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Turds In Space – Apollo 10 Official Transcript

On April 15, 2013 by Lazer Horse

The Apollo 10 space mission was a successful one, it was basically a dry run for going to the moon, they got within 9 nautical miles of it’s surface but never touched down. So all...

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1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – My Pick Of The E’s & F’s

On April 14, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Here I am again, I’m still reading the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose. As I said in my last post, I never thought I would read any kind of dictionary...

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North Korea’s Mass Gymnastics – Defiance & Horror

On April 13, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Recently, North Korea have been busy puffing out their chests and threatening the wider world with destruction, no change there then. King Jon-un, son of Kim Jong-il, has even less tact than his father, which...

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Portraits I Am Currently Enjoying

On April 11, 2013 by Lazer Horse

So, there’s no real theme to this article I’m afraid, I basically did a Google image search for portraits of the 17th Century and these are the ones that took my eye. I’d...

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1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – The “D” Section

On April 9, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Here’s installment number three in my labour of love: the slow and steady trawl through the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by the prolific Captain Grose. Grose was an English antiquary, draughtsman, and lexicographer and authored...

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The Octobass: Sub-Woofers Before Speakers

On April 8, 2013 by Lazer Horse

The Octobass is a massive musical instrument that you certainly couldn’t fit in a mini. It’s shaped like a cello but it’s almost twice the size and, consequently the tone is twice as...

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Gateway To Hell Found In Turkey

On April 4, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Here’s a nice bit of archaeology to start your day, and sinister archaeology at that. A portal called “Pluto’s Gate” (Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin) has been found by a group of Italian archaeologists. Based in a...

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1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – The Letter C

On April 2, 2013 by Lazer Horse

So we’re back with part two of my depth charge in to Captain Francis Grose‘s amazing publication from 1811, The Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue. Today we tackle the C words. If you missed the...

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1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – Letters A & B

On April 1, 2013 by Lazer Horse

The Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue was written in 1811 by Captain Francis Grose. He endeavored to capture all of the common expressions of the day, used by the lower echelons of society. Vulgar in this sense...

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The Origin Of The Word Beard

On March 31, 2013 by Lazer Horse

I like to know the origin of words, so often, on cold and windy eves, I can be found perusing the etymology aisle; it keeps me out of trouble. Yesterday, I looked up...

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