I Want To Celebrate This But I Don’t Know How….

Ya’ll. THIS happened. And it is so majorly cool and I history geeked out pretty hard when I read that article and I really ย want to celebrate this. I mean, they found Richard III’s body. Under a car-park. People have been parking their cars on Richard III. (Which I bet the ghost of Henry VII has been laughing his arse off about, amiright?)

Anyway, I feel the need to celebrate this discovery. But how? How does one celebrate the discovery of the body of a long-dead King of England? I assume tea is involved somehow….

56 thoughts on “I Want To Celebrate This But I Don’t Know How….

  1. I recently re-watched Olivier’s ‘Richard III’.
    And now they are saying Richard got a bum rap from Shakespeare.
    I need to research this.

  2. Small world — I was obsessed with Anastasia’s whole story YEARS ago. I’d like to note that I had NO IDEA that King Richard was missing — I wasn’t aware that there was all that many missing monarch’s out and about. I should come out from under my rock more often!

  3. Omigosh!! I’m so freakin’ excited!! This is like the day they found Anastasia and I was super upset that AOL just had this little teeny square for the article that I almost missed because it was so small, and it was like… um… excuse me? THIS IS HUGE!! And yet a celebrity split-up was front page news in this big header…asdofjasdfojasdf.

    Anyway, I feel a similar conflict to when Anastasia was found. There has to be a proper celebratory tradition. You know? We should invent one! And I agree; tea is mandatory.

    1. I had the same Anastasia experience as you! I was so thrilled and no one was making a big enough deal about it! We should definite invent a standard celebration for when they find long-lost historical figures.

  4. I recommend pretty much anything that’s heavily spiced with ginger, galangal, honey, cinnamon, saffron, cloves or nutmeg. They were big on the flavours back then. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. We celebrated here by watching an hour and a half long documentary about the find last night. To be truthful they really spun out the story, but it was interesting enough to keep my 13 year old son hooked (though he is a history geek already).

    Mhhadfield did bring us a cup of tea.

  6. Tea, of course! This is what I propose when they do his reinternment (I think that’s what it’s called)…

    1) Day off work (that’s a no-brainer)
    2) Floppy hats, pearls, or maybe tiara??
    3) Tea, scones, and BBC America
    4) Twitter party where we make pithy comments in Texan British accents.

    Y’all come on… Who’s with me????

  7. Also, and totally unrelated, Ben and Jerry’s is releasing a 30-Rock themed ice cream flavor. Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt with a Blueberry Lavender Swirl. I thought you should know. ๐Ÿ™‚ “http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/02/01/ben-jerry-unveils-30-rock-flavor/.

  8. I have no idea on this one, but I’m sure they’ll figure it out at St. Andrew’s…there’s an unwritten rule in golf…it’s a kind of ‘tell all’ kind of rules called the “dick out” rule…it has something to do with your ball not leaving the tee box after that all-important first drive!

  9. I say tea and a copy of Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time… This, of course, might open the door to more Josephine Tey books (which isn’t a bad thing.) Otherwise, pop in The Goodbye Girl (the Richard Dreyfuss version) and enjoy the whole bit about Richard III.

  10. “There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there’s usually only one thing you can do.”
    “What’s that?”
    “Go through his clothes and look for loose change.”
    -Miracle Max and Inigo Montoya, “The Princess Bride.”

  11. One of my friends went straight out to buy chocolates and other sweets for the office to share when she heard ๐Ÿ™‚ Richard III is one of her favorite historic men.

  12. The English will keep a stiff upper lip about the discovery of this stiff, as is their way. Did anyone check the rest of that parking lot? Maybe Jimmy Hoffa will be discovered…or was he dug up in Iraq?

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