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EPIC FAIL… a chronology of historic short-comings

Epic Fail’* (ep-ik, feyl) – verb / noun

-A Definitive Encyclopedia to History’s Worst Mistakes and Most Devastating Failures (by: Erik Slader)

WARNING, this blog contains lots of potentially offensive language, and historical facts, proceed with caution… and a sense of humor! ;D

“EPiK FAILs” is essentially a history book… with F-Bombs!

History itself is an endless source of heart-wrenching human drama, explosive action-packed adventure, and most of all: rolling-on-the-floor-laughing-one’s-ass-off comedy! It’s also a poignant reminder to learn from the mistakes of others… while proving that even the greatest figures in history had their flaws/FAIL(s). We here at the make-believe ‘offices’ of “EPiK-FAILs” have made it our ongoing mission to seek out and record the most Epic Fails of history!

Dear College Students: If history just aint your subject, and you find big old dusty Text Books about Dead Old Dudes incredibly boring, and better for rolling papers, but still need to pass a class, you’re in luck. You see I’ve studied my ass off to regurgitate all this useless trivia junk in a form you understand. I envy you, because when I was struggling to stay awake during long-ass monotone lectures from Old Dudes in Tweed with less personality than Ben Stein I really wished I had a blog like this to refer to. To help me put it all in perspective, and answer the question that most history classes fail to answer: why do we give a fuck? Well, my goal is to help you give a fuck, and possibly pass that mid-term.

The following essays chronicle the disastrous events that somehow led to today, and illustrate mankind’s innate ability to Fail upwards…

B.C.E. (Before Common “Error”) – A Note On Time


The Epic (fail) of Troy 1250 BCE (aprox)

Emperor Nero: Worst-Approval-Rating-Ever 54-68 CE

The HUNDRED YEARS’ War 1337-1453 C.E. / A.D.

Christopher Columbus: Discovers the Caribbean 1492

30 Years of pointless-European-wide-war 1618-1648

The Salem Witch Trials 1692

The-War-of-1812? 1812



–Disclaimer: I do not own the images/memes embedded in the essays included therein, and am not associated with Fail Blog.

*I do not plan on posting any essays/articles pertaining to modern day politics, for several reasons: namely history has yet to sort out the facts, there’s obviously a lot of strong feelings attached to certain political parties / candidates, and I’m a firm believer in not telling others what to think. I do however encourage others to do their research and weigh all options / variables from both sides.

Sources Cited coming soon….

Also, kinda random, but if you like comics and or comic book movies, head over to my friend’s blog site (Comic Zombie) where I nerd-out and weigh-in on comic-related stuff. Here’s a link to the Top 5 Worst Comic Book Movies of All Time!

If you’re interested in checking out some samples of my science fiction stories in the works, Click Here!

Erik Slader
Erik Slader
Erik Slader is the creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the co-author of the Epic Fails book series. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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