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Why do I have a nagging feeling that it's a cocktail party on a White Star Line ship?

 

Not all of their voyages ended badly...

Unrelatedly, 1400. I am swimming slowly up into the Renaissance...

527. Some ... um, Byzantine stuff happened.

 

*lights a campfire, pulls up a log, and has a seat*

 

What kind of stuff Pingo?  :rock:

Welp, Justinian the First became emperor, if that's a big deal to someone. But I had to look it up. Apart from Constantine (324) and Charlemagne (800 -- very easy to remember), I tend to lose track of who was emperor when.

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So, sitting in a conference room with clients and the rest of the design team the last day and a half, plus most of the afternoon with the client in breakout sessions...n project manager walks into the room where I am discussing what they wanted for dinner/where they were going to eat tonight, interrupts us, and asks the client if the want to go to Restaurant "X" with him and the Account Manager. He then turns to me and goes, "you can come too, if you want".

 

Uhm, gee, thanks for the afterthought?

 

Way to put me on the spot?

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So, sitting in a conference room with clients and the rest of the design team the last day and a half, plus most of the afternoon with the client in breakout sessions...n project manager walks into the room where I am discussing what they wanted for dinner/where they were going to eat tonight, interrupts us, and asks the client if the want to go to Restaurant "X" with him and the Account Manager. He then turns to me and goes, "you can come too, if you want".

 

Uhm, gee, thanks for the afterthought?

 

Way to put me on the spot?

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>.>...i click my notifications whenever i see one

You've got another one! ::D:

 

Also, I was off by a hundred or so. >_< 1528.

Albrecht Dürer died. ::(:

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I couldn't keep up during the day.

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>.>...i click my notifications whenever i see one

You've got another one! ::D:

Also, I was off by a hundred or so. >_< 1528.

Albrecht Dürer died. ::(:

Oh, sorry. :down: Too soon?

Well, he was 57, so ... yes. Not like Raphaël, who was only 37 when he died. But yes.

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Welp, Justinian the First became emperor, if that's a big deal to someone. But I had to look it up. Apart from Constantine (324) and Charlemagne (800 -- very easy to remember), I tend to lose track of who was emperor when.

 

The problem is that most of that period had no western emperor, and the Byzantines were becoming more remote. So you ended up with folks like Chuck "The Hammer" as effective ruler under the title of majordomo from 715 (until he chooses not to name a new king and directly rules in the interregnum from 737). Aside from the seige of Constantinople (718) and Chuck's Tours in 732, the only other 8th century date that comes to mind is 751/752, when Pepin (a couple majordomos down the line) overthrows the king and seizes power.

 

edit: Charlemagne is actually crowned Christmas day in 800. One of the few dates that is easily remembered.

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