The man who knew too much

It was at this point he knew he was doomed:

(Via Colin.)


  1. McGehee »

    13 September 2018 · 9:04 am

    “After Diocletian. He becomes Emperor of Rome in aboit 250 years.”

    “Nice save.”

  2. Roger Green »

    13 September 2018 · 1:55 pm

    one of my daughter’s teachers told the class that AD meant after death. seriously. she knew better

  3. fillyjonk »

    13 September 2018 · 2:54 pm

    Roger, I knew a guy who thought that too, so apparently it’s a widespread misapprehension. (In academic circles there’s also the “do you use BC/AD or BCE/CE” division, though I admit when I’m talking about long-times-ago it’s considerably more than a couple thousand years so I default to “MYA” and similar)

  4. McGehee »

    13 September 2018 · 3:58 pm

    I once thought it meant “After Death” too, but in my defense I was 7.

  5. jsallison »

    13 September 2018 · 6:56 pm

    I’m fond of popping off about a little heresy of mine at church, to wit, Judas didn’t betray Jesus, he did him a solid, as in: ‘Judas I need you to do me a favor and rat me out to Caiaphus. That’s the only way this whole thing works.’

    I know, no evidence for or against but Da Vinci putting Judas at Jesus’ right hand at the table instead of skulking in the shadows at a table end like Da Vinci’s contemporaries were likely to do may indicate Da Vinci had some thoughts on the matter.

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