Sunday, December 23, 2007

Some Xmas Trivia

Let us take a moment to reflect upon how great men of yore entertained themselves during Christmas.
Submitted for your approval is Roland The Farter, a flatulist (what a great job label!) in the court of the Plantagenet king Henry II.
Roland only worked one day a year -- Christmas -- where he would perform "one jump, one whistle and one fart" for the king.
In return for this annual service, Henry granted Roland 30 acres of land.
I will never watch "The Lion in Winter" the same way again.
Happy Fartmas.