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(Telegraph)   Human remains found in a parking lot in Leicester, UK, have been confirmed as King Richard III, who was buried at the site in 1485   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 161
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2012-12-15 11:45:51 AM
And they impounded his car due to $14,863,212.19 in unpaid parking tickets.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-12-15 11:58:09 AM
Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;
And now, instead of mounting barded steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,
Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty
To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;
I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion,
Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,
Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time
Into this breathing world, scarce half made up,
And that so lamely and unfashionable
That dogs bark at me as I halt by them;
Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace,
Have no delight to pass away the time,
Unless to spy my shadow in the sun
And descant on mine own deformity:
And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous,
By drunken prophecies, libels and dreams,
To set my brother Clarence and the king
In deadly hate the one against the other:
And if King Edward be as true and just
As I am subtle, false and treacherous,
This day should Clarence closely be mew'd up,
About a prophecy, which says that 'G'
Of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be.
Dive, thoughts, down to my soul: here
Clarence comes.
 
2012-12-15 12:40:18 PM
I know there's a better basis for the lyrics in "All along the Watchtower," but I swear I always thought it was about Richard III's assassination of the Princes in the Tower:

"All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too

Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl..."


//but I have crazed theories on everything
 
2012-12-15 12:47:29 PM
♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫
 
2012-12-15 12:54:35 PM
WHAR SNARK IS?
 
2012-12-15 12:55:02 PM

corq: I know there's a better basis for the lyrics in "All along the Watchtower," but I swear I always thought it was about Richard III's assassination of the Princes in the Tower:



Huh. Never thought of that. Dave Matthews is a pretty damn talented songwriter though so I guess it is plausible.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫


lol awesome. I'm a huge Counting Crows fan!

hah,
 
2012-12-15 12:59:53 PM

rickythepenguin: corq: I know there's a better basis for the lyrics in "All along the Watchtower," but I swear I always thought it was about Richard III's assassination of the Princes in the Tower:


Huh. Never thought of that. Dave Matthews is a pretty damn talented songwriter though so I guess it is plausible.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫

lol awesome. I'm a huge Counting Crows fan!

hah,


I... I think I hate you right now.
 
2012-12-15 01:42:08 PM

jehovahs witness protection: And they impounded his car due to $14,863,212.19 in unpaid parking tickets.


You have 30 minutes to move your King.

You have five minutes to move your King.

You have 30 minutes to move your cube.
 
2012-12-15 01:42:21 PM
Ironically, the 527-year-old remains of a horse were found nearby.
 
2012-12-15 01:57:00 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Ironically, the 527-year-old remains of a horse were found nearby.



I don't think Camilla is that old.
 
2012-12-15 01:57:47 PM

corq: I know there's a better basis for the lyrics in "All along the Watchtower," but I swear I always thought it was about Richard III's assassination of the Princes in the Tower:

"All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too

Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl..."


//but I have crazed theories on everything


Who knew Richard III was a Cylon?
 
2012-12-15 02:01:40 PM
Finally, closure for Shakespeare.
 
2012-12-15 02:07:57 PM
Did they find his shield? The inscription?
 
2012-12-15 02:09:47 PM
Damn! I must have missed the orignal article on this.
 
2012-12-15 02:09:53 PM
A space! A space! My kingdom for a space!
 
2012-12-15 02:09:55 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫


Goddamitsomuch.
 
2012-12-15 02:10:00 PM
I presume he'll get a proper burial at the same church as his family. But how will they transport him there? A hearse, a hearse, my kingdom for a hearse
 
2012-12-15 02:10:12 PM
Final insult: all the cars in the lot are Tudors.
 
2012-12-15 02:10:36 PM

Comic Book Guy: Did they find his shield? The inscription?


Alexandrea.
 
2012-12-15 02:10:56 PM
How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?
 
2012-12-15 02:12:47 PM
First all those dead kindergarteners and now this.
 
2012-12-15 02:15:16 PM
Article jumps the gun a little. I'll wait for official news.
 
2012-12-15 02:16:13 PM
Human remains found in a parking lot in Leicester, UK, have been confirmed as King Richard III, who was buried at the site in 1485

As opposed to all the dogs and cats that were British Royalty
 
2012-12-15 02:17:50 PM

HotWingAgenda: How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?


Most famous? Those words; I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

/ he was only king for 2 years; he did make some reforms; but, he really didn't do much
 
2012-12-15 02:18:29 PM

saintstryfe: Comic Book Guy: Did they find his shield? The inscription?

