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Mr Trivia's Art Film

Zeitgeisters,

If I hadn't made this myself, I might describe this video as subtle, haunting, enigmatic and redolent in imagery. However modesty forbids me from carrying on in that porkchop-esque fashion.

Please enjoy The Satellite Death From Above Show.

Art for Art's sake

Mr Trivia

Just Kidding

Zeitgeisters,

Over at my other house, mr trivia.net a number of people seemed not to understand that I was kidding about Chad Smith of the Chili Peppers and Will Ferrell the actor, being the same person. So today I published a disclaimer at the head of the post because I was a bit tired of fan boys replying with insulting comments suggesting which part of my body I could take my head out of, if I really thought Smith and Ferrell were the same person.

This world-shattering post has been out there for more than a year and it catches a surprising amount of traffic considering how little it is saying.

I mean it was a joke. Now LaToya and Michael Jackson, THEY are the same person...

Elevate the Insignificant,

Mr Trivia

Shivering Geoff - Episode 8

Not a superhero. Not really a hero. Just a man with a man's courage. Standing in front of you asking you to love him. He's an avatar of change, an icon of stasis, a symbol of the contradictions within the human psyche. And his golf handicap is 8. Meet him. And watch him watching them, talking about stuff. Be part of Australia's newest existential crush - Shivering Geoff!

Mr Trivia

Jonesy, Pat and Our Nic

Zeitgeisters,

Over at mrtrivia.net we've mentioned the awesomeness of the unusual Tom Jones and we have a retro sighting of Nicole Kidman in an old Pat Wilson music video. Yep, that one.

So pop along there, when you're done here.

Elevate the Insignificant

MrTrivia

Who Is Eleanor of Aquitaine?


Zeitgeisters,

You woke up this morning asking the above question. Well, it turns out that she was somewhat of a rock-star back in the day. Anyone who read that last description and cringed, nay, reached for their mouse to click on ‘comments’ should probably not read any further. It may get a whole lot worse for you, history fans.

Yep, turns out she was like Elizabeth Taylor, Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda and Angelina Jolie all rolled into one kick-ass Middle Ages super woman.

According to the Wikipedia:

Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine (1122 –1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Europe during the High Middle Ages.

Eleanor succeeded her father as Duchess of Aquitaine and Countess of Poitiers at the age of fifteen, and thus became the most eligible bride in Europe. Three months after her accession she married Louis, son and junior co-ruler of her guardian, King Louis VI. As Queen of the Franks, she participated in the unsuccessful Second Crusade. Soon after the Cr…