If you ever find yourself bored on a Friday head over to one of my favorite blogs on the web: Badass Of The Week. Every week there is a new post about a historical person who has done something worthy of the moniker "Badass". The writing is absolutely hilarious and the stories are genuinely interesting.

The author, Ben Thompson (who incidentally has degrees in History and Political Science), just published his first book, entitled Badass (imagine that). I highly recommend it if you are into history and crass humor...like me.

A warning from Ben Thompson:

"You should probably also be aware that this site features an unnecessarily copious amount of profanity, so if you're easily offended by that sort of thing then this would be a good time for you to turn off your computer and go join a convent."