671: Hubert Goes To China

Hubert Horatio Hifflepowder was a renowned world traveller. You might even call him a genuine cosmopolitan. Ask him where he had travelled and Hubert would sniff his nose in your general direction. “More like where haven’t I travelled!” Sneered Hubert. One of the places that Hubert had not travelled was the Vatican City. Well, at…

657: The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Umpire

In the summer of 1953 visitors to Boston’s famous Fenway park found themselves privy to a strange and intriguing spectacle. A strange man in a flowing robe and ancient sandals stood behind home plate, making the important decision which govern the game of baseball. This man was none other than the famous Marcus Aurelius of…