July 24, 2007

Oh, come on, now!

You know, for a smart guy, that Dr. Weevil (brother of famed NASA rocket scientist Steevil) sure is out of touch with history. He says this:

InstaPundit links to a story from the Knoxville News about Tina, a Shire breed horse claimed to be the world’s tallest. The dubious historical claim is half a sentence: “Shires date to the Trojan War . . . .” What possible evidence could support that claim?

Evidence? EVIDENCE!? Come now, Doctor--it was in the newspaper! What more sort of proof do you need!? And you have to admit, the Greeks didn't go and build a giant wooden badger to hide in, now did they? Of course not.

Now, there are some sites, such as this one, that aren't very inventive and creative, and say that the breed can be traced back only to the Norman Conquest, but obviously, the site isn't written by a journalist, and therefore can't be trusted to provide high quality information.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 24, 2007 08:44 AM

Maybe we should find some hobbits and ask them.

Posted by: Sarah G. at July 24, 2007 11:00 AM

I suppose we could, but the recitation of the story could take them years to finish.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 24, 2007 11:07 AM