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December 24th, 2012, 14:29
William Jennens (1701–1798) was a reclusive financier who lived at Acton Place in the village of Acton, Suffolk. He was described as the richest commoner in England when he died unmarried with a fortune estimated at Ł2 million, which subsequently became the subject of legal wrangles in the Court of Chancery for 117 years until the entire estate had been swallowed by lawyers fee. For some of you this comes at no ssurprise.

The upcoming video game Johann Sebastian Joust has no graphics and does not even use a video screen. Something for our resident musketeer, since he seems to like very little of what the rest of us like

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Fred Julian led Michigan in rushing in 1959 and led the New York Jets in interceptions in 1960. Something to do with cricket?

The Leningrad premičre of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 was broadcast by loudspeakers to the German forces as psychological warfare. Could have been worse. Could have been the Macarena. OTOH Germany is well known for cheesy music (Alphaville, Milli Vannilli, and that other band I can't remember (its's not Can) (it's Modern Talking, actually). Sorry I refuse to link to youtube), so …

pibbur who once again remembers why it has been decided to use lawyers in medical experiments in stead of rats. One reason being that there will be fewer protests among the public. And there are certain things rats won't do.

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