Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Strange Day

Um, er, nothing

100,000 hits will be reached and passed by the time this goes up (it's about 15 away at the moment). I would have held a massive celebratory party, yeah like the one in The Shining!, but the landmark just passed me by. Oh well. Another ten years and we can have a big shindig wangdoodle for 500,000. Yes, a mere decade. Hooray for the distant yet onrushing future. Unless the Mayans are right and the world ends in December 2012. Boo to the Mayans. Party poopers.

(I wonder how many thousand I contributed personally.)

1 Which French academic painter (1825-1905), a staunch traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on the female body, won the Prix de Rome in 1850 with his Zenobia Found by Shepherds on the Banks of the Araxes and produced 825 other paintings in his career, among them The Birth of Venus (1879) and The Bohemian (1890)?
2 Which Japanese company, using the current slogan 'At your side', began in 1908 when the Yasui Sewing Machine Co. was established in Nagoya and produces a wide variety of products including sewing machines, large machine tools, typewriters, fax machines, printers and other computer-related electronics?
3 Which secret document, written in 1854 by U.S. diplomats at an eponymous location in Belgium, described a plan to acquire Cuba from Spain and greatly damaged the credibilty of the then serving president Franklin Pierce?
4 The author of 1874's Éléments d'économie politique pure, ou théorie de la richesse sociale/Elements of Pure Economics, or the theory of social wealth, which French mathematical economist (1834-1910), associated with the creation of the general equilibrium theory, was considered by Joseph Schumpeter as "the greatest of all economists" and gave his name to an eponymous law asserting that when considering any particular market, if all other markets in an economy are in equilibrium, then that specific market must also be in equilibrium?
5 The daughter of Birger Persson of the family of Finsta, governor and lawspeaker of Uppland, and one of the richest landowners of the country, and his wife, a member of the so-called Lawspeaker branch of the Folkunga family, which woman is considered by many to be the most celebrated of all saints of Sweden and founded an eponymous order of Augustinian canonesses in c.1350?




Answers to FE:XXXIII
1 William-Adolphe Bouguereau 2 Brother Industries 3 Ostend Manifesto 4 Marie-Esprit-Léon Walras or Léon Walras 5 Saint Birgitta or Saint Bridget(the order being the Bridgettines)


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