I recently posted this paragraph to my Facebook as possibly the Most Beautiful thing I have read in weeks:
"Friends also tell of an incident in the college chapel with the visiting Prince Leopold of Belgium and his accompaniment of Mrs. Liddel and her daughter Alice (the Alice of Carroll's Alice in Wonderland) in attendance. When it was Wilde's turn to read the first lesson, he began to recite The Song of Solomon in a languorous voice. Promptly taking action to correct him, the Dean of Arts exclaimed "You have the wrong lesson Mr. Wilde. It is Deuteronomy XVI!" Oscar's associate George Thomas Atkinson, who later reported the incident in a book, commented "Poor Oscar! he was so thoroughly enjoying himself." -http://www.neuroticpoets.com/wilde/
Needless to say no one got it, commented on it, or 'Liked' it because it combines references to biblical passages, historical figures, and neurotic poets. Sad day.
My Challenge: Post an obscure reference to something you find amazing and see if anyone else gets it!