sea snails that is accepted to be the most venomous animals on earth, with a STUPIDLY fast acting and extremely powerful neurotoxin that has in at least one case killed a human ALMOST INSTANTANEOUSLY, because the swimmer who found two beautiful shells (unfortunately cone snails tend to have very pretty shells which makes people want to pick them up) was holding them up for a picture and ended up being stabbed in the neck by not one but TWO cone snails at the same time, and it is believed that she was literally dead before she hit the ground, I mean LITERALLY in a 100% non-fictional and non-exaggerated way, in between the time the two cone snails stabbed her and the time her limp body hit the sand, she was not alive anymore), and the blue ringed octopus.
It is POSSIBLE to survive any of these. 聽But not without immediate medical attention. 聽Of these three, the Irukandji is by far the most treatable, because Australia and other coastal regions (including Florida and other parts of the US) are kind of experienced in dealing with box jellyfish.
The blue ringed octopus will fucking kill you. 聽There鈥檚 no antidote for their venom, ONE COMPONENT OF WHICH (tetrodotoxin) is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide. 聽It鈥檚 a powerful neurotoxin (most of the worst venoms are because the species that produce them need to kill or at least paralyze their prey quickly, like jellyfish whose fragile tentacles could be damaged if their food doesn鈥檛 stop struggling) that attacks the sodium channels and causes muscle paralysis. 聽It doesn鈥檛 necessarily kill you quickly. 聽It PARALYZES you quickly, so that you can鈥檛 really call for help or describe the problem, and you will probably end up slowly suffocating from a paralyzed diaphragm. 聽Tetrodotoxin can be metabolized by the body in a matter of hours, but it can also kill you in a matter of minutes if you get a lethal dose (which isn鈥檛 much, the 

LD50

 or median lethal dose, the dose at which you have a 50% chance of survival, is only 8 MICROGRAMS per kilogram of body weight (as tested in mice)). 聽This is, by venom standards, not a large amount, which means the animal that is capable of putting this venom inside your body is very very good at killing the absolute shit out of you.
DON鈥橳 TOUCH THE BLUE RINGED OCTOPUS.
Now, because overkill is my motto, let me briefly explain why Conus geographus is the undisputed champion of YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE, AND FURTHERMORE FUCK YOU FOR THINKING OTHERWISE.
A cone snail walks into a bar. 聽You鈥檇 expect the bartender to ask,聽鈥渨hat鈥檚 your poison,鈥 but they were paralyzed before they could ask and OH LOOK they鈥檙e already FUCKING DEAD ON THE GROUND.
Conus geographus is about 4-6 inches long and nature鈥檚 equivalent of Avada Kedavra. 聽Cone snails literally have their own KIND of toxins named after them: conotoxin. 聽Not only is there no antidote, but their venom AGGRESSIVELY RESISTS our ability to find a cure, because we barely understand how it works AND conotoxins are so internally varied, even within a single species, that any one antidote isn鈥檛 going to help because they鈥檙e constantly mutating and evolving their venom to prevent their prey from evolving a resistance to it. 聽Plus their venom is like, a bunch of different venoms all at once JUST IN CASE any one of them wasn鈥檛 good enough.
I want you to read these two sentences from the wiki page on conotoxin:
鈥淐onotoxins have a variety of mechanisms of actions, most of which have not been determined.鈥


