Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fact of the Day: Romantic Poet

Alexander Pushkin was a 19th century author who is considered the one of the greatest Russian poets, and the father of modern Russian literature. He died in a duel with a man who was in love with his wife. Though part of this was his fault, as he defended his "honor" with a duel almost thirty times in his life. 

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  1. people had other channels for their obsessions in the days before gaming


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  2. in my days I could recite by heart quite a lot of his poems :)

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  3. 29 out of 30 isn't bad I guess, though when the one failure results in death I guess one could argue that it is...

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  4. I wonder if it was really about his wife, or if he was just trigger happy.

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  5. Dueling was big in those days. Thug Life!

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  6. 30 times? He must have been a decent shot!

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  7. Odds are it will catch up with you and that it did

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  8. Wait, what? He died in a DUEL?!?!?! I didn't see that one coming...

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