Gary will often start a conversation with me by explaining some fact. This goes one of three ways.
- I know the fact, and I wait patiently while Gary Garysplains something I already know, and he shouts "LET me FINISH" if I interrupt.
- I don't know the fact, because Gary has just pulled it out of his ass and then doubles down on it if questioned.
- I don't know the fact because Gary has struck gold with something I don't know.
The last one is rare.
So, we were watching The Girl King, which was an updated historical account of the same Queen of Sweden that Greta Garbo played.
So, [SPOILERS] the Pope takes an interest in The Queen, and Gary said, "I wonder if that was back when there were two popes."
I said, "Huh" and he then paused the movie and spent twenty minutes telling me about the Western Schism and the pope in Rome and the Anti-pope in France and the bonus pope in Pisa.
It was far more interesting than the movie at that point, which was surprising, given that she is one of three women buried in the Vatican. And my compliments to Gary, who explained things very well.