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Aftershock: A Strange Tale of Murder, Rage and the Earthquake that Shook America

January 10, 2014

In the months following the murder there was scarcely an hour when the earth did not tremble.  The sound of it was like distant thunder, which gave way to cracks and explosions like muskets being fired.  The smell of sulfur and brimstone hung over everything. They said it was retribution from an angry god, punishment […]

What Would Jefferson do? Time Traveling at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

August 26, 2011

So this dweeby-looking guy interrupts us, says he knows exactly what Jefferson would do.  He’s got on big square glasses and red suspenders.  Apparently, he’s an employee of Monticello, or anyway that’s what his name badge says.  It says his name is Clive. I say, “All right, Clive.  You tell us what Jefferson would do.”  […]