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  • It Takes After You: Pig Love in New Haven June 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    It Takes After You: Pig Love in New Haven

    Bestiality (humans having sex with animals) has been a long-standing minority pursuit, which very occasionally has been ritualised, memories of a king having sex with a horse in Ireland and hints of a tribal leader marrying a seal. In most societies though bestiality has been punished and punished harshly. None of this is new, but what […]

    History Roundup 423 including Toilet Bomb June 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 423 including Toilet Bomb

    Today’s links follow. 1) Toilet Bomb: US/Vietnam 2) Windshield Hysteria: US 3) Heroic Dog: Japanese POW Camp 4) Stravinsky Arrested for musical crime: US (true?) 5) The Great Stink: UK 6) Brief Execution History: US 7) Four Views on the Twilight Kingdom: Britain 8) America’s Greatest Ancient City and the Flood: St Louis and from the […]

    Chastity Tools in Puritan New England June 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Chastity Tools in Puritan New England

    This image is a twentieth-century reconstruction of three items crucial to love-making in seventeenth-century New England. (The source is David Hackett Fischer’ Albion’s Seed, p.80 a long book that can be read as well by dippings as by hours of earnest reading: the artist was Jennifer Brody.) Now take a moment and puzzle over this collection of […]

    Beachcombed 60 June 1, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 60

    May is perhaps the sweetest month of all. Had a great time with Mrs B and the kids and even written a couple of article. The tortoises are patrolling our small garden and the sun has fought off the clouds: no snakes, no head lice, no rat infestations, no audits (well actually there is but […]

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