History Trivial Links
Compiled by Nathan Mattise
- The upcoming election could be historic for a number of reasons so it’s time to stockpile the memorabilia now. Grab the Obama / McCain comic books and playlists or at least the Obama campaign’s official single by Joss Stone.
- Quick – name the writer who originally penned the most cliche line in literary history? Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton is correct (as in “It was a dark and stormy night”). Apparently there is an award in his honor for the most over the top opening sentence to a fake novel.
- Oxford English Dictionary turned 80 this year so one man decided to give it the ultimate thorough once over.
- In my town it’s Gerry McNamara’s name that’ll get passed down through the ages. For this guy it’s all about Dave Fleming.
- Finally, Phelps could go down as the greatest Olympian of all time in the next few weeks but so what. His event is mild in the grand scheme of possible Olympic events.
(Links today from USAToday’s Pop Candy, ESPN.com and the LA Times Online)
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