29 Burst results for "Bonaparte"
The Irony of New York: From Lax Voting Rules to Strict Vaccine Mandates
"I love new york i do. I'm not gonna pretend. I don't but i i know that they're going to do a lot of damage to their own shitty by telling people we're going to treat you like second-class citizens if you aren't presenting your papers. The irony of new york. I've told you the story midtown manhattan showing up to vote in the twenty sixteen presidential election. I'll remember this like it was yesterday for the rest of my life. Showed up at the polling place. Hold out my wallet. Started to give them my driver's license. They said oh. We don't need your driver's license. Just go in what's your name. What's your name. I felt like saying napoleon bonaparte going in go vote. They don't want your. Id and new york devote because they would have been disenfranchising. Me wait a minute. i'm white. Probably not only black scat disenfranchised right or the elderly. They can present a driver's license. They don't know how to do that. But you better know how to present your vaccination card if you're black in new york or you ain't getting in and you wanna know one of the lowest percentages in new york you want to know. What percentage of black new yorkers have gotten the vaccine. Are you ready for this. Thirty one percent vast majority of black new yorkers won't get the vaccine so maybe this will. I don't know nudge them under the right direction. Because if not you're going to stay home.
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Napoleonic Quarterly
"To accompany the main season two episodes beginning with this one and professor linton of kingston university. I've always found that. Be something inevitable about the french revolution. That marissa has been studying for so long not just because of the fast moving developments as we've seen in these opening episodes of the napoleonic costly but also even more so because of the difficulties in just in getting into the heads of the main protagonists and this is a period after all in which the inner thoughts of those involved were becoming relevant to politics to current affairs in ways that they simply hadn't before which is a long way of explaining why was so grateful to maria for helping shed light on this off precedent period. Now marisha has written several books including choosing terror which came out in two thousand thirteen and also recently. A book on the terror with french historian michelle but in this discussion. We mostly talked about her views of another figure. Napoleon bonaparte whose time was still to come during this period of the revolution itself. Visit a degree of skepticism. I think it's fair to say as the as to the extent to which bonaparte is the natural air off the revolution. So what. I wanted to ask maurice. Most of all was her views. On how much bonaparte had stepped into the shoes of the french revolution as it were bonaparte sin opportunist and he's a skilled propagandist and he does what it takes on. I don't think that political idealism is is putin's to him multiple the revolution gives him his opportunity as it does many others. The revolution is all about opportunity. Individuals having equality of rights of having liberty that includes people rising through the ranks of the army. So yeah it gives him his big chance on seizes it with both hands. He also gets lucky. I mean he he. He is very very lucky a now that he is the right moment whether he was working the strategy for long time. I don't know i think he was just. He was just there the right time. I mean he was off towards places himself courses as an opponent of the the jacobson's but in the time of the full of the rub spats july seventeen ninety four bonaparte. Been working closely with robespierres. Young brother augusta yards. Yeah once again the tool and so he was recommended by to augustan to me as a good good good set officer someone they could trust one of the few perhaps they could rely on and off to the fall of the roman spear brothers and polian was imprisoned for time is a suspected jackson. But when it's not seating him to be jackson anymore then he drops that really quickly. He's he curry ready to drop. Anything says well hang on the second that said that there's a clear link between the suspicions that robespierre was happening was having as he pulled that red cap off to meritas head As as questioning perhaps for the first time whether this really was a politician has devoted to public service and integrity and then essentially since i go wrong because while he should read suspicious. But you've been interested in the idea of military glory in opposition to to this idea of virtuous politicians glorious something that is very much tied up with the military career something you'd work towards it's something nobles goodwill the revolution about the glory of the house. And that's something that they would fight for on the battlefield and that's something that Bonaparte really encourages..
Caller Says Manhattan DA Is Treating President Trump Like Napoleon Bonaparte
"I said, I love your show. I've always listened to it. And now what did you What do you think you called in to talk about how the D h treating a President Trump. What do you want to say about that? Well, I think they're treating them as if he's Napoleon Bonaparte trying to level France and destroy Europe on one side on the other side, like his Ganga's punk, and he wants to conquer the world and nothing could be further from the truth. You know, The funny thing is he He abided by the law. Despite the allegations against him, he abided by court decisions. He was enforcing immigration laws, which Biden won't do. He doesn't have a racist bone in his body. That's right. I said it despite the efforts by the media and others to paint him that way. And
Victor Noir's Mysterious Erection
"Year more than three million people visit the parish cemetery in paris it's home to hundreds of thousands of tombs. And you can buy a map directing you to all the graves of the cemetery. Most famous residents folks like the singer. Jim morrison and writers like oscar wilde and produced but among that list of celebrities and historical figures is a name that pretty much. No one will recognize but whose tomb attracts a lot of visitors. And i'm very certain kind of visitor with a very certain kind of neat. it's the tomb of victor noir. Victor nor was a journalist in paris in the eighteen hundreds and he didn't publish anything especially remarkable during a short lifetime and he probably would have been forgotten a history if it weren't for the fact that he was shot and killed by prince pierre. Bonaparte the nephew of napoleon that act triggered a wave of protests and led to the commissioning of a statue by the acclaimed. Sculptor jules delauro. But even that isn't really why people are visiting his grave today. The visit for more personal reasons and they aren't there for victor exactly. The statue that covers. Victor noirs grave depicts him laying down as if he had just been shot and that alone is kind of just. But then you notice a couple of other things. I the crotch of this statue has a bulge to it in second. The bulge is very very shiny. Though the statue was largely darkin discolored that particular part has been polished by the hands of countless win over the decades women who are drawn to the statue of victor nawar because rubbing it supposedly confers. Good luck in love and fertility. The full ritual involves kissing his lips rubbing the bulge and dropping a flower in his hat.
