Sunday, 3 April 2016


On this day in history in 1043, Edward the Confessor, son of Ethelred the constantly Unready, was crowed King of England.
He was called the Confessor due to his ability to extract a confession from a hedgehog using nothing but a toothbrush, some mouthwash, and a Simply Red album.
Or, because he lived a saintly life. But mainly because of his hedgehog-torturing techniques.
In fact, about 100 years after he died, he was canonised by Pope Alexander III in an ancient ceremony of digging up his rotting corpse and shooting him out of a cannon.
Yep, pretty sure that's how they made someone a saint back then.
He was adopted as the Patron Saint of England, until a total git came along and killed a dragon. Sheesh, I hate that George bloke. Killing dragons should never be rewarded.
On this day in history in 1924, Marlon Brando was born.
Marlon Brando was a famous American method actor and a cultural icon. He starred in The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Apocalypse Now.
There was a weird side to Marlon Brando. For instance, when he was filming Guys and Dolls with Frank Sinatra. Knowing Frank Sinatra hated cheesecake, Marlon Brando kept messing up his lines during a scene which required Sinatra to eat some cheesecake.
It caused Sinatra to be violently sick and filming had to be cancelled for the rest of the day so Sinatra could recover.
Not as weird as the time Marlon Brando was at a party and he asked everyone to strip nekkid. Yep, right to the skin. Brando, not one to miss a trick, also de-bobbed, and then, really not one to miss a trick, took a lily from a vase and inserted it into his bottom.

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