History Shmistory

February 10, 2020

The Far Side delves into historic events, places, and famous dead people.

Four woman standing in front of simple medievel buildings, dressed in plain black Italian Renaissance style dresses, wearing long wavy hair and looking off in the distance.
16th-century Mona wanna-bes
Man stands behind at hotel lobby from desk speaking to a man holding a shield. Several other men with shields and spears stand nearby.
“I’m sorry, sir, but the reservation book simply says ‘Jason.’… There’s nothing here about Jason and the Argonauts.”
Hannibal and soldiers in kangaroo pouches crossing the Alps
Hannibal’s first attempt
Man at dinner table with woman, woman giving advice
“And another thing! … I want you to be more assertive! I’m tired of everyone calling you Alexander the Pretty-Good!”
And ice cream! I said, "Let them eat cake and ice cream!", Marie Antoinette heading to the guillotine during the French Revolution
Marie Antoinette’s last-ditch effort to save her head.
Albert Einstein playing basketball on a basketball court in a gym with other basketball players
Unbeknownst to most historians, Einstein started down the road of professional basketball before an ankle injury diverted him into science.
Watch those flesh tones, son—they’re too yellow … How much they payin’ you for this? Back in my day we’d finish a ceiling twice this big in less than a week! ’Course, in those days we had to make our own brushes! | Man standing with hands in his pockets next to a ladder, looking up, complaining
Michelangelo’s father
Woman standing next to a desk listening to a woman seated at the desk in front of a blackboard. A child sits in a chair next to the desk with arms crossed, visibly upset
“And in addition, Mrs. Khan, little Genghis disrupts the class, fights with other children, and completely lacks any leadership ability.”

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