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Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby Quatermass » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:45 am

Okay, well, as most of you should know by now, they've apparently discovered Richard the Third's remains under a carpark.

One wonders if that would have helped his scoliosis? You know, having a car on me would straighten my back out.

...

Sorry, bad joke. Anyway, here's a number of news articles from Bigpond about it, plus the Wikipedia article and an article about the facial reconstruction...

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/OddSpot/2013/02/04/King_Richard_III_found_below_carpark_842451.html

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/OddSpot/2013/02/06/King_Richard_IIIs_face_revealed_842931.html

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/OddSpot/2013/02/07/Cities_in_tug-of-war_over_Kings_bones_843142.html?cid=ZBP_NEWS_L_R1_FEATURE_Cities_in_tug-of-war_over_Kings_bones_070213

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhumation_of_Richard_III_of_England

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/pressreleases/2013/february13/richard.htm

Now, I know he's been briefly discussed in the 'Headlines that Left You Speechless' thread, but, because I like to stir sh** up, I thought we could have a thread to violently disag- I mean, discuss intellectually King Richard III, his reputation, and how badly the Tudors, Shakespeare, and Sir Laurence Olivier [EFF!]ed said reputation up. :twisted:
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:45 am

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I wouldn't like to judge a man on the strength of a play written 600 years ago. I'll endeavour to find out more & say something later.

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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:05 am

There seems to be an online petition doing the rounds, asking that Richard get a full Royal funeral and be buried at York Minster rather than Leicester. Personally, I'm not bothered, and I don't suspect he is either.
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby Quatermass » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:02 am

Tonyblack wrote:There seems to be an online petition doing the rounds, asking that Richard get a full Royal funeral and be buried at York Minster rather than Leicester. Personally, I'm not bothered, and I don't suspect he is either.


As far as Richard is concerned, it's a bit hard to be bothered when, you know, you're dead and your brain became worm food over half a millennium ago. :think:

Or maybe the people disputing where he gets buried should hold a seance. :roll:
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby raisindot » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:50 pm

Sister Jennifer wrote:Now is the topic of our discontent
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:17 am

A horse, A horse, my Kingdom for a horse, because Findus is running out of meat. :lol:
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby majomull » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:40 pm

The 3D model they made of his face looks remarkably like one of my co-workers. I've always wanted a reason to call him Dick.
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby SimonAtford » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:57 pm

Apparently when they erected an shelter over the excavation somebody put a mirror ball in it. Now it is winter in his disco tent.

Personally however I'm very glad they have found and reassembled his skeleton. I love it when a Plantagenet comes together.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:14 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:49 pm

:lol: :lol:
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:49 pm

Then when the weather warmed they had a big hog roast, so it was made glorious summer by this ton of pork.
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:51 pm

These puns are getting worse :shock:
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Postby majomull » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:45 pm

No pun so fierce but knows some touch of pity.
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby Quatermass » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:13 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:These puns are getting worse :shock:


And hammier. :roll:
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Re: Official Richard the Third Discussion thread...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:46 pm

Upon the innocent and aweless throne

I see, as in a map, there is to be no Android Discworld App

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So we may not doth sulk.
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