鈥淭he LD50 of conotoxin is 50 ng/kg.鈥
Remember how the 

LD50聽of tetrodotoxin is 8渭g/kg? 聽Conotoxin is 160 times more potent. 聽FIFTY NANOGRAMS PER KILOGRAM HAS A 50% CHANCE OF KILLING YOU. A 220-POUND HUMAN HAS A 50% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AGAINST JUST 5 MICROGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN. 聽
I DID SOME MATH. 聽
IT WOULD TAKE 7-9 MILLIGRAMS OF CONOTOXIN TO KILL A BLUE WHALE, THE HEAVIEST ANIMAL TO EVER LIVE. (based on weight estimates from 300-400,000 lbs.)
Conus geographus is so fucking deadly that聽鈥淚n two cases of envenomation, only 0.0002-0.0005 mg resulted in severe paralysis.鈥
THIS THING KILLS STUFF SO HARD THAT BEFORE YOU HEAR THE FIRST聽鈥淢ORTAL KOMBAT鈥 IN THE MORTAL KOMBAT THEME, THERE鈥橲 PROBABLY ALREADY BEEN A FATALITY.
And guess what? 聽Cone snails don鈥檛 do that NOOB SHIT with the superficial biting or stinging. 聽Your wetsuit or gloves won鈥檛 protect you. 聽Because homeboy didn鈥檛 bring teeth to evolution鈥檚 knife fight. 聽Oh no. 聽It brought a motherfucking radula POISON HARPOON. 聽It鈥檚 lightning fast and has way more piercing power than some silly little cnidocytes or salivary bacteria.
Another component of their venom is being researched for its potential as a pain reliever. 聽鈥淲HY WOULD YOU DO THAT????鈥 you might reasonably ask. 聽And you would be right to do so, because science has gone too far and has surely sinned against the very image of Mollusca Kedavra. 聽Well, it turns out the answer is聽鈥淩esearch shows that certain component proteins of the venom target specific human pain receptors and can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine without morphine鈥檚 addictive properties and side-effects.鈥 聽That鈥檚 right, the part of their venom that SPECIFICALLY DOESN鈥橳 HURT YOU is up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
Also, Conus geographus (along with one other cone snail species, C. tulipa) is the only known non-human animal to weaponize insulin. 聽In addition to the normal insulin that the snails produce for their own use, their bodies manufacture an ADDITIONAL insulin molecule that is similar to the kind produced in fish (which they eat) for the sole purpose of stunning their prey through hypoglycemic shock. 聽BECAUSE APPARENTLY THEY DON鈥橳 FEEL LIKE THEY鈥橠 KILL YOU HARD ENOUGH OTHERWISE.
IF you are going to survive the ALMIGHTY CONE SNAIL, WHO KNOWS NO FEAR, TRIUMPHANT HEDGEMON OF THE MOLECULAR ARMS RACE, TRUE BORN HEIR TO THE SCYTHE OF DEATH ITSELF, FISHSLAYER, GOD AMONG MOLLUSKS, WHOSE WRATH IS MERCIFUL ONLY IN ITS BREVITY, ADMIRABLE IN ITS BEAUTY AND UNSULLIED BY THE UNWORTHY TOUCH OF MORTAL HANDS OR SCALES OR REALLY ANYTHING IN RANGE OF ITS RADULA HARPOON, then literally the only thing that鈥檚 going to save you is for you to be kept alive artificially (externalizing your respiratory functions to force your body to continue breathing, basically) until the effects of the venom wear off. 聽And because of how quickly this venom acts, you need to get that medical attention VERY, VERY FAST.
And if you don鈥檛 get it, you will still be conscious while the paralysis slowly suffocates you to death.
Don鈥檛 touch the pretty shells.


I鈥檝e never been so intrigued to learn how easily I could be fucking exterminated from existence by the overpowered sea creatures of the world. You鈥檝e done a better job at keeping my attention then any of my teachers ever have.


You know what I鈥檓 putting this on the writing blog cause I personally can see potential in some fantasy villain attempting to weaponise cone snailsIn which case, all hail snail king 馃悓

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triumphant: A Triumphant Mussolini announces the beginning of his rule in Italy after the march on Rome (1922)
triumphant: A Triumphant Mussolini announces the beginning of his rule in Italy after the march on Rome (1922)

