NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) — A budding historian, age 13, is being lauded for finding an error in a map on permanent display in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Benjamin Lerman Coady, a seventh-grader from West Hartford, Conn., with a passion for history, visited the Museum with his mother last summer, toured an exhibit on Byzantine art and noted a map, drawn to display the Byzantine Empire at its largest in the 6th Century, was incorrect. The conquests of Spain and part of Africa were missing, and Benjamin informed a docent, who instructed him to fill out a form, the Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported Thursday. “The front desk didn’t believe me,” he said. “I’m only a kid.” But curator Helen Evans did, and after several months of review sent him an e-mail reading, in part, “You are, of course, correct about the boundaries of the Byzantine Empire under Justinian.” The Museum is considering adding a second map to the display to correct the error, and invited Benjamin back for a private tour, the newspaper said. While the young historian takes pride in his attention to detail, his aspirations go beyond history and museums. “I want to move to Greenwich and open a modern exotic car shop,” he said.
Listen I’m not gonna sit here and tell you I’m some tough guy who was always super cool. I played Magic: The Gathering and I was pretty much a die hard Star Trek: The Next Generation fan. But Benjamin Lerman has gotta be fucking kidding me with this shit. Pointing out that the borders of the Byzantine Empire are incorrect on a map in a museum is the biggest dickhead move in the whole world. Now some pour curator has gotta make a whole new map and display just because your ginger ass complained about something nobody else was gonna notice. Its like people who correct grammar x 800,000,000. Hey KFC its “you’re” not “your!” Oh really? Well why don’t you and Benjamin Lerman go fuck each other in the corner talking about grammar and the accuracy of 6th century maps.
Ben let me give you a little word of advice. You’re in 7th grade. Your life should consist of three things and three things only: 1) Riding bikes 2) Playing video games and 3) Your quest for your first handjob. Thats it. Forget about opening a modern exotic car shop. Forget about the Byzantine Empire under Justinian. And for God’s sake get a haircut and ditch the bubble jacket. You look like Pete from Pete and Pete.