Monday, July 30, 2007

Got Tagged? Just say no.

Lauren tagged me.

I ain't doing it, sorry.

Why? Mostly because I'm not going to annoy people based upon some faux impulse to be nice-nice.

No offense intended, btw.

Medieval Hollywood

Well, here's an attempt to jumpstart the History Blogging. It looks like Hollywood is going to be offering a few medieval entertainment vehicles in the upcoming months.

Virgin Territory is a contemporized Decameron. Well, the language and mores are updated, the setting and time--the hills outside of Florence during a plague outbreak--remains the same.

The Last Legion is another attempt at a "historic King Arthur" story. We'll see.

CBS is going to produce a new series called "The Kingdom" about "four guys, one of whom is crowned king and reluctantly takes the throne despite preferring drinking and sex to procession and war." Heh.

Friday, July 06, 2007

I suppose I haven't been thinking historically lately

And that's why the lull. My focus has been on my more local obligations. Ah well, I await Clio to inspire...I'm sure she will.