Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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I recently discovered a great podcast by Dan Carlin called "Hardcore History" Dan does a great job of drawing lines and connections that never occurred to me. For instance, in one show he talks about the similarities between Alexander the Great and Hitler. Dan doesn't limit himself to any particular period and is full of insight. If you are a history junkie, this one is worth checking out.

Happy Fourth of July!

Declaration of Independence

Happy Fourth Friends. I plan to spend my day resting, barbecuing and watching my entire extended family play with my new iPhone.

But I digress. I wanted to stop a moment and pay tribute to the Founding Fathers who decided to engage in high treason against the most powerful nation of the 18th Century. A crime that carried the punishment of being drawn and quartered. These were, in general, very rich men who had a lot to lose and a cause which could have easily been futile. So in between the burgers and fireworks, raise a glass to those guys and the King who ultimately decided to let those colonial upstarts go independent and in doing so created one of the strongest and longest lasting alliances ever formed between two nations.

Those guys were so forward thinking ... don't you think they would have been Mac users?