Re: Li Bai
The Czar is delightfully familiar with the poems of Li Po, who may indeed be the Volgis brother given their ages.
A small sampling of the great Li Pos work:
If the heavens were not in love with wine,
There’d be no Wine Star in the sky.
And if earth wasn’t always drinking,
There wouldn’t be a place called Wine Spring.
I’ve heard that pure wine makes the Sage.
Even the crap makes us wise.
If even the wise get there through drink,
What’s the point of true religion?
Three shots and I understand the Tao,
Six and I’m one again with the Universe.
Only the things we know when we’re drunk
Can never be expressed when we’re sober.
Sigh. They just dont write them like that anymore.
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.