I've previously discussed cryptids such as Bigfoot, living Dinosaurs, etc, etc. Now, I'm talking about the Goatman, a part-human, part-goat creature reported by many - known in old folklore as fauns or satyrs. (Satyrs were technically part horse, but the term seems to have become synonymous with the goatish fauns.) From Before It's News: The … Continue reading The Goat Man
On Sunday I announced a Reader Request - ask me any question, and I'll try to answer it. Well, time's up! You've asked the questions; here are my answers. (I WAS going to make this a video post, but I've been feeling ill recently, and don't feel up to a video.) LYDIA POTTER'S QUESTIONS Do … Continue reading Reader Request Friday June 5th
Welcome to the 33rd edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts! Last fortnight, I reviewed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018). This fortnight, I’m reviewing:
- Stranger Things (2016-present), overall rated MA15+ for strong blood and gore, strong horror themes, supernatural themes, horror violence
(Note that Season 1 is rated M for supernatural themes and violence, Season 2 is rated M for coarse language, violence, supernatural themes, and Season 3 is rated MA15+ for strong blood and gore, strong horror themes, horror violence.)
Those are of course the Australian ratings; I’m not sure what the US ratings are.
As usual, I’ll give the trailers and clips at the end. And as usual, I offer the following disclaimer, JUST to be safe:
WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED AT OWN RISK.
The Netflix Original series by the Duffer Brothers became…
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Here, at long last, is the article I promised you in The Forgotten Jews almost 3 months ago.
The Ashkenazis, otherwise known as the Ashkenazim, make up the vast majority of world Jewry. They come from Eastern Europe, particularly (but not exclusively) Germany. The second-largest group is the Sephardim, who come from Spain, followed by the Mizrahim, who stayed in the Middle East.
However, there is a theory – founded in the 1800s, and holding some small degree of popularity today – that the Ashkenazim are not Jews; but rather, Gentile descendants of the Khazars. The Khazars were a Turkish people whose empire, known as Khazaria, lasted from about 650 AD to 969 AD.
Is this claim true, or false?
This argument is used fairly frequently for arguing a Khazarian (or at least Gentile) origin for the Ashkenazim. It derives from the following passage:
The sons of Japheth
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Yep, it's that time again - a Reader Request! Ask me any question you want, and I'll attempt to answer them on Friday (or possibly Saturday if I'm running late). (Note that that's Australian time; depending on where you are in the world, the deadline will possibly be Thursday.)
Shaheshal from Crazy Ideas with Crazy Fun has nominated me for the Food Award. Thanks, Shaheshal! Go check out her blog; she's never boring! https://crazyideaswithcrazyfun.wordpress.com/2020/05/23/the-food-award-1/ The rules are: Thank the person that nominated you. Pingback to the creator, Elisha at https://africaboy.home.blog/ Use the same featured image as your nominator. Answer the five questions. Create five questions … Continue reading The Food Award
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