"bonaparte" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"Music and shows that men in general are good when they have not been perverted in their youth by a bad education. Americans are without contradiction. The most happy people. I've no still more happy. If they understand well their own happiness. I bring not to doubt my sincere regard and then he signs it. Joseph count of service. I don't know that Superlative ben do you. I did not before this episode. But i believe it's a commune in northern france. It's community france. The that's one that didn't even come across our radar in the In the early research with this. But i mean surely a guy like that. He probably could have rattled off. You know. i mean when people like that. They always have several titles. That was probably one of many. But this was printed in bonaparte park and the mirage by evan morrison woodward from eighteen seventy nine oracle account and he rebuilt his mansion and he stayed in new jersey and apparently it was bigger and better than ever. That's right yes bigger better than ever. He went back to business as usual entertaining. Please see my art gallery. And then he you know he had lost a lot of stuff but he became known as this thoughts of european culture and artistic knowledge in early america. Because you know the. Us had two degrees still has a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Right about european culture. Be more sophisticated being older being fancier etc and so he was a lot of people a connection point there ba with one one plot twist little bit x-files the i almost feel bad for spoiling it at the top but it is true he is. What are the people who absolutely convinced that he had run into the jersey devil after all that planning it's happening. Diy closet renovation is finally becoming a reality question is where do you put your while you work..
"bonaparte" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"How much he loved the united states and our system of government You know as imperfect as it might be certainly to him better than what he'd experienced In europe yeah. That's you know what that's a really good point because the last part of the quantity he says every day that i passed the hospitable land of the united states proves more clearly to me the excellence of republican institutions for america. Keep them then as a precious gift from heaven. So he is maybe his house Had like started sway his thinking because he definitely was a reluctant king from the jump right. That's why it's really in character for him. You know and it made sense that he would be super comfortable. Obviously i mean he's comfortable living in the lap of luxury and isn't in danger of being like executed for war crimes or whatever you know The very least for being an enemy. Combatant but yeah. His wife though didn't come with them to the states. He didn't see her for twenty five years. Yeah about long distance relationship. You know who did see though through twenty five years. I can imagine. Yeah that's right. His mistress annette savage. He met her when she was eighteen years old. She was you know a according to the pattern established. She was the daughter of some distinguished merchants. He ran into her while he was shopping for suspenders. She spoke french match made in heaven. He was kind of known to be of land rover and his wife. Julia was aware of this tolerated his affairs he had two children with a net savage and then when one of them was killed or died tragically in the garden and young age Joseph later dispatched his mistress paris and paid her explicit lead to never published her memoirs Sorta like at nda kind of situation. I'm you know what. I think you're right. Yeah or maybe even like pre nup but they. They weren't married though were they can't really can't get married if you're already married. Yes yes so. It was harder than it would've been harder to track that though back then probably right. Oh surely yeah. I think so it would be harder. I mean how big meal laws work at that time on an international scale but still wasn't a good luck you know. A lot of locals were scandalized so then another tragedy strikes january eighteen twenty his mansion which earlier established is pretty dope catches on fire. It burns to the ground is neighbors are able to help. Save some stuff including his art collection. Newspapers of the day called the fire accidental blood. There was gossip. There's very weird rumor going around. And they said that the fire was actually the result of arson because there was a local russian immigrant burned down his house because napoleon invaded russia. And like we said. This is the second of a pair of tragedies You'd mentioned ben that his daughter. Pauline was killed and i just want to mention this because it was a new word that i learned and i love sharing new words. She was killed by a falling ornamental vase which had to have been very very very large and probably with poured concrete or some other heavy material. But it's called a yard. John yea Which would you can picture those giant planter that you would see on the grounds of an estate like so big..
"bonaparte" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"He'd have a third one but unfortunately she passed away shortly after birth and their daughters were zen. Ed who's born on july eighth eighteen one and charlotte who is known as la lot lot. I guess that's just removing the shar. That's sweet yeah he kind of. It's adding an extra low. But yeah we. They were creative with their nicknames. Those french and she was born on october thirty first of eighteen. O two and joseph began to really build out his Assets doing massive improvements on his estate houses and he really did enjoy that that sweet sweet country living but he was also something of a gentleman of course and enjoyed the finer things in life but also was a strangely as simple man. It's weird dichotomy with this guy right. And he was described thusly by one of his biographers. Early twentieth century biographer. He had an element of laziness in his character. A disposition to rest and quietly enjoy the good things he possessed in a dignified way so he was lazy and dignified in the debates of the five hundred. Which is that council of five hundred. We talked about where he was a deputy. He took little part and at the end of the term of membership. Not seek reelection. Yeah that's the thing. He seemed like he was absolutely find. It just chill just enjoy a life of relaxation and have have some stress free days. Napoleon had other plants polian very much Felt that his brother needed to do more to help. Support the bonaparte. They caused so he said look. Initially i'm gonna use you as a diplomat Not necessarily because you're a great diplomat. But because i know you older brother and your easier to control is we go back so i would also say there's an element of trust air to and joseph wasn't super happy with this. The friction between the men rose as polian. I became console for life may two and then just two years later emperor in eighteen o four the over who should be the successor because napoleon at that time did not have children.
