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October 8, 2013

Military History

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Despite the atrocities of war, military life continues to appeal to young men around the world. The uniforms, the weapons, the minute details of a battle or campaign, all these things capture the imagination. One cannot study history and remain ignorant of military actions, tactics, and organization. There is a lot to know about military history. This section was originally slated for My Lists page, but it became evident as I started gathering content that it really belonged under My Research.


Military Operational Units
Roman Infantry Tactics


Sun Tzu
Carl von Clausewitz
Mao Tse-Tung

August 18, 2010

If LOTR Had Been Written By Someone Else!?

Filed under: Humor,Literature — Brandon @ 10:41 pm
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This post commemorates a very long thread on The Straight Dope message board that contains samples of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings had it been written by somebody else. Netizens contributed their works, usually a single page or less, between October 10, 2002 and February 4, 2004. The parodies spanned (literally) from Ernest Hemingway to Jerry Seinfeld. There were a total of 2042 posts. Eventually, I will get through them all. The entire set appears to be available on the Wayback Machine too, just in case.

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