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Monday, July 20, 2009

Stick and Stone, daredevils


Andrew Schnorr said...

Also, here's an interesting fact: the phrase "sticks and stones" (with its full implications) was used in the first Pirates of the Caribbean film (seen here), which takes place in the Age of Piracy (roughly, the 1700s). However, the first place in which the phrase is written is in G.F. Northall's 'Folk Phrases of Four Counties', published in 1894. While there is every reason to believe the expression existed before the book's printing, to have it go unrecorded for more than a century leads me to the conclusion that the Pirates of the Caribbean film series is not entirely historically accurate.

And that's my research for the day.

Dave said...

I just saw a preview for the latest "Sherlock Holmes" movie coming out with Robert Downey Jr in the lead.

Again, I doubt the historical accuracy of the writers to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character, as the preview clips in this future action packed thriller show Mr. Holmes doing, among other fanciful things, karate and exibiting great skill in the art of using Nunchuks in late Victorian England.

As Borat would say.. Likely?, NOT!

lucas said...

jeez, remind me not to go to the movies with either of you.

regarding the comic, i just have to say, that's either a tiny skull, or those things should be called "tree and boulder".