Ed: this is some crazy shit too
Order of the Solar Temple
You have to break out the HTML when editing posts. Takes you back to sixth grade when they gave us all a course in HTML because making shitty Angelfire web pages (with frames!) was the future. Or something.
Ed2: I totally unironically pooh-poohed the teaching of HTML to schoolchildren in 1997 in a comment that I had just used it, in editing the post, 26 years later. I actually learned it a little before the school course but that's the kind of shit that sticks with you, like making graphing calculator programs and stuff like that. I'm not going to pretend I'm some big coder, because I'm not by any means, but even basic programming shit makes you order and see things in a certain way.
Ed3: and have you seen this shit?
This woman is my future wife.
Was just watching wrestling, reading about Voivode Stephen the Great of Moldavia. There's a whole world of European history in Central Europe and the frontiers of Christendom in the Balkans that nobody studies or cares about. I kind of want to read up on this stuff more. I know there are a lot of ultra-nationalists in Romania. These were real people who died horribly in these wars. Probably thousands (to use a different part of Europe) had the indignity to have died in a conflict known as the War of Jenkins' Ear.
Np: Fletcher Henderson - A Study in Frustration: The Fletcher Henderson Story