Monday, December 9 A vet named Pete Hodgson was known in New Zealand as one of the pit bulls of the Labour Party. Outside New Zealand, though, he is known for being appointed "Minister of the Rings" to promote the fact that "The Lord of the Rings" …Read more. Saturday, December 7 In 1541, on the Yucatan Peninsula, a Franciscan monk named Diego de Landa burned all the Mayan books he could find, except for a few codices written in hieroglyphs on bark paper. This was part of an inquisition to suppress traditional religious …Read more. Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more. Thursday, December 5 Norm MacDonald anchored the fake news on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update." But his brother, Neil, actually is a reporter in Canada, and is currently the Washington, D.C., correspondent for The National, the flagship news program on …Read more.more articles
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Saint Christopher was sometimes depicted as a dog-headed cannibal, perhaps because dog-headed deities were sometimes seen in the ancient world. Egypt's Anubis was a good example. Dog-headed-ness is called cynocephalus, by the way. As for St. Christopher, he is the saint who supposedly carried Jesus across the river when Jesus was posing as a very heavy child.
What Wild West figure has been played by Kevin Costner (in a film named for the character), Henry Fonda ("My Darling Clementine"), Burt Lancaster ("Gunfight at the O.K. Corral"), Kurt Russell ("Tombstone"), Jimmy Stewart ("Cheyenne Autumn") and James Garner (twice)?
A) Daniel Boone
B) Davy Crockett
C) Wyatt Earp
D) Jesse James
Previous answer: The awful TV show is Jerry Springer's.
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