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Cream of the Cool

Sadly, it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to fulfill my pledge to complete this years Iron Noder Quest. I seemed to have come across a case of writer's block and just can’t seem to get unstuck. Rather than submit a bunch of what I’d consider subpar write ups and bore our readers to death, I thought I’d do us all a favor and bite the bullet and admit…

What a weird dream.

I was visiting my parents and we all decided to go out to a biker bar my parents sometimes frequent. Despite me being sober, my Dad insisted on driving home. So, from the back seat, I watched as he blew through a stop sign on one of the back roads he decided to take, knowing that the city pigs are normally stationed on the main drag that time of night.

It didn't seem odd at the time that I was in the back seat, though it's funny now. We were in the truck my dad had…

In May of 2014, an incident happened at the Texas house of one of the baby-mamas of the Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Seeing his four year old push another child, he took immediate action. Putting dry leaves into the child's mouth, he then proceeded to make a "switch" - a branch stripped of leaves for use as a whipping instrument, and proceeded to lash that child repeatedly with it. He then threatened said child, saying that if he told anyone of these actions, he'd punch the…

Also known as the cocked hat, the tricorn is a style of hat popular in Europe during the late 17th and 18th centuries, falling out of fashion by 1800.

Spanish soldiers in Flanders originally wore a wide-brimmed circular hat with a flexible brim that could be folded upward and 'pledged' to the crown of the hat. Individual soldiers could modify their hats in this way, and the style of pledging the brim upward in three…