Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Learning from the Net

Huh, Taurus Bulba is reference to the Russian novel Taras Bulba. The novel is about Ukrainian Cossacks, not cows who are criminal masterminds.

I guess I can be excused for not know this. Wikipedia opines that "The reference is quite possibly the most obscure for any character in the Disney canon." It is sad that the cartoon character has a bigger wikipedia article than one of the most seminal works in Russian literature.

UPDATE: In other learning from the net escapades, I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of the ants in my kitchen. All the methods I'm finding are "all natural" and "environmentally safe." Like I care. As long as they're safe for humans and the cat, I'm all for the insect equivalent of WMDs.

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