A Triumphant Mussolini announces the beginning of his rule in Italy after the march on Rome (1922)

triumphant: ElleGato @ellle_enm The Holocaust is not "fading from memory" The United States is unwilling to teach history responsibly. The Holocaust is being erased The New York Times@nytimes 41% percent of Americans cannot say what Auschwitz was, a survey found nyti.ms/ 2JF9EEn 4/12/18, 1:21 PM musingsdeme: So I鈥檓 a historian who works particularly on the relationship between trauma, national memory, and childhood.聽 The focus of my research is not the Holocaust, but it鈥檚 a subject upon which I鈥檝e taught, mused, written, and examined.聽 A few years ago, I was a TA in a class on the Holocaust (cross listed in the History Department and the Department of Judaic Studies) at a US University (a pretty prestigious one). Most of the course focused on the realities of the Holocaust:聽 what happened?聽 how?聽 why? Now because of my areas of expertise/interest, I was invited to give a lecture to the entire class as opposed to teaching my particular subset of students each week.聽 The subject of the lecture?聽 The Holocaust in US education and children鈥檚/YA literature.聽 The thing that I found most distressing about this lecture?聽 The fact that only about nine state in the US require聽that students learn about the Holocaust in classrooms.聽 Among those only a few require it as a part of history or social studies classes, the rest require it as part of language arts.聽 And, the way that students actually learn about this subject is determined at the discretion of the school district, which means that, as long as students meet the general requirements of standardized tests, they don鈥檛 have to learn particular details.聽 So, let that sink in.聽 Even more distressing?聽 The states that聽鈥渞equire鈥 students to learn about the Holocaust, have only done so since (at the earliest) the 1980s, and far more likely the 1990s and 2000s.聽 This means that there is an entire generation whose knowledge of the Holocaust comes from popular media and triumphant narratives about US involvement in WWII:聽 these narratives are hugely false, and what I call the聽鈥淧unching Hitler鈥 story after the iconic image of Captain America socking Hitler in the jaw.聽 In the US the general shared narrative about WWII is that the US went over the Europe, lost a lot of boys, but killed Hitler, won the war, and saved the Jews.聽 o__O聽 That鈥檚鈥ot what happened.聽聽 In a class of 200 students, only about 10 percent knew anything about how the Holocaust happened.聽 They didn鈥檛 know about the groups that were targeted, the way that anti-semitism and opportunistic nationalist politics helped make it happen, they didn鈥檛 know about complicity or bystandardism.聽 They knew nothing.聽 They didn鈥檛 know that US officials were aware of what was happening and refused to get involved in the war.聽 They didn鈥檛 understand that there was concurrent anti-semitism and racism in the US.聽 They were taught none of these things.聽 And that is actually terrifying, not only because it means that these kids have no idea about the past, but because they can鈥檛 see the giant flashing warning signs in our current socio-political world.聽聽
triumphant: ElleGato
 @ellle_enm
 The Holocaust is not "fading from
 memory"
 The United States is unwilling to teach
 history responsibly. The Holocaust is
 being erased
 The New York Times@nytimes
 41% percent of Americans cannot say what
 Auschwitz was, a survey found nyti.ms/
 2JF9EEn
 4/12/18, 1:21 PM
musingsdeme:

So I鈥檓 a historian who works particularly on the relationship between trauma, national memory, and childhood.聽 The focus of my research is not the Holocaust, but it鈥檚 a subject upon which I鈥檝e taught, mused, written, and examined.聽 A few years ago, I was a TA in a class on the Holocaust (cross listed in the History Department and the Department of Judaic Studies) at a US University (a pretty prestigious one). Most of the course focused on the realities of the Holocaust:聽 what happened?聽 how?聽 why? Now because of my areas of expertise/interest, I was invited to give a lecture to the entire class as opposed to teaching my particular subset of students each week.聽 The subject of the lecture?聽 The Holocaust in US education and children鈥檚/YA literature.聽
The thing that I found most distressing about this lecture?聽 The fact that only about nine state in the US require聽that students learn about the Holocaust in classrooms.聽 Among those only a few require it as a part of history or social studies classes, the rest require it as part of language arts.聽 And, the way that students actually learn about this subject is determined at the discretion of the school district, which means that, as long as students meet the general requirements of standardized tests, they don鈥檛 have to learn particular details.聽 So, let that sink in.聽 Even more distressing?聽 The states that聽鈥渞equire鈥 students to learn about the Holocaust, have only done so since (at the earliest) the 1980s, and far more likely the 1990s and 2000s.聽 This means that there is an entire generation whose knowledge of the Holocaust comes from popular media and triumphant narratives about US involvement in WWII:聽 these narratives are hugely false, and what I call the聽鈥淧unching Hitler鈥 story after the iconic image of Captain America socking Hitler in the jaw.聽 In the US the general shared narrative about WWII is that the US went over the Europe, lost a lot of boys, but killed Hitler, won the war, and saved the Jews.聽 o__O聽 That鈥檚鈥ot what happened.聽聽
In a class of 200 students, only about 10 percent knew anything about how the Holocaust happened.聽 They didn鈥檛 know about the groups that were targeted, the way that anti-semitism and opportunistic nationalist politics helped make it happen, they didn鈥檛 know about complicity or bystandardism.聽 They knew nothing.聽 They didn鈥檛 know that US officials were aware of what was happening and refused to get involved in the war.聽 They didn鈥檛 understand that there was concurrent anti-semitism and racism in the US.聽 They were taught none of these things.聽 And that is actually terrifying, not only because it means that these kids have no idea about the past, but because they can鈥檛 see the giant flashing warning signs in our current socio-political world.聽聽

