Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tagged by Jennie!

I have been tagged by Jennie Weber of the American Presidents Blog. That means that I have to:

1. Let others know who tagged you.

2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.

3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.

4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Here are 8 random facts about myself:

1. Miland Brown is a pseudonym. My identity is known by many in the history blogosphere as I have volunteered it to the coordinators of the various history carnivals I have hosted. Many at the higher education institution I work at know it as well. The clues are there if you want to learn my true identity.

2. I have four academic degrees of which three are at the graduate level.

3. I love American football. I concentrate on watching Division 1A college football but also like to watch the NFL.

4. I also am a big fan of soccer (football) at the international level. I really enjoy watching the American national team repeatedly beat the Mexican national team. Most of my Spanish has been learned from watching Univision. Gooaal!!

5. Not a surprise to regular readers of this blog, I am a critic of bad historical revisionism. Proponents of 9/11 revisionism, Holocaust denial, Roswell Aliens, lunar landing hoaxer claimers, illegal occupation lunatics in Hawaii and Texas, etc. do not fair well here.

6. I am a fan of Ayn Rand. Like her or not, Atlas Shrugged is a thought provoking novel.

7. I feel strongly that if you have a blog, you should allow comments. I agree with deleting spam comments but almost everything else should be published. If you have a blog and do not allow comments, you are indicating to others that you are not interested in academic debate. If you are using a blog to only further search engine optimization or to further your own views OK, but...

8. I like Piers Anthony as an author. The Incarnations of Immortality series dominated my imagination as a teenager. Although not as well written as I remember when I re-read them, I still get a thrill by perusing them.

I tag the following:

The Dougout

Pistols in the Pulpit

Time and Seasons

Gates of Vienna

Ludus Historiae

History Librarian

Tudor History Blog

Coming Anarchy

My apologies to any of the above if they have been previously tagged. Feel free to ignore me if you have.

4 comments:

napoleon15 said...

I just found your blog from your comment over at the Dougout. It looks interesting; I like history myself, and I think most other people also do when it's presented in an interesting way.

MrKeatley said...

Isn't all history kind of revisionist? At least you modify the statement with "BAD". I agree your list of garbage history (proponents of 9/11 revisionism, Holocaust denial, Roswell Aliens, lunar landing hoaxer claimers, illegal occupation lunatics in Hawaii and Texas, etc.).

M said...

"Isn't all history kind of revisionist? At least you modify the statement with BAD."

Exactly. History requires some revision when it is interpreted and as new facts come to the historian. However, revisionism can be done badly and veer into the absurd.

Glen said...

What's the tagging thing all about? looks like a wicked pyramid scheme. Five layers down and the entire universe is involved.