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The First New Orleans Mardi Gras: Bears and Transvestites February 24, 2014

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
The First New Orleans Mardi Gras: Bears and Transvestites

The relevant Wikipedia page dates the first recorded Mardi Gras to 1835. However, there was certainly a small Mardi Gras held a long century before. Indeed, possibly our earliest Mardi Gras description from the city was written out in 1730. In that year a Company of the Indies official Marc-Antoine Caillot, who had been in […]

A Dark Age British Sasquatch? November 18, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
A Dark Age British Sasquatch?

*** This post is dedicated to Adrian S *** One epic poem survives from Anglo-Saxon England: Beowulf. Beowulf, for those who do not know, was a Danish hero who, in the course of said poem fights three monsters: first Grendel, second Grendel’s mother and third a dragon who gets the better of him. Grendel particularly […]