Friday, March 31, 2006

High and Low

Over at Snarkmarket, there's a comment thread on the origin of the phrase "blood and treasure" that I spent way too much time on. You have to scroll all the way through to see it all.

And lest you think I spend the entire day with my head up the crevices of the 17th century, check out this unbelievably awesome commercial I saw this morning, watching Fargo on Bravo, of all things.

If you need further enticement, just know that the phrase "APPETITE FOR URINE" is featured prominently. Along with "SCIENTIFIC BLACKLIGHT."

2 comments:

Gavin said...

So what were you using as a source for all this 17th century digging? Google & Project Gutenburg, or are there other databases out there?

PoN said...

I read it. Oh my goodness...