Thursday, December 20, 2007

EVERY MAN A KING-- WELL, THIS GUY, ANYWAY…

We all like to think we’re descended from heroes and heroines or kings and queens. Well, David Howe really is-- he’s the last known descendant of the Kings of the Isle of Man (if only he’d been named David Gilligan-- his kingdom would be called Gilligan’s Isle). He has therefore done what any of us would do in his situation-- had himself crowned King-- and he’s begun selling titles of nobility (proceeds to charity, thank you very much). If you’ve always wanted to be a Baron or Count, Baroness or Countess, and have enough spare change burning a hole in your pocket, you, too, can be a member of the aristocracy. Need more info (or if you’re ready to purchase that title you’ve always coveted)?

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Note: Stories like this always make me wonder why reporters occasionally fabricate stories-- reality is plenty weird already, thanks…

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