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The Annals of Semiotics, Vol. 666…

From Jalopnik, America’s Ten Most Confusing Traffic Signs

Consider, for example, these Washington, D.C. instructions:

See the other nine here.

As we decide to bicycle, we might recall that it was on this date in 54 CE that Tiberius Claudius Drusus– the Roman emperor Claudius I– died.  Despite the reasoned deduction of academics that Claudius, a ripe 64 at his passing, expired of natural causes (see, e.g., this journal article), rumors persist that he was fed poisoned mushrooms by his fourth wife (also his niece) Agrippina the Younger… whose son Nero became emperor this same day, on the death of his adoptive father.

A sardonyx cameo of Claudius

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October 13, 2008 at 1:01 am

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