Proof I love you and want you to be happy
Well, in a sort of geeky way. This title alludes to Benjamin Franklin speaking about the relationship of G-d and beer. Unfortunately I can’t give you either G-d or beer. Believe me, if I could, I would.
King Richard Armitage Week 2012 continues today at Fly High! where MG reviews a new historical fiction about Richard III by Rhoda Edwards. And CDoart blogged yesterday about a DVD resource on the Wars of the Roses.
So how you doin’ on those quiz questions?
I thought it wasn’t. But then, I wrote it. You probably guessed that, right?
(And now you know just how much I support this project — to make time to write a quiz during semester break? That is some serious love from Servetus.)
We also had a little bit of a tussle about whether people would expect questions they already knew the answers to, whether they’d be willing to google, and whether they’d be willing to learn something about Richard III in the process. And I was pretty optimistic there, too — I think you can answer almost all of these questions very, very easily if you’re willing to google just a little. And think of the things you will know about Richard III.
I actually did intend, however, for today’s questions to have at least one visual clue, which for whatever reason isn’t there. It’s probably my fault for not being clear on the directions. So I’m supplying it retroactively. For question 7, this is the picture of Richard III that I was thinking of.
And yes, that’s Richard III right there in the center.
Question 8 is pretty easy.
And question 9 — well, you’ll have to do some reading for that, but the answer is easily encapsulated if you look in the most likely place.
The more answers, the merrier. You can also correct your answers by reentering them if you discover you’ve made a mistake.
And every correct answer gives you a chance to spend our money on something Richard Armitage has strongly supported — his four JustGiving charities!
So. Two additional Richard III-related stories.
First, the University of Leicester is holding a huge media event tomorrow to kick off its support for the excavation project regarding the ongoing search for Richard III’s mortal remains (story at the BBC — thanks to kathrynd for the link). Tomorrow at Greyfriars Car Park — the dig site — beginning at 6:45 a.m. local time and running through 11 a.m., you can meet the team members who’ll be doing the work, look at their Ground Penetrating Radar equipment (doesn’t that sound frightening?), see some medieval knights, and meet the living man whose body holds Richard III’s mitochondrial DNA sequence, which will be used for comparison with any remains they find.
Here’s some more information about the movers and shakers behind the project.
And you should go tomorrow, if you want to and can, because after the dig begins, it will be closed to visitors for reasons of archaeological practice and also because they may encounter human remains there.
Second, supporters of this dig and interested parties in the life of Richard III are supporting a fan petition drive this weekend (to take place today and tomorrow) to lobby Channel 4 to continue plans for a Richard III excavation documentary. Details are found here. Apparently they only want to make the documentation if the archaeologists find the body, but Richard III fans on site feel there’s a call for more whether or not this dig achieves its goal. If you’re saying to yourself, I don’t care about UK TV, think again — because one reason these items are made is that they can be sold abroad. You can write to Channel Four here. Tell them how much you want to see this documentary! Takes about two minutes.
Didn’t that make you happy? Well, whether or not it did, Servetus still loves you. Back soon. I can’t give you beer, or G-d, but I’m definitely going to get a beer for myself, anyway.