Monday, March 17, 2008

Today In History: Philosopher king.

On this date in 180AD, the wise and learned Marcus Aurelius died, leaving Joachim Phoenix as sole head honcho in the entire empire. With his death came the ending of the era known as "The Five Good Emperors" and a resumption of that known as "The Usual Nutty, Venal, and Corrupt Emperors."

5 comments:

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Ah yes, the "staggering asshole" era...

Dr. StrangeGun said...

speaking of,

Here's a little clip from Venture brothers that comes highly recommended...

Dr. StrangeGun said...

No, dammit, this one

http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=e06cca1e0b41dcb02100e9d0700d4c13

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Augh!

Caligula and Dr. Freud

OA said...

The lesson is, as always: Don't boil your pasta in leaded water.