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Friday, October 14, 2011

History, The Customer Reviews

What if participants could write internet reviews of historical phenomena the way they rate restaurants? Patricia Pearson, writing in the New Yorker, tells us. An example:

I took my daughter to see the Oracle for her sixteenth birthday, and, really, I did not feel that the visit was worth sacrificing a whole goat. If you’re going to predict the fall of Lydia, there should be better music. Also, the food at the entrance to the underground chamber was very substandard. The figs were withered, and I’ve found better-tasting olives under corpses. We definitely don’t plan to go back.
Read more here.

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