I live within 10 miles of this school, and I will contest every damn word of what he said. My kids’ school very well might be the lowest-funded school in New Jersey, we still have a computer room and a cart full of Chromebooks. (School funding issues mainly impact teacher salaries — the school can’t afford to keep any…
I lived in the East Village in the late‘90s, and I think Veselka and the big cube are the only place I went regularly that are still there.
I was racking my brain over the movie that only credits its leads as Him and Her. And now that you’ve mentioned Antichrist, I still think I was thinking of a different movie! There might be more than one!
...in The Hair-Splitting Pedant Who Loved Me
Didn’t leave him out:
You are like the buzzing of flies to me!
(Yes, I’ve heard all the jokes)
I did say “probably.”
Wikipedia does mention Number Six and Number Two.
And even if you accept that 007's birth certificate reads “Bond, James Bond,” M and Q are pretty iconic nameless characters who really should have been on the list here.
Derp, I didn’t even put together that CGB were still his initials.
Okay, you got me!
I wrestled with finding a succinct way to explain that, and Get Smart was better than anything I came up with.
I, too, base all of my knowledge of medieval courtly life on Crusader Kings. It was common for Irish petty kings to marry Romanian servant girls because they had high stats, right?
It is odd that Wikipedia characterizes XIII as old and infirm, when he was in his late 30s. I guess old is relative when you only live to 41. Anyway, I’m 43 so I’ve done at least one thing better than Louis XIII.
I couldn’t go into as much detail as Wikipedia, but the theory suggests Dad was sent to America (the French part, so either Canada or New Orleans), but returned to France making demands, so Richelieu discreetly locked him up, rather than saying, “say, Your Highness, you’re okay with me killing your dad, right?”
I think it’s safe to assume there are multiple eras in which the English hated the French...
Funny enough, we’ve covered exactly that in a past Wiki Wormhole:
Hitler killed a lot of English. That counts for a lot with the Irish.
You can research preserving corpses on your own time!