Close to Home by John McPherson

Close to Home

Comments (14) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Tin Can Twidget 1950

    Tin Can Twidget 1950 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Looks more exciting than most of the history classes I’ve had over the years.

  2. Jenna Rose

    Jenna Rose said, almost 4 years ago

    Every History class needs Professor Turgeson (“Back To School”) .

  3. PICTO

    PICTO said, almost 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to see his interpretation of the “Rape of the Sabines”.

  4. daniel_bel

    daniel_bel said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s the rapt of the Sabines. He would just runaway with one on his soulders.
    Also the bastille was taken without any rope, they just entered through the doors…

  5. Lefty2

    Lefty2 said, almost 4 years ago

    hope he gets extra credit for this.

  6. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, almost 4 years ago

    And a happy July 14 to you, too.

  7. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, almost 4 years ago

    “Where’s the Bastille??” asked Mikhail Gorbachov, then general secretary of the extinct USSR. Apparently someone forgot to give him the memo that the revolutionaries completely demolished the Bastille.

  8. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, almost 4 years ago

    …the question was asked in 1988.

  9. mrssaskfan

    mrssaskfan said, almost 4 years ago

    My sons had a social studies teacher who liked role-playing re-enactments to teach the kids how the different sides thought. It could get very entertaining when they really got into it. The French Third Assembly got a little tense.

  10. Lisa  4romMpls

    Lisa 4romMpls said, almost 4 years ago

    @Tin Can Twidget 1950


  11. algurka

    algurka said, almost 4 years ago


    I was going to say the same thing. Andy deserves it for his great performance!

  12. Popeyes4arm

    Popeyes4arm said, almost 4 years ago

    wait ’till the boiling oil shows up in the 2nd act.

  13. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, almost 4 years ago


    “Rape” in the case you cite meant ‘abduction’ – it was the kidnapping of the Sabine women. That definition was also used as late as the 1950s: there is a song (can’t remember the title) from “The Fantastiks” where the phony kidnapping of Luisa is repeatedly referred to as a “rape”. There are now alternate lyrics available for the song.

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    One of the best RPG history lessons was by David Millians for 5-6 grade studying 19th century US. Choose from hat, the family you will play. One millionaire, three slaves, the rest distributed in between according to the 1800 census. One decade per week. Do the slave hit the Underground Railroad or wait hoping the abolitionists win? How do the factory workers react to the Knights of Labor? How does the millionaire? Do the independent farmers join the Farmers National Alliance and how to the furnishing merchants react? Lots of research required to play properly and a lot of learning in history, sociology, math (family budget, etc.), as a result.

  15. Refresh Comments.