Sennacherib and co.

This Wikipedia list of state leaders in 680s BC strikes me as potentially useful source material. I bookmark it here for possible future reference.

Compare and contrast

Prince Harry

Prince Harry yesterday.

BBC (02-Dec-2015): Prince Harry speaks out against wildlife slaughter
Prince Harry speaks of his frustration at the slaughter of elephants and rhinos, as photographs documenting his conservation work in Africa are released.

Guardian (31-Oct-2007): Prince Harry quizzed by police about shooting of rare birds
Prince Harry and a close friend have been interviewed by police after two rare and legally protected birds of prey were killed on the royal family's Sandringham estate in Norfolk last week… Sources have told the Guardian that the prince and his friend were the only people known to be out shooting on the estate last Wednesday evening, and were quickly identified to Norfolk police by the Prince of Wales's staff. It is understood both men were interviewed in person, but have denied any involvement in the incident.

I'll tell you what, Prince Andrew hasn't half let himself go!

BBC: Humphrey shattered by time in Chinese jail

That's no way to talk about Philip and Charles!

BBC: Hacking trial: Police 'told to leave Queen's nuts'

Diana ditch

BBC: Diana death: New information assessed by Scotland Yard

The Metropolitan Police is assessing new information it has recently received about the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed in 1997.

If I were a conspiracy theorist, I might point out how deeply suspicious it is that this story has broken just a couple of weeks before the premier of a brand new Princess Diana biopic.

Mind you, if I were a conspiracy theorist, I would no doubt also point out that Princess Diana was assassinated with a lethal MMR injection administered by MI6 agents working for Big Pharma, while Dodi Fayed was a lizard in human form who was abducted by aliens because Prince Philip didn't like the cut of his jib.

And have you noticed how ‘Princess Diana’ is an anagram of ‘rancid pansies’ (and ‘sardines panic’)? Well then!

A miracle child!

And, lo, it came to pass that a child was born in lowly Paddington, to humble parents. And all of heaven did rejoice, and all the people in all the lands of the Earth did raise up their voices and sing, for it was a miracle child. For, in all the history of mankind, no woman did ever bear child before.

And the Earth did shake. And men did converse with wolves. And the great enemy of the south was thwarted. And Vanessa Hudgens did share bikini holiday snaps with her blonde pal. And horses did enter burger restaurants. And Big Pharma did mobilise patients in battle over drugs trials data.

And there was an end to war and pestilence. And peace fell across all the lands. And God saw, and said it was good.

Amen.

Advent

According to my calculations, the Archangel Gabriel should be appearing to Princess Duchess Kate right about… NOW!