Friday, May 19, 2006

And another thing ...

"da Vinci" was not his last name, for pete's sake. It just means "of Vinci," where he was from. Would you refer to Catherine of Aragon as "Aragon"? Huh?? Would you?? Would you???

The damn thing ought to be The Leonardo Code.

And Tom Hanks's hair looks freaking weird.

7 comments:

Gina said...

The use of "da Vinci" is nearly as grating to me as calling R. Buckminster Fuller, "Bucky". I know it's rather common amongst his followers, but it's such a deflating nickname for such a robust given name.

punkinsmom said...

You don't know what Harry might have called her, Aragon seems a possibility at least. In Spanish it would be "de Aragon" Maybe shortened to Dragon?

Jim Donahue said...

It's like someone calling me Riverhead.

God Is My Codependent said...

My favorite historical handle is that of the 16th-century composer Clemens Non Papa, that is, "The Clemens who is not the Pope."

Anonymous said...

"And Tom Hanks's hair looks freaking weird."

Hair? Check out the jowls! I hear he's going to be the dog in "Turner & Hooch II: Electric Boogaloo."

Dr Paisley

Doug Hoffman said...

Hanks looks like hell. My medical opinion: either he's suffering from some sort of debilitating chronic illness, or he's been hitting the Olde English 900. Or 800. Whatever it is.

CG said...

sorry he offended you, Mr. of the United States.

;)