Monthly Archives: November 2010

Casablanca, the clerihew

(https://clerihews.wordpress.com/) The movie Casablanca — today considered a classic — has its origins in a play called Everybody Comes to Rick’s. It tells the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), an American of dubious background, who owns and runs Rick’s … Continue reading

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Alexandre Dumas, père et fils

Again, no connection to actual historical events. The Alexandres Dumas, father and son, were both well known writers in 19th century France — the father as the author of adventures such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte … Continue reading

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René Descartes and the Biodroids

René Descartes (1596-1650) — best known for the saying “I think, therefore I am” — was one of France’s greatest philosophers, but that didn’t stop me from taking dreadful liberties with the man’s reputation just for the sake of a joke. Isn’t that what clerihews are … Continue reading

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