History Schmistory: April 22. Bastille Construction Begins

1370: Construction of the Bastille begins. Plans to build a big play toy in the back are never completed.

History Schmistory: April 21. Rome Founded.

753 BCE. The legendary date of the foundation of Rome. Legend has it that Romulus turned to Remus and said “Good food, great night life. How ’bout here?”

How many eggs?

Can you count ’em? Post your answer in comments!

Ludicrous Latin: Ecce potestas casei!

Behold the power of cheese!

History Schmistory, April 21: I Founded Rome! No, I Founded Rome!

753 BC – Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date). Also, first recorded Roman sibling rivalry.  Their disagreement has to be settled by their mom, a she-wolf.

Ludicrous Latin: Semper ubi sububi in caput tuum

Always wear underwear on your head!

History Schmistory April 20: Dracula author dies. Or does he?

1912. Bram Stoker, British author of Dracula died. His last words were “Get me some o’ them ‘Twilight’ royalties….”

On the Set: Roman around the Set

How often do you see an Assistant Director in a toga? See, we told you Team Marco Polo was cool.

History Schmistory: April 19. Francis Drake Opens a Can o’ Whoop A**

April 19. 1587: Francis Drake attacks the Spanish fleet while it’s moored in Cadiz harbour. Before firing, the Spanish ask if he has any Drake’s coffee cake. Drake fires on the Spanish instead.

Ludicrous Latin: Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit

To boldly go where no man has gone before.

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