At the Smithsonian Museum of American History, we saw this recreation of a subway train. We actually Ubered the whole time in DC, so we never got to ride the real DC subway train. At least I don't have to worry about being mugged on this one.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
When The Post came out last year, I had no idea it even existed. But since it had two Oscar nominations (Best Picture and also Best Actress for Meryl Streep), I wrote it down to eventually see it. It was kind of odd this kind of film (Steven Spielberg) made such a small splash at the Oscars, but did I like it?
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Catherine Parr is the last wife of King Henry VIII. I thought it was kind of odd of how the King chose her and why. They don't have much of a romance, she's more of his caretaker and nurse than his wife in reality. Though in secret, she is a devout Protestant of more of a Lutheran variety.
Monday, June 18, 2018
A recent craze in the video game world is Fortnite which has since hit PCs, Xbox One, iOS and PS4. But now it's on the Nintendo Switch. While the campaign game is the traditional thing (not on Switch), Battle Royale is actually a multiplayer game that doesn't take a penny to enjoy. Which is the main reason why it has a insane amount of players so far.
In a big window at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, I could easily spot the rather new Smithsonian museum that is all about African-American history. We didn't go on our trip to DC, but I will say that place looks like it would take more than a few hours to finish.
Congressman John Lewis (D-Georgia's 5th Congressional District) back during the Civil Rights Movement (alongside Martin Luther King Jr.) was a member of the Big Six, who were instrumental in the organization of The Great March on Washington in 1963.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Henry VIII's fourth wife Anne of Cleves seems the strangest choice for a bride when you first see her. Purely political, the marriage was to protect Henry against Catholic foes. But the Protestant Germans seemed very resistant to the marriage and even tried to hide Anne's face behind a veil.
After being freed from two years of hard labor for having an affair with a man, Oscar Wilde left Ireland and Britain forever. He moved to Paris, France and died a much different man than in his prime and much poorer as well.
Friday, June 15, 2018
At the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, I saw this life-jacket from the actual Titanic. Technically this wasn't going to do much good in the icy cold waters that night, but's interesting to see how different this compares to the life jackets of today.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A few years ago, I started watching the Despicable Me series, and I actually enjoyed it a lot. My wife Daisy really loves the dang minions, but I was disappointed in the Minions movie they had not too long ago. With the prequel out of the way, it's time for a real sequel again. But does this one hold a candle to the past films?
While a common practice in human history, hunting whales better known as "whaling" has decreased greatly in more modern times. Despite this; Norway, Japan, and Iceland still participate in the practice.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Drillerdroid is a later boss in Sonic Mania. It targets Sonic and Tails but his crosshairs are easy to dodge. But when it crashes down, cave spikes fall and they're difficult to dodge.
Nintendo dropped the news about the game existing not long ago, but now we know a lot about the game. This will be a full sequel instead of being Super Smash Bros. IV+.
I saw this at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. It's of Thomas Edison and while a humble man would probably feel strange having such a statue made of himself, Edison's ego would have loved it.
While Thomas Edison became a legend in the inventing world, his son Thomas Edison Jr. did not. He used the family name and had many products that had little to no merit. This annoyed his father so much that they had to take the matter to court. Eventually they came to agreement, he would use an alias and Thomas Edison would give him an allowance.
Monday, June 11, 2018
The Road to El Dorado was a movie I totally missed out on in the early 2000's. I was only twelve at the time, but I don't know why I missed out on it. It was actually one of Dreamworks first films and one of the few rare Dreamworks movies that was actually animated in 2D art instead of 3D computer animation.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
A later boss should't be a cakewalk but Meter Droid sure is. On my first try I managed to defeat him before he warmed up. But his main attack is to toss you up towards the spikes. Either way, losing to this guy would be an embarrassment.
This was the first stop on the third day (but 2nd full day) of our Washington D.C. trip. This was the first real Smithsonian Museum and I was pretty excited.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
As I've mentioned before recently, I just started making my way through the older seasons of the TV series Shameless which is based on the British series of the same name. I loved the first season, but the second dropped a little bit in quality to me. Is the life of the crazy Gallagher family still entertaining to me?
Friday, June 8, 2018
Not far away from the Lincoln Memorial is the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. While Lincoln led the way to abolish slavery, Martin Luther King Jr. led the way in trying to abolish racism in the government and American culture in general. At first I was kind of unsure if we were at the right spot, but it becomes clear once you stand where the people in green shirts are.
"Well, let me tell you, the Second Amendment’s actually in the Bible. Yeah. Think about it. Even God understood that he had to give his angels weapons because you don’t defeat evil with tolerance and understanding. So for all of you people that are saying we need peace, well peace only prevails when the good guy has the bigger weapons."
Joshua Feuerstein is a evangelist who became popular among conservative-Christians for his bizarre and semi-coherent rants on social media about evolution, Starbucks holiday cups, Planned Parenthood, and almost any subject he would like to spout into some form of audio diarrhea. I always thought Feuerstein and his flock had the IQ of a stump, but even he couldn't be stupid enough to suggest that a modern weapon is in a 2000+ year old book? Right?
During his final years, in addition to advocating for civil rights, Martin Luther King Jr. also expanded his reach by speaking against the Vietnam War. Which unfortunately alienated some of his supporters at the time.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Despite being a figurehead in the founding of the pre-United Nations group known as the League of Nations, Woodrow Wilson couldn't get Senate approval for the U.S. to join the League of Nations. Which caused Woodrow Wilson great mental and emotional pain.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Fairly accurate to how he was in real life, Thomas Cromwell starts out rather humble and you don't really notice him much. But he soon rises in court through the failing of the King's first marriage. He played a key part in the rise of Anne Boleyn.