Many science fiction stories go to the past, not the future. Which makes sense, right? Why be a Connecticut Yankee in some random Jetsons city when you can be a Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, A Place That's Part Of Your Own Era's Roots, Which Makes Visiting It Meaningful? We all long to vacation in the past, touring its wonders before the germs & backwardness bother us. But here's one way being alive is more interesting than people think it is: there are a shocking number of artifacts that let you experience that past *today*, because they still exist in spite of all logic.
On this week's episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt sits down with comedic character genius Andy Daly to bring the past to life. They'll explore old curiosities that anyone can hear, see, experience, or eat, even though there is no way any of that should be possible. Join Alex and Andy for comedy records from 1899, pickles from before the Civil War, a surprisingly modern warning about a surprisingly ancient dog, and more.
"McDonald's grilled chicken mcwrap at 250 calories is both a dollar and pound bargain" -- Newt Gingrich on Twitter, May 2013
"If ur a boob guy this whole lactation thing is amazing the sports bra the wife is wearing is losing the containment battle!!!" -- Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter, October 2011
Watch out fictional ladies: your number of boobs might be telegraphing your morality.
Yee-ha! Giddyup! Westerns used to feature singing cowboys and Soviet uranium!
Happy Halloween! The past is terrifying! In the most astonishing way!
It's not populists versus elites. It's much weirder (and more Dilbert-driven).