Charlemagne is everywhere—he’s in real-estate stories, cigarette advertisements , and quite possibly in your shower—and this week he popped up again in the news.
The “Charlemagne” columnist at The Economist now has a blog, “Charlemagne’s Notebook”:
At a European Union summit not long ago, a visiting reporter from Poland saw “The Economist” on my press accreditation, and asked: “Oh, are you Charlemagne?” When I nodded, and said that I did write that column, her face fell.
“You should be taller,” she said, with feeling.
Meanwhile, the science blogger at the New York Times offers up a mathematical puzzle attributed to Alcuin. You really never know when you’ll need to get across a river with a wolf, a goat, and a head of cabbage…
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Don’t forget to post when you see something that combines Charlemagne, zombies and yoga! And some expensive car!
I’m trying to figure out if that’s a dare. Because I can, you know…