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(Toronto Star)   Blackadder is not going to like this, the bones of Richard III have apparently been found   (thestar.com) divider line 95
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2012-09-12 12:13:20 PM
Run away from the hills! If you see the hills before you, run the other way!
 
2012-09-12 12:17:38 PM
William Shakespeare, writing more than a century after Richard's death, describes the king as "deform'd, unfinished," a monster with a deformed conscience who murdered his nephews in the Tower of London in order to gain the throne.

Well yes, because the man who KILLED Richard III was Elizabeth's grandfather, and the act of killing him and convincing the people that he was a bad man is what allowed the Tudors to come to power.

Not that Richard II *wasn't* a bad man, but lets not use Shakespeare as a historical reference here.
 
2012-09-12 12:55:52 PM
Those 527 years' worth of late parking fees are going to be a biatch.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-12 01:11:10 PM
Do British archeologists normally carry halberds?
 
2012-09-12 01:39:22 PM

vpb: Do British archeologists normally carry halberds?


Nope. They normally carry bills.
 
2012-09-12 03:03:04 PM
"I'm Dirty Dick and killing's my thing. I've got a hunch I'm going to be king."
 
2012-09-12 03:03:54 PM
www.comedy.co.uk

Ah, shiat.
 
2012-09-12 03:04:43 PM
Don't worry. I'm sure someone will have a cunning plan.
 
2012-09-12 03:05:17 PM
"Oh dear, Richard the Third".

--Baldric
 
2012-09-12 03:05:27 PM
The Ol' bean will get over it.
 
2012-09-12 03:06:00 PM
This is totally not a repeat from 2 weeks ago.
 
2012-09-12 03:07:15 PM
there was an arcade game where you fought different colored adders and you could be 1 of 3 characters with swords and shiat, can't think of the name of the game for the life of me...
 
2012-09-12 03:08:34 PM
realityglitch.files.wordpress.com

Huh?
 
2012-09-12 03:09:33 PM
I'm loving that headline. 'Richard III search team finds bones where king reportedly was buried'
One would wonder why it took so long to find him.
 
2012-09-12 03:09:51 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: This is totally not a repeat from 2 weeks ago.


img1.fark.net 

it is subtle any one could have missed it and the new information in the article, any one.
 
2012-09-12 03:09:57 PM

Maechyll: "Oh dear, Richard the Third".

--Baldric


That's the headline I expected.

Disappointed.
 
2012-09-12 03:10:35 PM
That's my horse!
 
2012-09-12 03:11:58 PM

LeroyBourne: One would wonder why it took so long to find him.


They forgot that Prince Albert was supposed to be the one in the can?
 
2012-09-12 03:12:01 PM
Any word on the whereabouts of Sir Walter "Ooh what a big ship I've got" Raleigh ?
 
2012-09-12 03:13:33 PM
What about Richard the IVth? Did they find him?

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-09-12 03:13:50 PM
I really wonder at their assessment of scoliosis from the vertebrae. I could see it being apparent if it was REALLY bad and the ribs on one side of the body were actually shorter than the ribs on the other side (indicative of growing to fit a body hunched to one side). But I'm really not sure what vertebrae would show... I think it's a bit early to be certain about that.
 
2012-09-12 03:14:50 PM

what_now: William Shakespeare, writing more than a century after Richard's death, describes the king as "deform'd, unfinished," a monster with a deformed conscience who murdered his nephews in the Tower of London in order to gain the throne.

Well yes, because the man who KILLED Richard III was Elizabeth's grandfather, and the act of killing him and convincing the people that he was a bad man is what allowed the Tudors to come to power.

Not that Richard II *wasn't* a bad man, but lets not use Shakespeare as a historical reference here.

Josephine Tey agreed and wrote a good little novel about such matters. I must re-read it.

shelflove.files.wordpress.com

 
2012-09-12 03:15:44 PM
i.thestar.com

Society for Creative Anachronism event in background?!?  Even the archeologist seems puzzled that there are guys in armor with pikes.
 
2012-09-12 03:18:05 PM
I'm guessing the bones are not shaped for sportive tricks.
www.clt.astate.edu 
/what's o'clock?
 