Napoleon Is Part of Us, Macron Tells France After Row Over Anniversary
"French president macron. Commemorated napoleon today on the two hundredth anniversary of his death. Emburey eleanor beardsley reports. Mccrone had to walk a tightrope. As napoleon's legacy divides france knipling benefits. Napoleon bonaparte is part of us. Said mccall paying tribute to the emperor's genius as a strategist legislator builder of modern france but macron also spoke of napoleon reinstating slavery in the caribbean and his wars that caused millions of deaths in europe. And beyon- mackall called the wreath laying at napoleon's massive marble tomb of ration-. Not a celebration. He also cautioned against judging figures of the past by today's ethical
Go to F**king Sleep
"Napoleon bonaparte's once famously. Said let a bitch sleep or wind. She wakes she will move mountains or something often may wish that there was an auden for your mind or perhaps it was never an to begin with because you are not working with a full deck and maybe our chest own little bit stupid regardless of your cerebral bandwidth. Hyperactive brain can really fuck up your rent cycles whether you are mensa bound or complete shit for brains this guided. Meditation is intended to quiet the mind so you can relish in a beautiful slumber a well rested is crucial from product titi and mental stability. So you don't act like come. Malfunctioning psychopath commerce. State of mind allows for you not only sleep better. Anxiety increases focus makes you more enjoyable. In mixed company treats stops circular thinking improve. Your memory satisfies the body and makes you less like up. Busted
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"She's still widely known in the us as a woman who hated the american republic in wanted a monarchy. She was also because her best life when she was the rich fancy person that everybody loved so she always wants to go back to that and she that hers connected with the monarchy as opposed to everyone being equal which is what democracy is supposed to be. But it's not but disgust. She's also very well known. Business sense a friend called her a quote man of business that they this word for a woman is good for She's like a man of business. Well she's busy busy businessman. Akins fuss is their word for. This is biz gina. A baltimore bankers said he knew of quote noman capable of creating legitimately with so small a capital. The large fortune. Amassed by madame bonaparte. Well the only thing. I compare to as man i mean. I'm trying to think of different things. But all i can think of is man. She's she's better than men. She is a smart man. So fred elizabeth. Yeah for to not be able to act like i just so hard to associate gender with success. Do you understand why it's so difficult for me. So her fortune is Worth one point five million back then dam which so that would be about forty five fifty million today. So good to go yeah. She's good to go. She made a hundred thousand a year just off the capital. Just money coming in for everything. She still ran her business by herself in her seventies in the last years of her life she lived cheaply in a boarding house in baltimore. She was known to walk around in a black velvet bonnet trimmed with orange feathers and carrying a red parasol as she collected rents well when she was in her eighties and nineties. She was rarely seen in public. Only only would go out to collect. Rents sightseers often came to the boarding asked to see her and she would tell them stories from her life. Elizabeth outlived bow and her brothers in an interview. She said her father was quote the plague sower of my life and her brothers were quote. Ignorant selfish uncivilized bores her ex-husband. Drome was quote an unprincipled sold man or hatred for him was one hundred twenty percent. She did not like the way her life had turned out. She wrote quote. My life appears a horrible dream. A terrible delusion. She blamed herself for marrying jerome quote. The circumstances have hung a millstone around my neck which i could never get rid of sense. Her grandson drome disappointed her in eighteen. Seventy one when he came back from france and married an american divorce. Say oh my lord so that did was just the whole time kicking with the bonaparte and then he fucking comes back and chest. What kathy the. Kathy's pretty cool from next door. She's cool too so it's either a princess's kathy. Charles became secretary of the navy and attorney general under theodore. Roosevelt was pretty progressive. Dude elizabeth died in eighteen seventy nine at ninety four years old. She still hoped her grandsons would become aristocrats until the day she died. She split state evenly between her grandsons. this the source the only source on this was Charlene m boyer. Lewis's elizabeth patterson bonaparte.
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Letter. Will so they do boat. Elizabeth sue okay to get a portion of the state but what bowe apparently really wants is recognition. That he's a legitimate bonaparte. Okay so he at is and elizabeth is like exactly. Yeah and it's a big deal at france because right it's fucking the fuck bonaparte so.
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"I will litigate past. You're passing well. She talked lawyer. Who would was about to become the head of the supreme court and he was like no. You got a really good case. So you'd be like yeah this guy and worst case scenario we bring before you bow joins the challenge then three of the other brothers side to fight her. So now there's a fight over the estate when brothers here that the judge such a good case. They threatened to publish all the letters that she had written to her family over the past thirty years. And she's been talking shit about her friends like she fucking let your family. She is just fi. Yeah so if gets out. she's just fucking ruined. she's ruined. Okay so the fighting went on until eighteen. Thirty six when she gave it up. Decide not to take it to court and dropped it. She never spoke to her brother's two or three brothers and one sister again. That was it. Wow now princess. Pauline bonaparte aunt right dies. She leaves a big inheritance to bow on a great uncle dies. He leaves him like fifty thousand francs. So he's doing great baltimore. It's not what it had been. What do you do for work. Bill people die. What about the death tax and estate texas. Nothing nope so. Liz not living the life. She lived in europe not many interesting people. She's sort of like the people she knew are sort of gone. It's dc. There's a big tertre. She thought her boring life maryland left her little to write about in letters to her friends in europe and after eighteen forty she barely wrote them at all because she was ashamed of what. Yeah today went and looked at the water like. She doesn't have any right. She did visit paris in eighteen. Thirty nine spent a few months there but at fifty four sushi said she had quote grown too fat old and dull for parisian life in eighteen. Fifty four her grandson jerome went to paris to reunite with his bonaparte relatives. She went with that included. Emperor napoleon the third so what has happened in france. It's super crazy complicated. But it's very interesting. Basically so napoleon was tossed out the second time.
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Well. There is a cousin joseph. Napoleon's brother he has a daughter and for some reason. Joseph has gone to live in new jersey and the daughter's gone with them so they decide that he was going to marry his cousin. Russ all that time all that searching. And you're like his it's his niece she's in hoboken. Oh that's ripe emboli nieces. In hoboken she makes grinders. She works jersey pizzas. She makes grinders. She loves the gym. You can't get out of the fucking jim. She loves it. Imagine setting up princess. Yes i was wondering to have it. Just roseberry tart lady get no raspberry fricken tar. Okay you ought to be ali or what a year later. Holy fuck ted on this one. Holy shit princess. Poking your see this brawling landscape own. Mind all right. what do you want. you want to work on that. what do you want. what do you want to your said. Just give me a sick day. Did you have a place where i could potentially pow to buy arms knows jesus fucking christ look this one the cheese steak with these johnny style. What do you make it all fancy. Try learning. I've don't a princess of hoboken for an ad like johnny styles. Use that i'll also like meeting with your dr pepper please. As soon as possible. Holy shit as some boys are taking a wheel off my carriage. The carriage deals so this girl. This she's she's two years older than him she has she's going to inherit a huge fortune through joseph so he goes and he meets her. He meets her in spring. Abassi twenty two. Get marion exciting. But the marriage doesn't happen for whatever reason we don't know exactly why i have a feeling a family friend however was very happy. The marriage wasn't going to happen because she the cousin was quote inside is a dwarf and excessively. Wait the the daughter. They're saying the new jersey bonaparte girl right. She's really short and really unattractive. Okay so so they set and he's hot so they sent her up with the troll. They're like what about your cousin and he's like now. They stayed friends forever. The her name's catherine. I think gathered. though they remained friends. They really liked each other. But i think he was just like i can't the whole the whole thing if you're if you're just looking at a either gender but in this case guy and you're just a guy at someone's like your prince basically kind of and you're going to marry a princess kind of sort of ed. She's your cousin. Like i don't need to see her to be like what is going on with you. People look also hot. People marry ugly people all the time..
