Mind your manors, Blog Guy…

November 4, 2010

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Blog Guy, I am enthralled by a little bit of history I stumbled upon in a Reuters story. Are you familiar with a royal palace built by King Henry VIII in the 1500s and named Nonsuch, because no other palace could match its splendor?

PLAYBOYThe story says a 16th century watercolor of Nonsuch, one of the very few detailed depictions known to exist, is expected to fetch nearly $2 million. Anything that sheds some light on the palace is worth a fortune.

Really! I mean sure, I know a lot about it because I watched “The Tudors” on Showtime, just like everybody else.

I’ve been researching Nonsuch for a while. That watercolor is nice, but I’ve uncovered other treasure troves of historical information, and found hitherto unknown pictures of the place.

Blog Guy, are you even allowed to say hitherto in your blog?

DISNEYLANDNow, on the left you can make out the grandeur of Nonsuch behind this hot chick. On the right you can see those magical spires in what must be one of the…

Blog Guy, I’m going to stop you from embarrassing yourself further. One of those pictures is the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, and the other is from Hong Kong’s Disneyland Park.

The real palace was torn down hundreds of years ago. These photos are worth nothing.

Nothing, you say? For actual PROOF that Henry VIII visited Beverly Hills and Asia? Why, I have a good mind to…

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Top: Nonsuch Palace from the south. Black chalk, pen and brown and blue-black ink, watercolor, heightened with white and gold. Credit: Reuters/Christie’s Images Ltd./Handout

Left: Heather Kozar, 23, poses at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills after being named Playboy Magazine’s 1999 Playmate of the Year, April 29. REUTERS

Right: Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse pose in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Hong Kong’s Disneyland Park, September 1, 2005. REUTERS

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Now that’s a name for a palace… Nonsuch… very unique…
and for those who dont know this… HongKong Disney Land Rock n’Rollas baby!!!!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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I thought Nonsuch was mincemeat when I was a kid…
…though if Henry VIII had anything to do with it, perhaps I don’t want to know what the ingredients were.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

None Such is the mincemeat, whew! I thought it might have become the Death Panels answer to Soylent Green for the holidays!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Nice Shelby!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

At the risk of being educational, the palace was finished after Henry’s death.
Charles II gave it to one of his mistresses, and she had it torn down to sell the expensive building materials off, so she could pay her gambling debts.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

You’re a dead man, Nosmo. Everybody move a safe distance away.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

@ifly, I am sure you were just gawking at the Shelby, and not the woman adorning the passenger side door! :-)

I say any story about nonsuch is nonsense! But then again, what do I know? It has now been FAR too long since my last doughnut!!!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

Nice, uh, Shelby in that second photo. Excuse me, my goat just stomped on my foot.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Now Nosmo… why would you say that?
Time to be afraid…. really afraid….

Zapper on full power!!!
ZAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP PPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Ooohh that was the most beautful zap I have ever seen!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Holy cow, did you have to change batteries during that zap, Shra?

I mean, seeing as how that’s the first serious zap I’ve witnessed, I wouldn’t PERSONALLY know how hardcore this particular zap was… but judging from everyone else’s reactions…

Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

Well, shawn, all you have to do to PERSONALLY experience that zap again is to break the rule.. :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Now that the searing pain has stopped and all the pretty lights have gone, I would just like to say:

OUCH!

How come your taser goes up to ELEVEN?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

That’s ok Spin.. I guess warning others is allowed..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

My goodness, Spin, Shra sounds like a tyrant with that thing! I mean… uh… she sounds like a wonderful person whose values we should all accept and embrace…

Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

I would be keeping a close eye on you two… a very close eye.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Phew! We’re in the clear, Spin. She’s not going to be able to see very much with her eyes closed.

Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

At the risk of sounding educational AND picky, nonsuch can’t be ‘very’ unique ‘cos unique is an absolute, either it is the only one of its kind or it isn’t… ‘S pretty though. And hopefully Shra won’t notice this post through her eyelids.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I would allow this CG…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I am looking for a better torture method for you, CG…

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