Alexandrea.


Alexandretta.

\FTFY
\\You're digging in the wrong place...
 
2012-12-15 02:20:03 PM

HotWingAgenda: How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?


This. I mean really, no one thought to check the area for graves before putting a parking lot over the area? You'd think they would scan the area prior if they truly thought that this the area was where the Church of Grey Friars was located.
 
2012-12-15 02:21:01 PM
Hety noufd Ring Kitchard the Thrid!
 
2012-12-15 02:21:11 PM
I bet a Lancastrian did this.
 
2012-12-15 02:22:41 PM

iheartscotch: Most famous? Those words; I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

/ he was only king for 2 years; he did make some reforms; but, he really didn't do much


No, but he got a lot of free press from that guy in the theatre company.

Also, there was a sex tape.
 
2012-12-15 02:26:21 PM

iheartscotch: HotWingAgenda: How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?

Most famous? Those words; I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

/ he was only king for 2 years; he did make some reforms; but, he really didn't do much


Yes, and next to Henry VIII and George III he's probably the most recognized (over here anyway)
 
2012-12-15 02:26:39 PM
I find Richard the Thirds in my toilet every day
 
2012-12-15 02:27:34 PM

iheartscotch: HotWingAgenda: How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?

Most famous? Those words; I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

/ he was only king for 2 years; he did make some reforms; but, he really didn't do much


He is forever commemorated as a piece of rhyming slang.
 
2012-12-15 02:28:00 PM
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All that comes to mind is the horrors of the Richard III Ward inside the Royal Hospital for Clinical Overacting. 

A horse- A HOOOOORSE!!! myyyy, ... KINGDOM! for a hooorse.
 
2012-12-15 02:29:25 PM
Was he the one that betrayed Winterfell?
 
2012-12-15 02:29:49 PM

LZeitgeist: saintstryfe: Comic Book Guy: Did they find his shield? The inscription?

Alexandrea.

Alexandretta.

\FTFY
\\You're digging in the wrong place...


X marks the spot
 
2012-12-15 02:30:20 PM
A parking lot? They must have hated him.

Alas, it was inevitable.
 
2012-12-15 02:32:32 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫


Goddamnit! Why am I laughing so much at this?
 
2012-12-15 02:33:03 PM
Man, I have to pay extra to park on the bones of kings.
 
2012-12-15 02:33:31 PM

dalovindj: First all those dead kindergarteners and now this.


What you did there, I see it.
 
2012-12-15 02:34:04 PM
A parking lot you say? So much for Britain revering history.
 
2012-12-15 02:34:50 PM

rickythepenguin: I'm a huge Counting Crows fan!


Holy shiat. I owe my buddy $50.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-15 02:36:39 PM
How did they know? Does he have a hump on his back?
 
2012-12-15 02:36:48 PM
Sounds like the historians....

[removes glasses]

....were following a hunch.

[YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHH!]
 
2012-12-15 02:36:51 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ They paved Plantagenet to put up a parking lot ♫



You...
 
2012-12-15 02:37:42 PM

Thurston Howell: iheartscotch: Most famous? Those words; I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

/ he was only king for 2 years; he did make some reforms; but, he really didn't do much

No, but he got a lot of free press from that guy in the theatre company.

Also, there was a sex tape.


I always thought that the play was really the reason Richard III stayed in the public mind.

Granted, he probably had the rightful king and his brother murdered in the Tower of London; but, that's not exactly the first time something like that happened.

/ it was always about the hump with Richard III; I know he really didn't have the hump
 
2012-12-15 02:39:13 PM
Farking Peter Noon.
 
2012-12-15 02:39:14 PM
 
2012-12-15 02:39:45 PM
HUZZAH
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-15 02:39:55 PM
A Porsche! a Porsche! My kingdom for. a Porsche
 
2012-12-15 02:40:05 PM

cygnusx13: iheartscotch: HotWingAgenda: How the fark do you lose something so important on an island that tiny? Are English people really so incompetent that they go around paving over their most famous dead kings?

Most famous? Those words; I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

/ he was only king for 2 years; he did make some reforms; but, he really didn't do much

Yes, and next to Henry VIII and George III he's probably the most recognized (over here anyway)


I don't know; if I had to list the most famous English kings; I'd go Henry VIII, George III, and Richard the Lionhearted
 
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