25 September 2007

Magna Carta = Magna Rad

A friend of mine doesn't want anyone to know that he's leaving town early tomorrow morning to attend Sotheby's' private auction of the "most important document on earth," the Magna Carta. The holy grail of cartas.

In his pursuit of the artifact, a document that appeals for fundamental human rights against the tyranny of the king (the first recorded denuncation of tyranny, my friends), the anonymous buyer -- an avowed tyrant, ironically -- has undemocratically asked me to remain mum in the hopes of not driving the estimated $20-30 million price tag any further, or "unnecessarily", as he smuggly mutters.

The Magna Carta is a very unbelievable thing and is the most important document in history.

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