How to Make an Awesome Music Video`

Of a Renaissance patron of the arts.

History Schmistory: May 17. Don’t Let the Door Hit You On the Way Out!

1527: The Medici family are expelled from Florence. They came back after a few years, for the gelato.

Ludicrous Latin: Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus vntosissimis exponebantur ad necem!

In the good old days, children like you were left to perish on windswept crags!

Hey, Smartypants! Pisa Edition

OK, well all know its called the Leaning Tower of Pisa. But do you know the name of the church for which the Leaning Tower serves as the campanile (bell tower)?

History Schmistory, May 15: Mary Queen of Scots

1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell. Later, according to Monty Python, she dies:

History Schmistory: May 14. Lewis and Clark take a hike

1804. President Thomas Jefferson suggests that Lewis and Clark take a hike, so they do–across the US to the Pacific Ocean.

Ludicrous Latin: Parve leves capiunt animos.

Small things effect light minds.

Ludicrous Latin: Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis!

You do not know the power of the dark side!

History Schmistory: May 12. Black Guy from Woodstock becomes Prince of Wales

1343. Edward, Son of Edward III, called “The Black Prince,” and born at the royal palace of Woodstock, becomes Prince of Wales. By the way, he wasn’t really black. That was a joke : D

Ludicrous Latin: Ut si!

As if!


Previous Older Entries