2012-09-12 03:20:48 PM
"What do I fear? Myself? There's none else by.
Richard loves Richard; that is, I and I.
Is there a murderer here? No. Yes, I am.
Then fly! What, from myself? Great reason why:
Lest I revenge. What, myself upon myself?
Alack, I love myself. Wherefore? For any good
That I myself have done unto myself?
O, no! Alas, I rather hate myself
For hateful deeds committed by myself.
I am a villain. Yet I lie. I am not.
Fool, of thyself speak well. Fool, do not flatter:
My conscience hath a thousand several tongues,
And every tongue brings in a several tale,
And every tale condemns me for a villain.
Perjury, perjury, in the highest degree;
Murder, stern murder, in the direst degree;
All several sins, all used in each degree,
Throng to the bar, crying all, "Guilty! guilty!"
I shall despair. There is no creature loves me,
And if I die no soul will pity me.
And wherefore should they, since that I myself
Find in myself no pity to myself?"
― William Shakespeare, Richard III
 
2012-09-12 03:21:25 PM

Cheron: antidisestablishmentarianism: This is totally not a repeat from 2 weeks ago.

[img1.fark.net image 108x22] 

it is subtle any one could have missed it and the new information in the article, any one.


/DNRTFA
 
2012-09-12 03:22:09 PM

Therion: vpb: Do British archeologists normally carry halberds?

Nope. They normally carry bills.


More of Glaive-Guisarme man myself. Hmm... let's see how many I can remember from the old AD&D books:

*old RPG'er closes his eyes and rocks in his rockin' chair, fondling his dice with weathered hands*

Bill-Guisarme
Bill-Glaive
Bill-Hook
Hook-Glaive-Bill
Bill-Glaive-Guisarme-Glaive-Hook
Pike
Pike-Glaive *voice trails off into 10 minutes of mumbling*
 
2012-09-12 03:24:28 PM
I blame Henry Tudor.
 
2012-09-12 03:28:00 PM
i.thestar.com

Don't mind me. I'm just taking my "Virtual Baby" out for a stroll.
 
2012-09-12 03:28:29 PM
Buried in a trench? You know, I've always had my doubts about you trenchy-type fellows. Always suspected there might be a bit too much of the battle-dodging, nappy-wearing, I'd-rather-have-a-cup-of-tea-than-charge-stark-naked-at-Jacques about you.
 
2012-09-12 03:29:43 PM
'Tis no matter. The only thing funny about the first series was the Black Russian.
i.ytimg.com
/always terrifies the clergy
 
2012-09-12 03:40:51 PM

ObscureNameHere: Therion: vpb: Do British archeologists normally carry halberds?

Nope. They normally carry bills.

More of Glaive-Guisarme man myself. Hmm... let's see how many I can remember from the old AD&D books:

*old RPG'er closes his eyes and rocks in his rockin' chair, fondling his dice with weathered hands*

Bill-Guisarme
Bill-Glaive
Bill-Hook
Hook-Glaive-Bill
Bill-Glaive-Guisarme-Glaive-Hook
Pike
Pike-Glaive *voice trails off into 10 minutes of mumbling*


I now feel sad that I ever played any P&P RPG. Especially D&D (I did not forget the A)
 
2012-09-12 03:42:35 PM
Gandalf's "Richard III" was just on last night, so a kick out of this, i am getting.

theshakespeareblog.com
 
2012-09-12 03:44:06 PM
My first green! And it only took me 7 years!

I didn't know it was repeat, read it today thanks for the follow-up tag modmins

/fresh horse!
 
2012-09-12 03:45:44 PM

Harry Freakstorm: [i.thestar.com image 615x417]

Don't mind me. I'm just taking my "Virtual Baby" out for a stroll.


LOL dumbass. That's ground-penetrating radar.
 
2012-09-12 03:46:14 PM

funzyr: I now feel sad that I ever played any P&P RPG. Especially D&D (I did not forget the A)


Played a little D&D around the time the advanced version came out. AD&D was better, so we jettisoned the old version.

upload.wikimedia.org
/loved unearthed arcana baddies
 
2012-09-12 03:47:46 PM

ashinmytomatoes: what_now: William Shakespeare, writing more than a century after Richard's death, describes the king as "deform'd, unfinished," a monster with a deformed conscience who murdered his nephews in the Tower of London in order to gain the throne.

Well yes, because the man who KILLED Richard III was Elizabeth's grandfather, and the act of killing him and convincing the people that he was a bad man is what allowed the Tudors to come to power.

