“Flags, rags, ferry boats, scimitars and scarves…”

The Northeast is sunny with pseudo-spring; like most Washingtonians, I’m rather caught up in it. As we wait for the cold to re-descend, here are some fun links for a pleasant winter day.

The Gypsy Scholar turns a Philip Larkin poem upside down and discovers that it’s still quite readable.

Steven Hart ponders the second-best swordfight movie of all time.

Jonathan Jarrett jauntily (and justifiably) jabs at jargon.

Scott Nokes reviews Raising a Modern Day Knight and remembers the Fisher-Price toy that begat many a proto-medievalist.

Patrick Kurp pokes around in the memoirs of Sir Alec Guinness, who concluded that “Shakespeare can take care of himself.”

The folks who field-test microwaveable meals at HeatEatReview offer their top ten posts of 2007.

Bob Eckstein has written a History of the Snowman. Perhaps he’ll let us know about medieval snowmen?

Michael Blowhard pines for a self-help book to write a blog post about self-help books.

Finally, here’s a tragically incomplete video of the world’s greatest cover of “Stairway to Heaven.” How does it affect you blokes?

2 thoughts on ““Flags, rags, ferry boats, scimitars and scarves…”

  1. Alas, alliteration along these alignments allays my altruism, but I owe you thanks for the link anyway. Therefore, I can answer you definitively: “ooh, it makes us wonder…” (If I pick up any more of these people will start to wonder if we’ve ever been seen in the same place.)

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  2. Yes, that’s right:

    “The Gypsy Scholar turns a Philip Larkin poem upside down and discovers that it’s still quite readable.”

    Not only readable, but even a bit mysterious.

    Hodges Jeffery (aka “Man o’ Mystery”)

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