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10 Unexpected Things That Dogs Can Smell

Let’s face it: as a species, we’ve ruined nature. We’ve melted the ice caps with our spray-on deodorant; turned the rainforests into barren sludge; and even taken the atom—the building block of the universe—and turned it into a weapon. 865 more words


A College’s Denomination: The BGC and the Vietnam War, 1968-1969 (Part 4)

This is part four of a five part series. If you haven’t yet done so, you may find it helpful to read parts one4,315 more words
Vietnam War

"Morally anesthetized and smoldering with presumptive violence"

 In my write-up on Barbary Shore I invoked two opposing views of the function of the MacGuffin (or plot coupon, as it’s alternatively known) as a cog in the engine of plot: while Alfred Hitchcock posited that a MacGuffin is actually nothing at all, George Lucas believed that ‘the audience should care about it almost as much as the duelling heroes and villains on-screen.’ At the time I argued that the ‘little object’ in McLeod’s possession failed by either conceptualisation, and I would propose that one way in which  2,985 more words

Mailer's Fiction

Golden Statue for Laos' Secret War

After years of French colonial rule, Laos was finally granted autonomy on 19 July 1949 before achieving independence in 1953. Yet its celebrations would be short-lived. 284 more words

Cold War


Yanked back suddenly
Saigon!?..shit..still in Saigon!
Wormhole software crashed


Author Robert Tonsetic inducted into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame

Casemate author, Robert L. Tonsetic, was one of ten Army Rangers inducted into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame in a ceremony on July 16, 2014, at Fort Benning, GA.  217 more words


Just Another Extraordinary Man

Commander Leo Stanis, Chaplain Corps, U. S. Navy, served in the US Army during World War II. He was inspired to one day become a military chaplain. 877 more words

Vietnam War