Not that Richard II *wasn't* a bad man, but lets not use Shakespeare as a historical reference here.

Josephine Tey agreed and wrote a good little novel about such matters. I must re-read it.

[shelflove.files.wordpress.com image 306x475]


Came for Daughter of Time, leaving happy.
 
2012-09-12 03:47:54 PM

Rustblade: Harry Freakstorm: [i.thestar.com image 615x417]

Don't mind me. I'm just taking my "Virtual Baby" out for a stroll.

LOL dumbass. That's ground-penetrating radar.


www.datatree.de

Look, I know he is small but there's no way Radar is inside that thing. Besides, I didn't think Radar penetrated anything.
 
2012-09-12 03:55:31 PM
Approves.

/CHISWICK! FRESH HORSES!
//SLASHIES!
 
2012-09-12 03:56:14 PM
My ancestors got stripped of their titles because Richard III bit the dust....

easy come, easy go

:-(
 
2012-09-12 03:56:42 PM
I distinctly remember that Edmund just decapitated him and most certainly didn't get him with an arrow.
The historians must be wrong, you know television shows (especially comedies) always get things right.
 
2012-09-12 03:57:53 PM

what_now: Well yes, because the man who KILLED Richard III was Elizabeth's grandfather, and the act of killing him and convincing the people that he was a bad man is what allowed the Tudors to come to power.


Yeah, buying off half his army and making sure he didn't survive the battle is what allowed them to come to power. He might have killed his nephews, but if he hadn't done, then what was Henry Tudor going to do with them?

Wasn't it Jonny Quest who went back in time and met good king Richard and the princes before he went off to Bosworth, knowing that if he was defeated, the ruthless Henry would murder his nephews and pin it on him?
 
2012-09-12 03:58:11 PM

JWideman: Approves.

/CHISWICK! FRESH HORSES!
//SLASHIES!


www.bbc.co.uk

/I need to learn to preview
 
2012-09-12 03:58:41 PM
www.johnteehan.com

Hawkmen Dive!
 
2012-09-12 04:00:56 PM

DingleberryMoose: funzyr: I now feel sad that I ever played any P&P RPG. Especially D&D (I did not forget the A)

Played a little D&D around the time the advanced version came out. AD&D was better, so we jettisoned the old version.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x350]
/loved unearthed arcana baddies


Eh, the Graz'zt was always greener on the other side...
 
2012-09-12 04:02:14 PM

MBooda: 'Tis no matter. The only thing funny about the first series was the Black Russian.
[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
/always terrifies the clergy


Brian Blessed was good in his role.

/Fresh horses!
 
2012-09-12 04:02:52 PM

JWideman: JWideman: Approves.

/CHISWICK! FRESH HORSES!
//SLASHIES!

[www.bbc.co.uk image 150x180]

/I need to learn to preview


dammit, missed it by *that* much.
 
2012-09-12 04:07:40 PM

MBooda: 'Tis no matter. The only thing funny about the first series was the Black Russian.
[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
/always terrifies the clergy


Eh, it had its moments, but I agree Blackadder only got awesome with the second series.

But Brian Blessed was a scream. That guy is like a human version of that "goes up to eleven" joke from Spinal Tap, but they started at eleven and went up from there.

I was SO disappointed when Anthony Hopkins was picked over him as Odin in Thor. Sure, Hopkins is an amazing actor, but you don't need dignity in gravitas to play freaking Odin in a summer blockbuster. You need bombast and volume. Blessed would have owned that role.
 
2012-09-12 04:08:09 PM

ObscureNameHere: Therion: vpb: Do British archeologists normally carry halberds?

Nope. They normally carry bills.

More of Glaive-Guisarme man myself. Hmm... let's see how many I can remember from the old AD&D books:

*old RPG'er closes his eyes and rocks in his rockin' chair, fondling his dice with weathered hands*

Bill-Guisarme
Bill-Glaive
Bill-Hook
Hook-Glaive-Bill
Bill-Glaive-Guisarme-Glaive-Hook
Pike
Pike-Glaive *voice trails off into 10 minutes of mumbling*


You've forgotten the dreaded Guisarme-Voulge.
 
2012-09-12 04:08:30 PM
Somebody cut my head off at one point, but otherwise
everything went swimmingly. ...and how are you, Edna?
www.bbc.co.uk
 
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