There's a popular legend that the V sign originated with English longbowmen at the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. Because of the proficiency of English archers, the French threatened to cut off their bow fingers. When the English army prevailed (spoiler!), thei . . . (More)
You knew I'd get to this eventually. Nero Burning ROM, a program that writes data to discs, has the Roman Colosseum in flames as its classic logo. I've always liked it; It meshes modern technology and familiar memories from classical history in a cleverly tongue-in-cheek way. But it's re . . . (More)
Reasons #5478 and #5479 I'm a nerd: I'm devotedly playing a browser-based city-builder set in ancient Egypt, and my primary city is named Tanis.
I have a crush on André Marin, Ontario's sixth ombudsman. His crusade for public accountability, his indignation on behalf of the citizenry (swoon)! Since his appointment, he has revitalized the office, transforming a previously negligible presence at Queen's Park. He describes the Ministry . . . (More)
The dilemma of the 24th-century Jew: Can replicated pork be considered kosher?
I once told him that I loved him ... in binary.
"If it's licking the Pope, it's probably treyf." - Evil Monkey's Guide to Kosher Imaginary Animals . . . (More)
A verse of inappropriate sobriety: The body of Duncan lay dead,Still warm on his kingly white bed.Washed her hands did she,Cleaned his blade did he,And the salty green waters were red.
After lunch, we go to the Silver Snail, a local comic book shop. He's terribly excited. I pick up the new Daredevil Annual, but his purchase is more complicated; having lusted a week or two after a Master Chief statue to crown his work desk, he had finally reserved one. Today, he h . . . (More)
Whenever I hear Frank Sinatra's "My Way", I think of Worf sitting at the bar of Vic Fontaine's lounge, mourning Jadzia by listening to her favourite song. NERD.
2. As "Americana" defines itself as artefacts of American culture, "Gloriana" consists of the artefacts of my culture.
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