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Firstly, I did this a few days back but never posted, and I like the result:
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.
I'm Joshua Abraham Norton, the first and only Emperor of the United States of America!

Next, I heartily recommend [livejournal.com profile] linkfrenzy to everyone, always a few worth a read in there. Today? A site called 23 Apples of Eris, and article called Habeas Corpus Remembrance Day:
On this day, Bureaucracy 66, 3025 (12 October 1859), His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, ordered the Congress of the United States to dissolve.
Weirdly fortuitous coincidence n'est ce pas? All this fuss the USians are making over the loss of Habeas Corpus, I'm wondering if Blair did it over here just as a trial run for Bush; make it work on a small scale. Is that what these isles have become, a testbed for El Presidenté Bush's authoritarian disrespect for the rule of law?

Anyway, time to leave the office and get to Exeter; going to play in [livejournal.com profile] granjero's Warlord tournament (using one of his decks, natch), which should be good. I could sort of use the practice for KoHIT, as, y'know, travelling to Germany to take part in a major event, it's sort of a good plan to know what you're playing before you get there, right? Heh, this'll be my 5th KoHIT, and despite my rep as a "top" player, I've only ever played with a deck I built once...

Oh, [livejournal.com profile] mapp et al? 23 Apples of Eris is [livejournal.com profile] 23ae_rss. If I keep doing discordian references I may have to switch my stated religion...

Date: 2006-10-13 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nadriel.livejournal.com
Amusingly enough, I was doing my periodic browse through 23ae today in a slow bit at work :-)

Date: 2006-10-13 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dedbutdrmng.livejournal.com
Fnord.

Technically speaking Emperor Norton was an eccentric not a lunatic. I'm having an attack of pedantry.

RJ

Date: 2006-10-13 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shakalooloo.livejournal.com
I'm sure that the moon must have exerted some influence over his behaviour. Possibly just his choice of hat during moonlit walks, but that's enough.
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)

British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

Known to post items of interest on occasions. More likely to link to interesting stuff. Sometimes talks about stuff he's done. Occasionally posts recipes for good food. Planning to get married, at some point. Enjoying life in Yorkshire.

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