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Totalitarian Bizarreness August 29, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
Totalitarian Bizarreness

Beach isn’t a big fan of totalitarian regimes, but in the defence of those sorry little (and occasionally big) regimes they do make for bizarre news stories. For example, the rumour is just coming in, via South Korea, that the Great Leader in the north has wiped out much of NK’s pop singing community. Among […]

The Last Foodtaster in History? March 11, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Medieval
The Last Foodtaster in History?

  Beachcombing has long thought that food tasting must have been among the very cushiest jobs to have had in the Middle Ages. Why? (i) No one is going to be stupid enough to kill a monarch or a duke by poisoning their food if they know there’s a taster around. You are safe. Beachcombing doubts there’s […]