Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 10 October 2009

The tuxedo dinner jacket was born when G. Lorillard wore it to the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo, New York (1886)


IDLE ROYAL AMUSEMENTS

For the birthday of the Duchess of Würtemberg in 1798, the British royal family assembled in Maiden Castle, in Dorchester, to watch these sports:

To be played for at cricket: a round of beef.
A pound of tobacco to be grinned for.
A barrel of beer to be rolled down the hill: a prize to whoever stops it.
A goose to be dived for.
A good hat to be cudgelled for.
Half a guinea to the rider of the ass who wins the best of three heats by coming in last.
A pig: prize to whoever catches him by the tail.


There is nothing I love so much as a good fight.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)
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