Tuesday, October 25, 2005

History of the day for October 25

In 1762, John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, spent so much time gambling in London pubs that he had his servant get him some meat between two slices of bread so he wouldn't have to leave the table to eat. Thus he invented what is now called "compulsive gambling."

5 comments:

larin von smartass said...

mmm, i love a club compulsive gambler on rye wtih a nympho stripper slaw on the side

Fred said...

he didnt invent cheese though did he? for me, thats what makes a sandwich. but this nympho stripper slaw sounds pretty good.

Spinning Girl said...

giggle

Monkey said...

I love a good sandwich. I love cheese sandwiches. I love those tiny little strange sandwiches too. Like watercress sandwiches and cream cheese sandwiches.

Oh egg salad! Tuna fish sandwich! Is a lobster roll a sandwich? No, I suppose it is a roll. Did the Earl of Rollinham invent that? Or was it the Earl of Stinkingham.

Can Fred tell us the difference between an Earl and a Marquis? What does a Baron do? Why are titles from an ancient feudal system still revered? Or are they revered??? Perhaps it is only cheesey Americans who think the titles are the tits.

Tits! Tits I tell you!!!

Mmmm.... sandwiches.

Fred said...

i dont freakin know the difference between my arse and my elbow, but i know the difference between an earl and a baron, earls court is the stop after barons court on the district line. queens tennis club is near barons court, and earls court is where i won a copy of tekken 2 at game expo!