Christopher Columbus was awful
He discovered the New World much like a meteorite discovered the dinosaurs.
- The Oatmeal, “Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not)”
I love when The Oatmeal tells it like it is. The discussion of Columbus is made more poignant after reading The Devil in the White City, which frames America’s first serial killer against the backdrop of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Arguably one of America’s finest moments commemorates a man who really shouldn’t be so popular.