On this day: Marie Antionette beheaded
Today, we honor the patron saint of women in refrigerators. Devoid of pop-culture nerd-dom, somehow this event in history never loses its morbid charm.
Yes, this day two hundred and fourteen years ago, the extravagant life of Marie Antoinette was ended by the French resistance. Upon hearing that the French peasantry had no bread to eat, she famously responded, "Let them eat cake," and paid for such callousness with her head. Little did she realize what her notoriety would leave in her wake: thousands of musical theatre fans and a peg in Kirsten Dunst’s unfathomable career.
Perhaps Ms. Hilton should take heed of history’s lessons…
UPDATE FROM GH: The missus reminds me that Marie Antoinette is a character in the manga and anime series, The Rose of Versailles.