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December 09, 2003

Caligula

An alarming similarity with Jay Solo.


Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 9, 2003 08:12 AM

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I'm Tesla! Wheeee - bring on the static!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at December 9, 2003 04:46 PM

For once we are not clones!

Here's some background on poor me, in my latest incarnation:

"After illness I became a tad unstable. When a raving lunatic ran up to my entourage spouting an incoherent prophecy of doom, I was unsettled enough to slaughter four of my best men when a page dropped a lance. My hair and nails fell out. At a royal masquerade, I and my courtiers dressed as wild men, ending in tragedy when four of them accidentally caught fire and burned to death. I was saved by the timely intervention of the Duchess of Berry's underskirts.

This brought on another bout of sickness, which surgeons countered by drilling holes in my skull. The following months saw I suffer an exorcism, begged my friends to kill me, went into hyperactive fits of gaiety, ran through my rooms to the point of exhaustion, hid from imaginary assassins, claimed my name was Georges, denied that I was King and failed to recognise my family. I smashed furniture and wet myself at regular intervals. Passing briefly into erratic genius, I believed myself to be made of glass and demanded iron rods in my attire to prevent myself from breaking.

In 1405 I stopped bathing, shaving or changing my clothes. This went on until several men were hired to blacken their faces, hide, jump out and shout "boo!", upon which I resumed basic hygiene. Despite this, my wife continued sleeping with me until 1407, when she hired a young beauty, Odette de Champdivers, to take her place."

All things considered, I'd rather be you, Cal!

Signed,

Charles VI of France

(Mad Charles)

Posted by: Eric Scheie at December 9, 2003 10:26 PM

Caligula as well.

Honestly I don't see anything wrong with elevating horses to public office- they might bring up the average IQ level

Posted by: Ray at December 10, 2003 09:40 AM