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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1215, King John put his seal on the Magna Carta before going on to have all toilets in the kingdom named after him   (history.com) divider line
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2020-06-15 12:51:48 PM  
Magna Carta? Please. That was just a scrap of a peace treaty that got thrown out by both sides within a year. The Statute of Merton 1236 and the Statute of Westminster 1275 are where the real constitution is at.
 
2020-06-15 1:46:43 PM  

pkjun: Magna Carta? Please. That was just a scrap of a peace treaty that got thrown out by both sides within a year. The Statute of Merton 1236 and the Statute of Westminster 1275 are where the real constitution is at.


Nah. The future is.
 
2020-06-15 1:46:58 PM  
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2020-06-15 1:48:59 PM  
I appreciate everything about the joke in the headline.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm spending some quality time on the throne and feeding King John.
 
2020-06-15 1:49:08 PM  
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2020-06-15 1:51:25 PM  

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Was my first thought as well
 
2020-06-15 1:52:10 PM  
I have no idea what's going on here but it says "Magna Carta" so I'm posting it
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2020-06-15 1:52:30 PM  

chawco: I appreciate everything about the joke in the headline.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm spending some quality time on the throne and feeding King John.


I hope King John likes chicken enchiladas because that is whats for lunch.
 
2020-06-15 1:53:01 PM  

chitownmike: Cthulhukefka: [Fark user image image 425x240]

Was my first thought as well


Now I'll have the intro whistle in my head for the rest of the day.
 
2020-06-15 2:01:20 PM  

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Yoko Ono is whipping King Suleiman who cries for Janet Reno to help and she sends in a group of Kim Jong-il impersonators.  It's really not that complicated.
 
2020-06-15 2:02:55 PM  
He's not called "John Lackland" for no reason . Like Arthur and Alfred, there was no John II, but for opposite reasons
 
2020-06-15 2:04:08 PM  

pkjun: Magna Carta? Please. That was just a scrap of a peace treaty that got thrown out by both sides within a year. The Statute of Merton 1236 and the Statute of Westminster 1275 are where the real constitution is at.


Ho's mad.
 
2020-06-15 2:08:10 PM  

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I'm not sure whats so complex about it? Its a clear omage to the resistance to authority to change and how those evoking the change become figures of authority themselves and join in as part of the bourgeois, celebrating the continued oppression and exploitation of the working class.

Pretty obvious, really.
 
2020-06-15 2:10:43 PM  
'the Magna Carta'?
 
2020-06-15 2:36:06 PM  
 
2020-06-15 2:42:07 PM  
My hstory of that period is a little sketchy, but didn't that lead to a violent uprising that got his ass killed, and the first attempt scraped?
 
2020-06-15 2:53:51 PM  
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2020-06-15 2:59:20 PM  
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2020-06-15 3:09:20 PM  
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2020-06-15 3:18:37 PM  
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2020-06-15 3:51:51 PM  
The Magna Carta has a...chequered history:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_C​a​rta
 
2020-06-15 4:45:28 PM  

chawco: I appreciate everything about the joke in the headline.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm spending some quality time on the throne and feeding King John.


I call mine the Margaret Thatcher Memorial Toilet.
 
2020-06-15 5:06:00 PM  

pkjun: Magna Carta? Please. That was just a scrap of a peace treaty that got thrown out by both sides within a year. The Statute of Merton 1236 and the Statute of Westminster 1275 are where the real constitution is at.


Bill of Rights 1689, and probably some Indian Confederation treaties too.
 
2020-06-15 9:15:23 PM  
I'd say naming toilets after someone, who famously died of severe dysentery after a meal of:  "Cider and New Peaches" is pretty appropriate.


/tried drinking a whole bunch of cider and about three or four new peaches once in my teens, just for shiats and giggles. Well, the next day, there were precious few giggles to be had, if you catch my drift... X.x
 
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