Monday, June 21, 2010

What in the Woold

Woolding is the act of wrapping a thin, flexible piece of wood around someone's head to make a loop and then slipping another piece of wood inside that loop and twisting until that someone's eyes pop out of their head.

It was a method of torture used by pirates in the late 17th and early 18th century. To be fair, they learned the technique from Spanish inquisitors working for the Catholic church.

Why would I name my blog such a thing?

We are, for the most part, completely spoiled by modern society. When twitter goes down, it is a major catastrophe for some. When we cannot connect to the internet, it is problem that must be resolved. If we do not have cell phone reception, it is just torture.

There are far worse things than our minor troubles.

Are you, or anyone you know, likely to get woolded any time soon? I didn't think so. ; )

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