This is something I wrote as a joke in my own journal, sadly most of my f-list didn't get any of it.
I am VERY iffy on the my History 307 exam on Monday. Anyone have any thoughts on World War II and the containment doctrine and the war at home and I don't care AT ALL. Well parts of it are interesting, and WWII as a whole is some good History, but man do my eyes glaze over when Bennett starts going on about the Korean War or the Ardennes counterattack or the US used 754 B-blahblahblah bombers but the Germans only had 321 panther-tiger-panda planes and couldn't use them because all the German generals were committing mass suicide because they realized that their boss was a lunatic meanwhile never fight a war against Japan because they're um, should we say, really tenacious, because instead of surrendering at Okinawa Japanese soldiers committed mass suicide with grenades and Winston Churchill had a secret crush on Josef Stalin but he covered it up good for fear of rejection and American women had orgies on the 6 billion liberty ships that took them only three weeks to build even though one or two occasionally fell apart after they were put in the water and after Mussolini was shot dead several women urinated on his face and FDR ran for 4th term re-election in 1944 even though he was (literally) half-dead and in the various battles of the pacific many Japanese fighter pilots tried to land on US Air Carriers and vice versa because no one knew what the hell they were doing and THAT is how the US won the war. Except they didn't, they just came in perfect time to dropkick D-Day on Hitler's ass even though the Russians had already suffered 20 million casualties dead REALLY fighting and winning the war in Barbarossa. Actually, that was great, can I write that on the exam? I think that was an A essay.
The Churchill/Stalin thing made me wonder who out there, or if there's someone out there who would read or write history slash. I know next to nothing about slash, but it seems to me that it's a wide enough genre that it's out there. o_O
Edit: Just found the hitlerslash community, have to say it makes me happy somehow that it exists. Internets, you haven't let me down yet.
I just wanted to share something I read in a book a few months ago, it made me laugh out loud.
From Anxious Decades: America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941
by Michael E. Parrish pg 115:The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan met in a local Klavern, under the leadership of a Kleagle, and received the invocation from the Kludd. A gathering of several Klaverns became a Klonklave, presided over by a Grand Dragon, Grand Goblin, and Exalted Cyclops. Simmons took the title Imperial Wizard.
Ludicrous and deserving of mockery.