July 14th, 2012

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Oh, be careful what you say

The Perils Of Pauline Episode Seven, ``Tracked by the Enemy'', opens with the discovery that Pauline is not dead.

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Trivia: James Rumsey accepted the job of building the Patowmack Company canal on 14 July 1785; at the time no one in the United States had experience in building a large canal. Rumsey was fired in July 1786. Source: Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation, Peter L Bernstein.

Currently Reading: Coronation Commentary, Geoffrey Dennis. Dennis grants that monarchy may be a pretty ridiculous way to choose a Head of State, but graciously points out what a mess all those new Republics made of the world situation after the Great War, which certainly can't be blamed on the monarchs who used to rule places like Germany or Austria or Russia, can it? (I realize I'm a fine one to talk about writing deadpan things meant to be taken ironically and not having it understood, but, Dennis doesn't seem to be writing ironically here. He does assert that a wiser monarch like Victoria would never have allowed the Treaty of Versailles to go through, although I don't see what she could have done even were she non-dead about it.)