I believe the whole point of this arc was to show how delusional — if not dishonest — Boopsie is about her claims of past lives. She claims to have been Harry S. Truman, even though Boopsie’s and Truman’s lives overlapped each other. Then she was a fictional character. Now, she claims to be Catharine of Aragon. Catherine of A was not beheaded. Her life also overlapped the life of the 6th wife.
I used to have a recurring dream of being a Frankish soldier in a medieval battle. Nobody of any real importance. I took an arrow to the neck and died before doing anything worth doing.
In other words, some things never change.
Once I dreamt to be killed to my back by soldiers with machine guns come down from an helicopter on the top of a green hill .
Boopsie is having her Shirley Maclaine moment.
“Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” is the little rhyme that British schoolkids learn to remind them of what happened to Henry VIII’s wives. Catherine of Aragon was his first wife, therefore…
History was probably not Boopsie’s best subject. Henry’s wives went like this “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.”
Not chronologically possible. Catherine Parr (wife number six) was already 24 years old when Catherine of Aragon died (and 21 when Henry’s first marriage was annulled), so they overlapped lifespans.
It’s the same reason I can’t claim to be the reincarnation of Frank Lloyd Wright; there was a week and a half when we were both alive on the planet.
Catherine wasn’t beheaded. She was divorced and sent off to the countryside.The second one, Anne, was chopped. (the fifth one was, too)
I know this comic is an old re-run, and surely a similar comment was made originally: Henry VIII “divorced” C of A; she wasn’t beheaded. The rhyme “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” as taught in high school helps me keep these wives’ dispositions straight. And Catherine Parr (sixth) was in her 20’s when C o A died about age 50. That past life history is pure imagination.
Walter Mitty much, there Boopsie?
For all of you who are pouncing on the problems with the details of Boopsie’s claim, here’s a detail you seem to have overlooked yourselves: Boopsie didn’t say she had a premonition of being beheaded. She said she had a premonition of “being beheaded or something”. Being divorced is “something”.
Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived.
Of course, Catherine Parr (Henry’s 6th wife) was about 24 years old when Catherine of Aragon died at age 50 (malignancy currently suspected as possible case, though at the time there was a rampant rumor that she had been poisoned).
i like to joke i’ve evolved from a cockroach and will likely return to that stage many times throughout my journey. they’re just so darn durable.
i think maybe a horse thief before that, because i don’t like close things around my neck, like shirt necklines or jewelry. and i really like horses.
i would like to be a pet horse someday, but haven’t managed that yet. (well, my family might say i’ve gotten it half-right)
Most good stories break down in the details. Life is crap shoot for everyone. Enjoy the tale.
sigh.. Boopsie.. bullcrap upon bullcrap upon bullcrap.
Since no one knows how reincarnation actually works, why can’t we be part of more than one life at a time?
Okay, so Boopsie couldn’t have been Catherine Parr after Catherine of Aragon because their life spans overlapped. Why hasn’t anyone noted that Boopsie claims to have been Henry VIII’s first wife AFTER being Lorna Doone, when Lorna Doone “lived” in the late 17th century and Catherine in the early 16th? Not only is Boopsie reincarnating, she’s time-traveling as well.
Does Boopsie not remember that she’d been married to Henry’s elder brother Arthur for five months before she married Henry? (Those were the grounds for their divorce in 1533)
I remember all this kind of psycho stuff from years ago, now they’ve all moved to the Russia hoax.
Herman’s Hermits – - – I’m Henry VIII I Am – - 1965
I’m ‘enery the Eighth I am’enery the Eighth I am, I amI got married to the widow next doorShe’s been married seven times beforeAnd every one was an ‘enery (’enery)She wouldn’t have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam!)I’m her eighth old man, I’m ’enery’enery the Eighth I am
I just wish that I hadn’t spent time reading these bizarre comments. Ima getta day job
I don’t believe in reincarnation, but I have a feeling that I did in a previous life.
Ask Boopsie what she’ll be in her next life?