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Ep.2 | Social Media - "What Have God Wrought?"

Updated: Sep 27, 2019

How does one begin discussing Social Media? Christa starts in 600 BCE; Sage would rather not discuss it at all. Oh hell, let's just go watch animal videos.

Spoilers below, if you haven't listened to the episode!

There's a special treat for you at the end, but first let's go back in time. Way, WAY back -- to Ancient Persia. We're going to meet Cyrus the Great, a man with little self-esteem, apparently:

"I am Cyrus, King of the World, Great King, Mighty King, King of Babylon, King of Sumer and Akkad, King of the Four Quarters, the son of Cambyses, Great King, King of Anšan, grandson of Cyrus, Great King, King of Anšan, descendant of Teispes, Great King, King of Anšan, of an eternal line of kingship, whose rule Bêl and Nabu love, whose kingship they desire for their hearts' pleasure. When I entered Babylon in a peaceful manner, I took up my lordly abode in the royal palace amidst rejoicing and happiness. Marduk, the great lord, established as his fate for me a magnanimous heart of one who loves Babylon, and I daily attended to his worship." ~The Cyrus Cylinder (c. 538 BCE)

Boy, I wish somebody had boosted his ego just a tad. ;)

Next up, more googly eyes! But this time they're not on Barney Google; they're on Nathanael Greene.

You know you want to start doing this.

Twitter's fine and all, but these are the real reason the internet was invented. (Thanks, Al Gore!)

Wanna know a bit more about social media? Here are some fun facts.

QUICK CORRECTION: It wasn't the BTK Killer who was caught thanks to genealogy databases. It was the Golden State Killer! And a very good day for the victims and their families.

After all of that, you really deserve a treat. Here's Sage's short haircut. I think she looks adorable!

There is nothing that could make Sage look bad. (Says Christa.)

P.S. I know you all came here for Christa on a sheep. We couldn't stop watching animal videos, so we didn't make one.