Comments on: This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shrine http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/26/this-little-light-of-mine-im-gonna-let-it-shrine/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:08:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: dance http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/26/this-little-light-of-mine-im-gonna-let-it-shrine/comment-page-1/#comment-8020 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 01:17:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=273#comment-8020 I had no idea there were so many blogs dedicated to sniping at comics that aren’t funny.

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/26/this-little-light-of-mine-im-gonna-let-it-shrine/comment-page-1/#comment-7903 Sun, 27 Apr 2008 00:41:56 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=273#comment-7903 Hi there,

Somehow the Comics Curmudgeon (http://joshreads.com/) is able to post cartoons and mock them mercilessly without offending the copyright police. Perhaps he could explain the cartoon?

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By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/26/this-little-light-of-mine-im-gonna-let-it-shrine/comment-page-1/#comment-7878 Sat, 26 Apr 2008 21:54:16 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=273#comment-7878 I don’t really want to join, but who can resist driving a tiny car?

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/26/this-little-light-of-mine-im-gonna-let-it-shrine/comment-page-1/#comment-7864 Sat, 26 Apr 2008 21:01:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=273#comment-7864 Sis, the Duck of Conservitavism doesn’t make coherent arguments against Democrats–he just throws shite on the walls to see what sticks! (Have another beer, Bruce.)

There were a number of good books about a decade ago or so that dealt with male secret societies, much of which was intertwined with the emerging literature on masculinity in the mid- to late-nineties. It was kind of a hot topic. The Shriners are 33rd (or whatever it is) order Masons, like super-elite Masons. And, yes, they’re pretty much like an Elks or Eagles club, just with more Orientalist mysticism and pseudo-occult rituals.

All kidding aside, I think it’s pretty much a harmless diversion for senior citizens. I think most Shriners are 70+, if they’re a day. And they do run a mean burn hospital.

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By: Sisyphus http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/26/this-little-light-of-mine-im-gonna-let-it-shrine/comment-page-1/#comment-7854 Sat, 26 Apr 2008 20:31:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=273#comment-7854 Ok, why _do_ the Shriners exist? And wear fezzes and drive itty-bitty cars? Are they just another variation on the Elk’s Club? (and are all these clubs more of an east or midwest type thing and I’m just not getting it over here in California?) There’s gotta be a good pop-history book there.

And the mercury-disposal argument against compact fluorescents is just silly, especially if your city gives you a couple nickels to recycle ‘em, like mine does. Does the Duck of Conservatism compare the CFPs to the environmental cost of incandescent bulbs or just to sitting in the dark?

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