Patrick Curtin wrote:
Vive le Galt!
Saint Caleth wrote:
The Pornocracy is an actual period in the history of the Papacy.
Most of us call it the Dark ages.
Saeculum obscurum (Latin: the dark age) is a name given to a period in the history of the Papacy during the first half of the 10th century, beginning with the installation of Pope Sergius III in 904 and lasting for sixty years until the death of Pope John XII in 964.
Marozia became the concubine of Pope Sergius III when she was 15 and later took other lovers and husbands. She ensured that her son John was seated as Pope John XI according to Antapodosis sive Res per Europam gestae (958–62), by Liutprand of Cremona (c. 920–72). Liutprand affirms that Marozia arranged the murder of her former lover Pope John X (who had originally been nominated for office by Theodora) through her then husband Guy of Tuscany possibly to secure the elevation of her current favourite as Pope Leo VI. There is no record substantiating that Pope John X had definitely died before Leo VI was elected since John X was already imprisoned by Marozia and was out of public view.
The period was first identified and named by the Italian Cardinal and ecclesiastical historian Caesar Baronius in his Annales Ecclesiastici in the sixteenth century. Baronius' primary source for his history of this period was Liutprand of Cremona. Other scholars have dated the period more broadly or narrowly, and other terms, such as the Pornocracy (German: Pornokratie, from Greek pornokratiā, "prostitute rule") and the Rule of the Harlots (German: Hurenregiment), were coined by Protestant German theologians in the nineteenth century.
Historian Will Durant refers to the period from 867 to 1049 as the "nadir of the papacy"
Crimson Jester wrote:
For precision's sake: The Dark Age you are refering to is different from the Dark Age most people talk about. The Pornocracy is best defined as "The Dark Age of Papacy", as the generally used "Dark Ages" refers to the period roughly between the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the start of the Renaissance, and originated as a literary criticism during the Late Middle Ages, then used to exemplify the Classisists view of the Renaissance as a cultural rebirth.
Note should be made that the Medieval Age and the Dark age, while mostly overlapping, are not exactly the same, as the Renaissance is considered to have started during the Late Middle Ages.
Really, though, the Dark Ages were not as dark as people think. It is mostly Classisist propaganda.
Did you know?
Thanks partly to their support of the Stuart line during the Jacobite Risings, and partly to the Enclosure agricultural revolution taking place in sheep husbandry, the Gaelic Highlands Scots were forced to emigrate from their traditional mountain clan territories.
Many decided to emigrate to North America. There were two distinct branches of the scotsmen: Catholic and Protestant (specifically Presbyterian). The Catholic Scots headed for the Canadian territories, eventually settling in Nova Scotia (where Gaelic is still spoken in remote areas). The Presbyterians headed for the Carolina Territories, where they formed the embryonic Appalachian culture.
Crimson Jester wrote:
I dunno. Rodrigo Borgia would like to take a shot at that title.
I think Alexander VI qualified for a great many titles. Few if any positive.
More people typically die from falling coconuts then from shark attacks each year.
Heck, more people die from about ANYTHING than shark attacks, LOL. I think it's the thought of some big fish eating you that squicks people out. I know it does me (I dislike swimming in the ocean).
Did you know?
Cape Cod experienced its first shark attack in 75 years this summer? Bitten man survived, but it send a lot of tourists inland.
Scientists theorize that Great White sharks have been increasing their numbers off the Cape Cod coast because of a huge increase in the seal population. This video was taken just two weeks ago off Monomoy Island and shows a white shark feeding (NSF squeamish or seal lovers)
Tinfoil Timmy wrote:
THERE ARE NO EXTRATERRESTRIAL INVADERS. THERE IS NO MECHANICAL OVERMIND. THERE IS NO DANGER. THERE IS ONLY SAFETY WITHIN THE COLLECTIVE.
CARRY ON YOUR STANDARD DAILY PROTOCOLS, CITIZENS. GLORY TO THE MANY.
Klaus van der Kroft wrote:
I was built in Taiwan by an Brazillian company that is actually owned by a Swiss distributor with strong ties to an american company.
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Nope. Only works for aliens. You may or may not be an alien, but I believe you that you are not a billionaire genius playboy philanthropist. Especially since most geniuses know how to spell genius. ;)
Celestial Healer wrote:
Einstein failed math. Just saying, Grammar Nazi.
Edit: Besides, if I am flawed you can blame my programmer. Because surely it can't be my fault. ;-)
He did specify every "quality" crime show. It's like a No True Scotsman deal, only Irish.