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Elizabeth petitions the maryland house of delegates for formal divorce so divorces are not handled in court at this point. A the the state government body the legislature. Each state has to decide whether or not you can get divorced. So you have to have a bill passed by the legislature. Saying you're the state in any state. Yeah right okay and she pushes for full divorce. There's a different kind of divorce. I think it's called on broad or something but it's a lesser option. Where they don't give you a full divorce. You're you're still married but live separately different houses but you're still it's financially. It's what my parents did. It's my parents did to me when i was seven. They sat me down for the most bizarre conversation which was like a divorce conversation but then veiled like no. We're still together. We just have different homes. This'll be fine. And i'll turn out fine. No you're fine. You're only a comedian. Yeah weird thing at all. That turned out. That should have been what i said right when they ended it when i was seven. Well i'm getting into comedy. So elizabeth wants to be fully divorced. That's what she's pushing for with their petition because of finances then by property if she's fully divorced if she's not she gets the other kind she can't okay so federalists opposed it but it passed the house. Forty three thirty one then. It goes to the senate and voting against the woman's divorce. I know i can't fight for this pork-barrel oh there's a bridget alaska being built. How'd that get by the way. That's exactly what ended up happening right. There were like a divorce bill but it we're also putting some construction budget buddy and that a little aid israel. How is their five hundred million dollars in here for the navy. Well it's you know. Writing bills is such a strange thing. That for some reason has become so convoluted. you can't make heads or tails of it. Don't know why but anyway the divorce bill is now mainly a militaristic act. It passes the the governor signs that she's officially divorced on january. The love that elizabeth is divorce. Keep that penn sweetheart and here's one for youtube. We're very normal country. Everything's fine here. We've just signed a woman's end of relationship law. She's this woman is now free to have sex with others. This is a woman who can now be single. Only took a government intervention.
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"I wouldn't say that he didn't take it well but it could have gone better. But i think a little bit of time and he will throw you know thinking about your thighs. Do you mind if we have a dirty lettuce session. So hard right now. Please write back as soon as you can. Because my good morada the bang six weeks later yes finally. She replied my carcass pin thing alter my shorts advil rock-hard for months getting it so spent months go by right. It's november and he hasn't come and see his kid. She hears the rumors out of france so she bails she bails. She did she. She just gives up. She has no more hope that it's going to work. She's just like well. This is fucking happening so she she goes back to america. She said she would now live a life of quote suffering and on we. That's not. I mean that should be. Nobody's goal and now. I'm going to go back to suffer. So americans delight in her fail like her fall like they just love the idea that this has happened right. She's a celebrity for being celebrity. We love to see those people crashing bird. Yes yes she hides for a year and then she comes up. She goes back into public life. She comes out and back in her revealing dresses k. At the same time in france drum napoleon reach a deal he is going to divorce. Elizabeth in exchange for being made an admiral. So it's great great mover. It's a great move for him. Get divorced you can be an admiral. Yep deal yet on. That sounds pretty good. We in august eight eighteen hundred seven. He marries princess. Catherine in food berg. Us newspapers immediately labeled drum bigamist. Us press takes her side because she's an american and he's france french and also the bonaparte are low born so the rich people in america. Like look down on the bonaparte. Why wait why. Because they were low born he wasn't he was. I think there's a there from a low noble italian family but right but he was poor and he came up from the military through nothing new money. Yeah new money and yet her last name does give her prestige in dc so complicated. Just bullshit thing right. She's she's still using bonaparte. She is also many believed to polian would take care of bose future. She has been baptized catholic to try to make so she's trying to take steps to make her son.
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Any hates water could as he sees that he freaks out dated big fast. Is i don't know what it means what he runs buyers but i think it to me. It feels territorial but jerome tells me that. I'm just the warrior i i the daughter of dorka dora's but i would say that some of the stuff is troubling for sure but anyway so jerome and i get the master and then you and the baboon and the doctor. Are you gonna be downstairs. Where you oh god. I'm sorry i'm just. Seeing the doctors bloodied legs in the bottom of the boat here. So i don't know what baboon down there i wouldn't pick a bed. Let the baboon just lay and then go in another one. I think that's what the doctors problem was. So that's good though there's food because we don't have the doctor anymore. It's just me jerome. You and the baboon. Can you hear my cool. No also talks. So they arrive in lisbon. Twenty one days later the a french emissary comes down. And dave. Am i going to hear any more about the baboon. No it's all i need. I'm happy i obviously would love more. But he says he meets the ship and he says you can't get off the ship to elizabeth quote elizabeth. This is elizabeth response quote. Tell your master. That madame bonaparte is ambitious. Demands her rights as a member of the imperial family. That is the message that she sends to a hot eight to. This is such a hot eighteen year. Old fucking she tells that to this guy to go. Tell the fucking emperor of france who we all know he. He takes shit out on people he gets. He gets a shutdown. He's aggressive so and she tells him she basically is like this is a direct to fuck off to the polian. Will you tell him directly to fuck off from me. Listen what's i get in that room. He's going to lose as mine. Gimme the room. Tell you the rube yeah. She's an actress so they do they. Get off the ship in lisbon. They go sightseeing for three days. And then they do that until some men come and take jerome prisoner cement simple okay so So everything's going according to plan. Now she's trapped in lisbon with a baboon she's just pregnant with a baboon who wh-wh-who i know he'll be back soon as he's being taken away they tell he tells elizabeth to go to take the ship amsterdam where she can have the kid if if he can't smooth it over with the polian in time but if possible hold it until and so this this all increases are celebrity now in america this is all being followed by all all the press even in small towns they are now reading this little tiny town newspapers. They are reading this. Y'all hear about elizabeth baboon jerome..
