Hey! Did you ever noticed that you "train" for a new career, and that I used a different meaning of the word "train" to discuss career selection? What a world we live in! Anyway! I'm pretty sure I'm meant to be one of those highly-paid History Channel experts, one of those highly-paid historical reenactors, or one of those highly-paid history museum docents. Really anything highly-paid (which is ANYTHING history-related, I assume). I imagine there are hundreds of cigar-chewing history textbook publishing executives reading this blog as we speak, so if one of you guys could hook me up with a lucrative history contract, that would be great.
THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE TROJAN HORSE THING
The practice is described here in a passage from Virgil's Aeneid:
After many years have slipped by, the leaders of the Greeks,
opposed by the Fates, and damaged by the war,
build a horse of mountainous size, through Pallas’s divine art,
and weave planks of fir over its ribs:
but before they could take the horse to Trojan's gate,
Sinon got super wasted and tried to make an offering to the porcelain god.
He did not make it and just threw up on his own tunic.
It was classic.