musingsdeme: So I鈥檓 a historian who works particularly on the relationship between trauma, national memory, and childhood.聽 The focus of...

triumphant: the-toast.net 100 Actual Titles of Real Eighteenth-Century Novels> jawdusted: misscrawfords: Cuckoldom Triumphant Or, Matrimonial Incontinence Vindicated" and other eighteenth- century novels of note. I've spent about half an hour laughing at these. Some particular favourites: The Spectres, Or, Lord Oswald And Lady Rosa, Including An Account Of The Marchioness Of Cevetti Who Was Basely Consigned To A Dungeon Beneath Her Castle By Her Eldest Son, Whose Cruel Avarice Plunged Him Into The Commission Of The Worst Of Crimes That Stains The Annals Of The Human Race Love And Madness. A Story Too True. In A Series Of Letters Between Parties Whose Names Would Perhaps Be Mentioned Were They Less Well Known Or Less Lamented Married Life, Or, Faults On All Sides. It Was Me, A Tale By Me, One Who Cares For Nothing Or Nobody Hesitation; Or, To Marry, Or, Not To Marry:? The History Of A Dog. Written By Himself, And Published By A Gentleman Of His Acquaintance. Translated From The French. The Charms Of Dandyism, Or Living In Style. By Olivia Moreland, Chief Of The Female Dandies Actually all of them are splendid. Go read! Have genuinely used these as a springboard for research. tag urself i'm It Was Me, A Tale By Me, One Who Cares For Nothing Or Nobody theblacksmudge Source: misscrawfords #101 #history #books 3,938 notes Jun 10th, 2016 awesomacious: Whenever you see a character reading a book in a period film, imagine them reading one of these
triumphant: the-toast.net
 100 Actual Titles of Real Eighteenth-Century Novels>
 jawdusted:
 misscrawfords:
 Cuckoldom Triumphant Or, Matrimonial Incontinence Vindicated" and other eighteenth-
 century novels of note.
 I've spent about half an hour laughing at these. Some particular favourites:
 The Spectres, Or, Lord Oswald And Lady Rosa, Including An Account Of The Marchioness
 Of Cevetti Who Was Basely Consigned To A Dungeon Beneath Her Castle By Her Eldest
 Son, Whose Cruel Avarice Plunged Him Into The Commission Of The Worst Of Crimes
 That Stains The Annals Of The Human Race
 Love And Madness. A Story Too True. In A Series Of Letters Between Parties Whose
 Names Would Perhaps Be Mentioned Were They Less Well Known Or Less Lamented
 Married Life, Or, Faults On All Sides.
 It Was Me, A Tale By Me, One Who Cares For Nothing Or Nobody
 Hesitation; Or, To Marry, Or, Not To Marry:?
 The History Of A Dog. Written By Himself, And Published By A Gentleman Of His
 Acquaintance. Translated From The French.
 The Charms Of Dandyism, Or Living In Style. By Olivia Moreland, Chief Of The Female
 Dandies
 Actually all of them are splendid. Go read!
 Have genuinely used these as a springboard for research.
 tag urself i'm It Was Me, A Tale By Me, One Who Cares For Nothing Or Nobody
 theblacksmudge Source: misscrawfords #101 #history #books
 3,938 notes
 Jun 10th, 2016
awesomacious:

