Readers may recall the Czar has a love-hate relationship with theater. He mostly hates it, and avoids it completely. Why?
Check this out. Contact, the Musical. Yeah, the Carl Sagan book/Jodie Foster movie.
How timely, too, since the book is so incredibly fresh in everyones minds like ten-year-old sarcasm.
Hat tip to the Bad Astronomer although who would take credit for this?
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.