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Lady so the name again. I'm william no not you your lovely wife. This is dorka. he's man. Would you like a book no dork. Not now maybe. There's a page from the book. No dorka settle down. Now settle down. I've got speakers in my sex organs. So william was emergent property owner darkest twelve. It's going to be a thing that's not okay. Okay i can handle that. Eight of the babies lived to be adult. So that's pretty good rate. Hey two-thirds made it through. Elizabeth was the eldest daughter. Not much is known about our childhood. She read a lot She probably was educated to be just like wife then. By the time elizabeth was eighteen. She was known for her incredible. Good looks and was one of the most sought after ladies in baltimore. She's a full-on haughty. Also very very witty and well read. She read a lot she really wanted to. She really wanted fame and a cosmopolitan life right. So she's a rich lady she wants. She wants to fancy city life and schirn wealth so in eighteen zero. Three jerome bonaparte came to america. Jerome is napoleon's brother jerome apart okay. Drama part he's lieutenant in the french navy he was also a frivolous youth. Little bit not as serious as as a napoleon totally would like his reckless reckless spender. So none of pulling grew up poor but the the brother came later and he had a little more money. So there's a difference of like you know between the spirit right okay. Okay so napoleon sims him to stop a slave revolt in the caribbean and then he's He's put goes on to martinique on patrolling brig and then in the summer of ninety eighteen. Three napoleon orders strom home and drome doesn't want to go back and be caught by the british just sailing across so he decides to go to virginia. I can do a little sightseeing and okay well. Meanwhile while napoleon's is is supposed to be home that's right just checking once he's there he goes to dc to ask for money from the french day affair. Louise his sean nice. David and sean gives him some money. But tell and the french shits in need of money. Well of course you come to the road we. We are technically soil france. Here you go. Here's your money runabout okay. Excuse me so runabout. Run about have fun. You like spicy meets ball. This guy is not french. Keeps hiding and other outfits so the the affair tells him to travel incognito he's like don't make a big fucking thing about this you're here your brother doesn't want you here just lay low right but we're which of course i we're words nine bottles of wine and they hold pig lillo so soon he is dining with president jefferson and dc on stage best. I'm jay he is. He's he's with. Aaron burr in new york the vp tons of balls tons of parties and after a while he leaves new york. He goes to baltimore to catch a. He's finding any catch it shipped to france but heart got in the way he goes to the horse races. One day in baltimore in september eighteen. O three he sees elizabeth they jus- each other..
New Caledonia voters choose to stay part of France
"Pacific archipelago of New New Caledonia have decided against independence from France. NPR's Eleanor Beard, so he reports 53% of margin was tighter. In the previous referendum Two years ago in 18 2056% of voters chose to remain part of France. New Caledonia became French in 18 53 under Emperor Napoleon, the third, Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew and heir. The archipelago Some 2000 miles east of Australia, was used for decades as a prisoner colony. French citizenship was granted to all can AKs in 1957. Referendums are the final steps of a process that started 30 years ago after years of violence that pitched pro independence activists against those wishing to remain part of France. As
"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin Fransius of Haydn is known as the father of the symphony because he took that form of orchestra music and perfected it. But no one changed the symphony more than Ludvig Fund Beethoven. The First Symphony Beethoven wrote definitely sounds like it was influenced by Haydn's music. By the time Beethoven wrote his second symphony tragedy had struck, but you'd never know it from the music. The Summer Beethoven wrote his Second Symphony was the summer he realized he was going death. Instead of letting his misery out in his music Beethoven put it all into a letter at the end of which he said he wasn't going to let deafness stop him from being a musician. When Napoleon Bonaparte started conquering Europe Van was a huge fan because he thought Napoleon was going to help ordinary people. Beethoven planned to dedicate his third symphony to Napoleon. But then Napoleon. Crowned himself emperor proving that he was more interested in power than people. Beethoven was furious and changed the name of his symphony number three to ero- Ika the heroic symphony. Beethoven's Fourth Symphony has some very dancing music. Sometimes. The fourth kind of gets lost in the shuffle between the Aurora and the even more famous symphony that came next Beethoven's fifth. Avenue. The man who wrote the first biography of Beethoven claimed that the composer meant the opening at the to be knocking at the door. But a student of Beethoven's thought his teacher had nothing more faithfully mind than a bird call from a kind of sparrow a yellowhammer. Whether or not Beethoven included a bird in his fifth. He certainly put birds and a lot more nature into his six, which even has a nature nickname, the pastoral or pastorale symphony. No birds at all in Beethoven's symphony number seven just rousing music. In Beethoven's Eighth Symphony something is clearly ticking. More about that next week, which brings us to Beethoven's ninth a piece that completely changed how people thought of symphonies. No one had ever used singers in a symphony before, but Beethoven put plenty of them into the last movement of the peace in his famous. Ode to Joy, with words by German playwright. Friedrich Schiller. I one person seems it. And eventually a whole chorus joins in. People all over the world know and love Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. When the Berlin Wall came down, they celebrated with a huge concert featuring Beethoven's ninth. I've been sung it in China where audiences went crazy next week the mechanical object in Beethoven's symphony number eight and a lot more pieces of music describe inanimate objects
"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin Fransius of Haydn is known as the father of the symphony because he took that form of orchestra music and perfected it. But no one changed the symphony more than Ludvig Fund Beethoven. The First Symphony Beethoven wrote definitely sounds like it was influenced by Haydn's music. By the time Beethoven wrote his second symphony tragedy had struck, but you'd never know it from the music. The Summer Beethoven wrote his Second Symphony was the summer he realized he was going death. Instead of letting his misery out in his music Beethoven put it all into a letter at the end of which he said he wasn't going to let deafness stop him from being a musician. When Napoleon Bonaparte started conquering Europe Van was a huge fan because he thought Napoleon was going to help ordinary people. Beethoven planned to dedicate his third symphony to Napoleon. But then Napoleon. Crowned himself emperor proving that he was more interested in power than people. Beethoven was furious and changed the name of his symphony number three to ero- Ika the heroic symphony. Beethoven's Fourth Symphony has some very dancing music. Sometimes. The fourth kind of gets lost in the shuffle between the Aurora and the even more famous symphony that came next Beethoven's fifth. Avenue. The man who wrote the first biography of Beethoven claimed that the composer meant the opening at the to be knocking at the door. But a student of Beethoven's thought his teacher had nothing more faithfully mind than a bird call from a kind of sparrow a yellowhammer. Whether or not Beethoven included a bird in his fifth. He certainly put birds and a lot more nature into his six, which even has a nature nickname, the pastoral or pastorale symphony. No birds at all in Beethoven's symphony number seven just rousing music. In Beethoven's Eighth Symphony something is clearly ticking. More about that next week, which brings us to Beethoven's ninth a piece that completely changed how people thought of symphonies. No one had ever used singers in a symphony before, but Beethoven put plenty of them into the last movement of the peace in his famous. Ode to Joy, with words by German playwright. Friedrich Schiller. I one person seems it. And eventually a whole chorus joins in. People all over the world know and love Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. When the Berlin Wall came down, they celebrated with a huge concert featuring Beethoven's ninth. I've been sung it in China where audiences went crazy