Whenever you see a character reading a book in a period film, imagine them reading one of these

awesomacious: Whenever you see a character reading a book in a period film, imagine them reading one of these

triumphant: the-toast.net 100 Actual Titles of Real Eighteenth-Century Novels> jawdusted: misscrawfords: Cuckoldom Triumphant Or, Matrimonial Incontinence Vindicated" and other eighteenth- century novels of note. I've spent about half an hour laughing at these. Some particular favourites: The Spectres, Or, Lord Oswald And Lady Rosa, Including An Account Of The Marchioness Of Cevetti Who Was Basely Consigned To A Dungeon Beneath Her Castle By Her Eldest Son, Whose Cruel Avarice Plunged Him Into The Commission Of The Worst Of Crimes That Stains The Annals Of The Human Race Love And Madness. A Story Too True. In A Series Of Letters Between Parties Whose Names Would Perhaps Be Mentioned Were They Less Well Known Or Less Lamented Married Life, Or, Faults On All Sides. It Was Me, A Tale By Me, One Who Cares For Nothing Or Nobody Hesitation; Or, To Marry, Or, Not To Marry:? The History Of A Dog. Written By Himself, And Published By A Gentleman Of His Acquaintance. Translated From The French. The Charms Of Dandyism, Or Living In Style. By Olivia Moreland, Chief Of The Female Dandies Actually all of them are splendid. Go read! Have genuinely used these as a springboard for research. tag urself i'm It Was Me, A Tale By Me, One Who Cares For Nothing Or Nobody theblacksmudge Source: misscrawfords #101 #history #books 3,938 notes Jun 10th, 2016 Whenever you see a character reading a book in a period film, imagine them reading one of these
triumphant: the-toast.net
 100 Actual Titles of Real Eighteenth-Century Novels>
 jawdusted:
 misscrawfords:
 Cuckoldom Triumphant Or, Matrimonial Incontinence Vindicated" and other eighteenth-
 century novels of note.
 I've spent about half an hour laughing at these. Some particular favourites:
 The Spectres, Or, Lord Oswald And Lady Rosa, Including An Account Of The Marchioness
 Of Cevetti Who Was Basely Consigned To A Dungeon Beneath Her Castle By Her Eldest
 Son, Whose Cruel Avarice Plunged Him Into The Commission Of The Worst Of Crimes
 That Stains The Annals Of The Human Race
 Love And Madness. A Story Too True. In A Series Of Letters Between Parties Whose
 Names Would Perhaps Be Mentioned Were They Less Well Known Or Less Lamented
 Married Life, Or, Faults On All Sides.
 It Was Me, A Tale By Me, One Who Cares For Nothing Or Nobody
 Hesitation; Or, To Marry, Or, Not To Marry:?
 The History Of A Dog. Written By Himself, And Published By A Gentleman Of His
 Acquaintance. Translated From The French.
 The Charms Of Dandyism, Or Living In Style. By Olivia Moreland, Chief Of The Female
 Dandies
 Actually all of them are splendid. Go read!
 Have genuinely used these as a springboard for research.
 tag urself i'm It Was Me, A Tale By Me, One Who Cares For Nothing Or Nobody
 theblacksmudge Source: misscrawfords #101 #history #books
 3,938 notes
 Jun 10th, 2016
Whenever you see a character reading a book in a period film, imagine them reading one of these

Whenever you see a character reading a book in a period film, imagine them reading one of these

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triumphant: When You're Kevin Hart and you just found out Dave Chappelle is about to make a Triumphant Comeback

When You're Kevin Hart and you just found out Dave Chappelle is about to make a Triumphant Comeback