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Monty Python’s Crimson Permanent Assurance in LEGO

Photo: gotoAndLego [Flickr] In Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Monty Python brought the words “corporate raiders” to its logical conclusion by turning staid office workers into fearsome pirates that perform really hostile takeovers of other companies. That short film is titled The Crimson Permanent Assurance, which is the name of the building (and pirate ship) housing [...]

What Exactly Is a Crimson Tide?

Last month, Scott Allen wrote about the origins of the nicknames of the 10 schools in BCS bowls. In honor of tonight’s championship game between Alabama and Texas, here’s the scoop on where they got “Crimson Tide” and “Longhorns.” Alabama Crimson Tide Hugh Roberts, sports editor for the Birmingham Age-Herald, is widely credited as being the first [...]