Trump: Let 'Napoleon Bonaparte' rescue the Kurds
"How does the United States stop a Turkish invasion of Syria for which the US had previously cleared the way president trump is imposed sanctions against Turkey he is warning turkeys leader president everyone not to go too far in a region where the U. S. withdrew yesterday vice president Mike pence said he is being sent on a mission with the national security adviser the president has directed me and Robert o'brien to to lead lead a a delegation delegation to to Turkey Turkey in in the the immediate immediate future future but but to to begin begin discussions discussions and and negotiations negotiations to to bring bring the the bloodshed bloodshed to to an an end end but but a a few few hours hours before before that that the the president president was was on on Twitter Twitter and and seem seem to to dismiss dismiss the the conflict conflict he he said said it it was was quote quote seven seven thousand thousand miles miles away away and and as as for for the the Kurds Kurds US US allies allies in in Syria Syria who are now in trouble the president said he did not care if they got help from quote Russia China or Napoleon Bonaparte democratic senator Chris van Hollen is on the line now senator good morning good morning good to be with you do you support the vice president's effort to negotiate some better arrangement well I support any effort to stop the Turkish incursion and slaughter of our Syrian Kurdish allies that but the reality is that what the president has done so far is first green light the Turkish operation to begin with and now the sanctions that he announced yesterday are really pathetic the the steel sanctions represents the represents about four tenths of one percent of all of Turkey's exports the president still has a standing invitation to present air to want to visit the United States a lot more is necessary to get the Turks to stop and to protect ourselves from the resurgence of ISIS which is what's gonna happen secretary Mattis and others have predicted that and this is one of my ISIS fighters who seem to be getting loose is this is all happening they talk about wanting to do more as I understand it you and a Republican senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina I have been working together to come up with some kind of congressionally passed sanctions is that going to work and are enough Republicans going to be with you want it yes we are will be introducing that very shortly there's also bipartisan legislation in the house of representatives and I think it will have a very strong bipartisan support guy you've heard strong negative reactions across the political spectrum and our proposed sanctions will be very biting and they will stay in a fact Intel Turkey ends its aggression against the Syrian Kurds and withdraws its forces in proxies from the areas that it's taken although I'm just trying to think this through and I don't want to sound cynical center but of course it takes a while to legislate it would take weeks it might take months meanwhile Turkey is conducting its operation could they not kill everyone they want to kill to put it brutally and then they say okay fine will withdraw now what time is of the essence and the the best thing that could happen would be for president trump to impose devastating sanctions after all he's tweeted several times that he wants to he can quote devastate the Turkish economy and has it within his power to do a lot more than he's done he's constantly flip flopping on this issue but Congress when it wants to it can move very quickly we could enact sanctions in the house and Senate very quickly send it to the president's desk so it's essential that we do it look my view Steve is that we got to do everything we can to end the slaughter against the Syrian Kurds to stop the resurgence of isis this is a a desperate moment and we do everything we can do this though does point to a larger conflict has been going on for a long time Turkey has certain interests in the region they don't always match up with US interests in the region Turkey is a NATO ally really valuable NATO ally but just sees the world differently than perhaps some of the other NATO allies do does it make sense and is it going to continue to make sense for Turkey to remain in NATO and aligned with the United States what you're asking a very fundamental question in Turkey is really testing NATO and its relationship with NATO in addition to their efforts to slaughter our allies the Syrian Kurds they've taken delivery of a Russian has four hundred and it Vance the defense system against our strong objections is fact that Congress is now said that Turkey will no longer be able to take the F. thirty five advanced fighter yeah because by having the Russian air defence system they will put NATO pilots at risk and put NATO security risk so Turkey has been drifting the other way and I think it's time for an important debate with respect to what their role in NATO is going to be but for now we just got a deal with the immediate situation that we've got which means just press the Turks not to go too far in Syria or to get out of Syria what is the bottom line demand well the bottom line is to get out of Syria they have no reason to be with in in Syria what they're doing is really allowing ISIS to you know come back you know Turkey from the very beginning has not been with us in the fight against ISIS they allowed a lot of ISIS fighters to to come through Turkey many years ago where's the Syrian Kurds have been with us as partners in this effort in Holland need to get out senator Chris and holiday Maryland thanks so much
Bonobo Mothers Supervise Their Sons' Monkey Business
"This is science Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Karen Hopkin all some parents. Get overly involved in their kids. Personal lives. But Bonaparte mothers take this tendency to the extreme they fix up their adult sons with a female of their choosing. And they even keep other males from getting near their future daughter-in-law, the behavior may seem overbearing, but it boosts the odds that they'll be surrounded by grandkids. That's according to a study in the journal. Current biology researcher studying wild bona bows, in the Congo notice that some females behaved a bit like males finding over fertile females and fending off some of the males who come according that observation struck Primatology Martin sewer back as odd. So I just wanted. Hey, what is it actually of their business? No intent most of their mammals. It's just an MA of business this competition over access to females to get to the bottom of this. Unu-. Activity, sore back who is currently at the max plank institute for Evelyn canary anthropology got DNA samples from the players in this melodrama. And so it became more apparent when we did the paternity as the turned out, these females were maters of some males and Indies, female dominated society of Bonaparte, the Motors, ex kind of like social passport allowing their sons to be more central India group, and therefore, having more Oprah -tunities to interact with other females and after the moms introduce their sons to the most desirable, ladies, they make sure the couple won't be interrupted. As a result, we found that may have about three times, higher likelihood to sire offspring by their mom was still alive in the community in contrast mothers of the closely related chimpanzees. Don't chaperone there? Sons. In fact, male chimps are less likely to sire offspring when their moms around seems that chimps prefer privacy for their monkey business. Thanks for listening for scientific Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Karen Hopkin.
