Colorized Civil War pics

Someone has taken the time to use modern colorizing and retouching tools to some old Civil War photographs, with breathtaking results–



From the comments: “Probably the most spectacular display of male facial hair growth I’ve ever seen” , heh. For an old Civil War buff (the South is full of ’em) it’s pretty cool to see these gentlemen come to life like this.

Moral Duty

Since everyone else seems to be having at Piers Morgan, shoot, I’ll have a go as well. Here’s Piers at his old pre-CNN job in Merrie Englande doing pretty much what he seems to be doing here:

Back in 2004, Piers Morgan was axed as editor-in-chief of the Daily Mirror, a British tabloid, for publishing photos of British soldiers who appeared to be abusing an Iraqi prisoner. They turned out to be fake.

Morgan also says he feels “vindicated” and that he has no regrets: “I feel like it was a moral duty … Sometimes you have to make a stand as an editor.”

Nice guy. Hope you never need for those fellows to have your back, Piers.

In all fairness, though, I disagree with those who want to deport him. For one thing, a vocal group from across the pond have started their own petition to please not send him back, they don’t want him. Also, there is that pesky First Amendment- I mean, what’s good for us should be good for him as well.

It also seems to be a good thing, to me at least, to have him around to remind us of why those shots were fired at Concord not all that long ago.

via the Blogfather