Even in those days of his early sketch comedy, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder et al I thought Hugh Laurie was the sexiest toff/geek/nob in Christendom. Well as they say in the other official language “chacun a son Gucci!” But it would appear that I was right all along as witness the incredibly irritating but incredibly sexy Dr. House he became. Some toffs/geeks/nobs age well.
A recent delve into the history of Canada indicates that Great Britain wasn’t all that keen on being given British North America in the Treaty of Paris. After all what did it have to offer other than fur, trees and those pesky sorts to the south who you just knew were going to cause trouble in the not too distant future. Having said that it would not come as a surprise if that long ago land grab wasn’t the same as this one.
And I’m not saying I’ve ever run into Missions with Ambassadors like this but……
Hmmm… Fry and Laurie in Greek – who would have thought, well okay Fry maybe but Laurie????? Be still my heart.
On this day in 1866: Venice – Annexation of the Veneto and Mantua to Italy – At Hotel Europa, Austria hands over Veneto to France, which hands it immediately over to Italy.