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A pal far more theatrical than we are calls to our attention, per the latest Wenner Media tumult, the opening scene of Shakespeare's King Lear. In it, Lear banishes a loyal longtime ally from his kingdom, even though the ally is merely looking out for the king's best interests.

The banished ally's name? Kent.

Jesus. We're even blown away by our own dorkiness right now.

Act 1, Scene 1 [King Lear]
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Misty Water-Colored Memories of the Way Kent Was