Have you guys heard of the “Checkers speech”?!

Or, “Show me the money!” It’s been an educational week. Between this oratory byte and the hitherto-unknown exclamation “Great Caesar’s Ghost,” I have realized that I know absolutely nothing about American history, political or pop-cultural. So, as long as I’m back to square one, I thought I’d start it off right! What’s really weird aboutContinue reading “Have you guys heard of the “Checkers speech”?!”

The Apple of America’s Eye

In which I look at an old legend through a new lens In an example of excellent seasonal timing, today is the historian-approved birth date of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Remember him? The guy who planted all those trees? Yeah, you know him. He was born in 1774 in Leominster, Massachusetts, to…to…youContinue reading “The Apple of America’s Eye”