I am a descendant of Joseph of Arimathea.

Cite? :smiley:

Welcome to the Straight Dope Message Boards, natassia. I confess to being a little confused. This forum is devoted to comments on Cecil’s columns, so I assume you’re referring to this one: ?

There’s a pretty good chance that so is everyone else on the planet.

I am a decendent of Joseph of Arimathea’s father.

So there.

Isn’t Joseph of A a fictional character? … I’m related to D’Artagnon, 43rd cousin once removed. Well, on a more serious note, I’m descended from Jacob’s son Levi and my wife is descended from Moses’ brother Aaron.

I am Spartacus !!

What the hell is a grail, anyway? Are there some around that aren’t holy? Where do you find those? What do you do with them?

A grail is a fishplate.

Nonsense: they would have served lamb at the Last Supper, not fish.



Apparently nobody knows. They’re whatever you want them to be.

It’s “the Holy Thingy”.

No-This is the Holy Thingy.

No, this is. In fact it’s holier.

Cheesus of Nazareth?

Matthew 26:26-28

They didn’t have time to go to Williams-Sonoma to get a tagine.

Neither one is a fictional character, although, like Cyrano de Bergerac, they have fictional versions who are more famous than they are.