MMM 406: The Wall of Arwad (Ruad)

There’s a tiny island in the eastern Mediterranean that has been a fortification of sorts for a lot of different people, it appears.  The wall in question is almost gone today, having been quarried for newer construction at various points in time since the earliest known Roman occupation, but once encircled the entire island.  The giant stones don’t appear to be originally from the island based on geology, so the mystery is how they even got the things to the island on anything less than a massive boat-lift.  The wall got it’s name when the island was known as Arwad, but the island is now known as Ruad.  It’s off the coast of Syria, so I’ll let you guess why the name might have changed.

This is what remains of the wall that used to go all around the island.

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Memorial Day 2020

Today, we remember those fallen in battle in defense of our nation, her peoples, and her principles.

Michigan War Veterans memorial in Detroit, Michigan, situated in the now-abandoned State Fair grounds.

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A Primer On Gretchen Whitmer

The fine governor of Michigan  (and possible VP candidate, which means future POTUS because, let’s be honest, Biden isn’t going to make it long) has been in the news a LOT, so perhaps this should have been done long ago.   Better late then never, so here we go.

Gretchen Esther Whitmer (born August 23, 1971) is an American politician serving as the 49th governor of Michigan.

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Everything I Meme, Nothing that I Don’t

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Do You Believe in Meme?

 

 

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MMM 404: Blaauboschkraal

Often called “Adam’s Calendar”, this ruin sits in modern South Africa and was discovered in 1975, unlike so many ancient structures that are sadly trapped inside Moslem Middle Eastern nations.  There is good reason to believe that the ring of dolomite (yes, African dolomite) stones was assembled in 11,500 BC, and even something that hard weathers and shifts in that much time.

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BBF

Hello, and welcome to Big Boob Friday.

 

 

 

 

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Your model for today was born on February 22nd, 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts.  She stands 5′ 3″ and measures 382538 and 130 lbs.  Please give your attention to and pray for forgiveness from Miss Giselle Lynette!

 

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MMM 403: Joya de Cerén

Not exactly ancient, but the Stone Age lasted longer in some places than others.  In ~600 AD, the Loma Caldera erupted and buried a Mayan city entirely in volcanic ash, much like Pompeii on the other side of the world.  Joya de Cerén is the name given to the archaeological dig site in modern El Salvador where this amazingly well-preserved ruin is being slowly unearthed.  Given that contemporary Mayan pyramids can be found nearby, this buried city gives us an amazing glimpse into the daily lives of the people  who lived there at the time.

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We Rate Dogs

We need a break from bad news, viruses, and your mom.

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