"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dirty Bits
"For him. Really good savings good for Stalin. Is Bill do campaigns. All the deaths of ten pounds L. Yeah Station. A lot of military campaigns have resulted in mass devastation. For a lot of people throughout the world is hues are pretty good too roussel figure whether or not it's like a horrible dictator. Oh yeah there's this one. Great Quote From The Wall Street Journal by Max Hastings and he says that Napoleon is controversial controversial because he thought of as either an enlightened despot who laid the foundations of modern Europe. Or instead a megalomaniac who rob greater misery than any man. Before the coming of Hitler pretty bad so you have these two and you know and he still studied today in military school in a strategy which I think is hilarious because his strategy was Surround myself with other people that have seen opportunity and have used it for their advancement. That was all he did. He was surrounded himself by good people. It's Business WanNa one so so I told you all about to tell you. This sexting is not a new thing back in the day you just had to use pen and paper to draw your little eggplant and peach emojis and pray to God that the mail carrier your didn't intercept anything because I'm sure was way more reliable back. Oh Oh it was. You'll find out how unreliable and actually was. Naturally you being away from your sick other is tough so the newlyweds wrote these incredibly Raunchy letters to each other like there is nothing on foreign. That could have prepared. Take these letters to hear a little excerpt sure. They just want to paint the picture though. I am more flushed reading these than I am watching the most absurd porn that you could imagine all right let me start out. December seventeen ninety five Napoleon. How can I rest anymore when I yield the feeling that master's my in most itself when I cough from your lips and from your heart a scorching flame? Yes one night has taught me how far you're portrait falls short of yourself. You start at midday in three hours. I shall see you again till then a thousand kisses meal dose. Am Y but give me none back for fourth. Set My blood on fire. That's not that Raj. I'm going to get there okay. Seventeen ninety six Napoleon a kiss on your heart and one much lower down much lower how happy I would be if I could assist you. You're addressing the little firm white abreast the adorable face the hair tied up in a scarf. Allah Creel and then someone like the race. Your stuff would say I'm GonNa be home in a few days. Don't take a shower shower. Because he was obsessed with like you don't have it. Sounds like you liked it. A little bit liked it a lot. He was obsessed like ripe. Yeah there's there's there's this one commercial from like decades ago and I think it was European I watched A. I've had exposure to a lot of television. So I'm not sure where this aired food because I have a hard time imagining would have aired in Puritan United States labor. But there isn't a Polian and he's in his tent on campaign and and he takes a piece of cheese and puts it over his nose and goes Josephine. I remember like I didn't get it at the time. Of course I but Through my research here again for this episode I stumbled across that commercial. Remember this Oh with again boost. The commercials was selling cheese. That's a weird commercial. I I thought it was a trip and a half. I was reading sticks at your by but I don't think it would have by that. She I I let girls and cheese after watching Ching that I'd wanted neither of them. He had a pet name for her downstairs. Mix Up the Baron Day Koeppen. Nobody knows why the hell he called her genitalia. That no clue and she did something something in bed called zigzags which is another mystery. As far as what the Hell Batman all these little code stuff that they had just like how people do now they have a little pet names so they have little acumen with at one time. It's super cute. But there's trouble in paradise. Napoleon's ladders also revealed that his wife didn't answer him quite as quickly as he would've liked so they'd have these gnarly arguments via snail mail until Napoleon. Here's Josephine had started hooking up with young men of the sexy variety we and so. He writes the super angry letter to her about her affair which the British intercept and then widely published embarrassed most British thing ever. It is Wilson same thing. People love publishing naughty letters in Britain. So it's hilarious military tactic. This was before Harriet. Ah this predated her. So Napoleon has this letter published with all of these intimate details about his personal life. What's going on with him and his wife and his marriage uh not stoked but he goes fine and he proceeded to have no less than twenty one affairs while he's on this campaign? Yeah Retaliation Plus Zero Frisk. I kind of assumed US already. You seem already that he's not going to be faithful to anybody. Comes with the territory. I'm not saying it's right. I'm saying the expectation you don't expect us is to be faithful. Maybe maybe maybe not like. Well that's what I wonder is. I'm not even Hitler but is there any royal person who has ever have been faithful. Is there any leader. That's ever been faithful. Is that just think Hitler was either. Yeah because we assume that just comes with the territory. Celebrity ruler ruler. Pick a lot of these guys to have one track minds. There's just so much shit like I can't imagine. Being any of these dictators sounds exhausted. You know there's pushes somebody constantly that need your attention it's like renting a business you're on you're on the clock time but it's a nation state which they run like businesses. Yeah that's the that's the mentality again. I'm not saying that's right but the mentality of these people is. It's their business so used to doing this. Mostly just to get back in her though. Yeah Yeah I think this is kind of retaliation fares before this. I think it was kind of like. She awoken that passion in him. He got obsessive over her. She was like chill l. out right and then he did it out of retaliation just because of the way that he approached sex before her that change after. Do you think it was mechanical. It was do you think I think with her was not mechanical. Would I think with the retaliation had a motivation. So that sex was going to be more. I don't even think intimates the right word but I'm not a forceful is not the word I'm looking for either. But I think he would have very aggressive sex because it's angry to speculating. That's total speculation. Relation he could have been from what I gathered. He was actually really good like as far as taking care of his mistresses go. He made sure when he was done dating somebody they yeah they were set up. Kids were taken care of. He legitimized a lot of his bastards to it really was he actually. That was something he was really passionate about with slake the father's role the man's role the husband's role in the home kind of a thing as misogynistic and backwards as he was for you know now with the knowledge that we have he was he he really did. Make sure that everybody was taken care of the time who's right he was he was. That was a stand up thing at the time to do to make sure your mistresses were paid. They were taking care of kids. Were taken care of when they were done dating. He made sure they got married to somebody. Reputable who could take care of them. Good people so in that regard standup guy so he is having all these affairs that resulted in several children. Like I said But the most interesting out of these he's tens of affairs was by far his relationship