What is the Latin for Guido? It’s Gaius, surely; and Gaia for Guidette. Just enjoy the gravitas for a moment. Beyond that, it’s hard to think of what the Romans would make of Jersey Shore. Hmm. Cicero didn’t like women getting drunk – he thought it made them look rustic. Ovid on the other hand [...]
Monthly Archive for August, 2010
A great non-headline that appeared recently: Bill Cosby is not dead. It’s such a great non-headline that it’s been used four times now. You can see how this would be annoying. You’d have thought it would have been a buzz to read all about yourself and your wonderful achievements, to have some gauge on just [...]
A delight of the Internet is that you can make contact with other worlds without ever having actually to visit them. Imagine that stock plot of antiquity, the tale of the disguised ruler.