There were never even actually rules
I love ancient history, and I smacked my head onto my keyboard when I read this part of the Variety op-ed: "her Macedonian Greek family — the Ptolemaic lineage — intermarried with West Asian’s Seleucid dynasty and had been in Egypt for 300 years. Cleopatra was eight generations away from these Ptolemaic ancestors, making the chance of her being white somewhat unlikely"
One, Greeks have Mediterranean, olive skin tones, significantly darker than West Europeans and not particularly lighter than some of their Middle Eastern subjects. Two, Ptolemaic rulers were notoriously inbred, they were one of these Targaryen types who thought they were keeping the bloodline pure. Three, the Seleucid were another dynasty of Macedonian kings, who had invaded Persia the way Cleopatra's ancestors had invaded Egypt.
And this came from a woman who directed a documentary on the time period!
I randomly decided to check in to your Substack, as your Apple podcast feed stopped on March 1. So glad you are back ranting loquaciously on interesting topics. Would or be possible to renew the IMBW podcast feed, so your delightful essays appear automatically in my feed again?
I love that this has returned. Wrong Think is great but your rants in podcast form are "chefs kiss".
I’d like to see a lot more suplex in movies generally.
I spit out my water while at the gym when you said "Soy Sauce Land"
''There were never even actually rules''; yet, there was some Justice... for all... after all...