Rumor had it that the noted art critic John Ruskin was so horrified by the sight of his wife’s pubic hair on their wedding night he could not bear to have relations with her. The marriage was annulled five years later, when his wife charged that the marriage was unconsummated. (Ruskin didn’t argue.) Which may explain why these cigars were hard to get out of the box and impossible to light. Ba-DUM-bum

No, really, they’re the best and the brightest. Have one with a nice Clement Greenberg sherry. Incidentally, here’s John:

His wife married a painter, John Millais, and as if to prove something they had EIGHT children.

The painting above? By Millais. And you think today’s celebs are incestuous.