with Paulina for a now. Pauline husband actually brought her along on this campaign. The which you weren't allowed to do so. She was disguised in uniform and she was undetected amongst all these guys for fifty four days which is impressive. That is now Napoleon's in Egypt so they roll up and go to Alexandria where he's hanging out and the police finds out that there's an officer's wife in tow. So he reacts by going like. Hey Pauline stay here in Egypt with me while your husband goes back to France on this mission. I'm sending him on date so how Goes on this mission. He gets back. Haven Pauline get divorced like immediately and Pauline earned the nickname cleopatra from the scandal. The episodes and now a word from our sponsors back to the show so Josephine. Napoleon eventually meet up but their marriage marriage was short-lived. Unfortunately as Emperor Napoleon had to be concerned about producing an heir to the Throne Josephine for whatever reason introducing her. She couldn't get pregnant she was infertile. She had a botched abortion when she was younger. She was under a lot of stress with this. Who knows but she? She couldn't and get pregnant in Napoleon's careers best interest the couple decided to divorce so he could remarry and provide a shoe. Sounds like Napoleon tied to move they were org however both really broken up about it and they cried during the doors. Proceedings and Josephine was very dutiful about the whole thing. Like she's recorded. You're saying with the permission of my dear an August husband. I declare that no longer preserving any hope of having children to satisfy the political need for an Air Erin France I proudly offer him the greatest proof of love and devotion ever given to a husband on this earth and pulling himself was devoted to her for the rest of her life and he allowed her to keep her very much beloved living quarters that Chateau and she continued to have have a nice life for the most part when he found out she died some years later when he was in exile and he was remarried and all that he locked himself in his bedroom for two days and wouldn't come out and when he died years and years and years later supposedly the very last thing he said was her name. He said just being I I think he really loved her Rosebud. Joseph e need drops the snow an appalling ended up remarrying marie-antoinette's great niece the nineteen year old Austrian. Marie Louise and she wasn't too pleased with the arrangement. Considering during her great aunt had her head lopped off in France and Napoleon had been leading big ass military campaigns against her country for years and years. So Marie Louise said and I quote just just to see the man would be the worst form of torture so not stoked on Napoleon. But she doesn't really have a choice so she now she gets her that all she was. Yeah difference it does matter like sorry. Well sorry not sorry there. It wasn't all that bad though. Fortunately for her. That's a rarity as far as arranged Rome heritage's go most of the time. They're not very pleasant but after their wedding. Napoleon seemed to grow on her a little bit. She wrote a letter to her father saying you know he loves me very much. I respond to his love sincerely really. There's something very fetching very eager about him. That is impossible to resist weird athletics on your dad throwing that out there now maybe. I don't think it's that graphic graphic loves me very much. I respond to his love sincerely so I really do like I. There is something very fetching and very eager about him that it's impossible to resist Seattle bike gutter because the chef probably most people. Oh I think times like right with that really totally mean letters were very passionate really took their time. It's not like yeah all this was gonna be something that you had to send out. They were going to get it in six weeks. It's like you're actually absolutely put a lot of ha ha. I would imagine it would be something more. Because of the way it wasn't a quick text message it would be something like that is amused me. Far greater than any parlance that has ever been uttered to this time flowery flowery language through unfortunately for Napoleon and likely fortunate for the rest of Europe. Things started falling apart around this time that he did remarry which was like eighteen. O Seven eighteen tennis Portugal Spain called Britain. 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"bonaparte" Discussed on The Dirty Bits
"PODCASTS shoutouts as well as coming attractions ooh exciting. So today we're talking about Napoleon Bonaparte apart who's hugely obscure. Nobody has ever heard of funny enough. I know very little about Polian. Never interested me so all I know is that he wasn't actually really that short and that he was dictator for a while in France. That's about it. Those are both true things. He wasn't that Short. He was average height. Yeah he was like five seven at the time that was like your average guy. Now that's a little bit shorter. I think five ten is average version so Napoleon Bonaparte Bonaparte. You was actually an Italian guy. Who got his start in the French military and worked his way up through the ranks during the French revolution until they ceased power as emperor of the entire country music? He was then after that he took over a good chunk of the rest of Europe until it collapsed in eighteen. Fifteen a lot of people already know he was pretty big important controversial a military guy. A lot of people already know he had a reputation for being into some weird sexual. She has no no. You didn't okay. Well you may also not know is he may have been the original Fedora wearing self-proclaimed nice guy with a massive chip on his shoulder. Those guys kind of the VIBE. I was getting getting reading a shit. What kind of a deal? I don't know a lot of disdain towards women. We'll find out more now like we were talking about. He's actually an Italian talion guy. He was born on a little island in the Mediterranean called Corsica and he was a big time nationalist who wanted an independent Corsica from France. Funny enough off. He was so into Corsica before he decided to take over the European continent he actually penned. A history of the island is a romance novel before he decided that writer. Life was not for him now. His family was minor nobility which meant their financial situation wasn't too shabby and therefore Napoleon had more opportunities than many people that were born on the island. So they were. The kings of Corsica is doing. They were doing pretty well. Fish while upon video total big fish small pond kind of a thing. Napoleon was supposedly a sweetheart until he turned two years. There's old which is when his mom brought the hammer down. He was really hyper so she exercise some firm discipline while lavishing affection and attention on his brother. Why would they do this so great? He wasn't Napoleon. Apparently okay. That's all it took. This may have been the start of his famous Napoleon complex because he responded by becoming more more aggressive and more approval seeking he even once said the future. Destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Math at that ain't the truth on what is so. He's nine years old and he goes to school. In France eventually goes to military school on a scholarship after that now being from the island Corsica he only spoke. Doc Corsican and Italian and didn't start learning French until he was ten and despite becoming fluent language he had a really heavy accent and he couldn't spell. Oh Shit so the other kids would just bully him relentlessly and this only contributed to his dushi tendencies. So moral of the story. Don't bully the arrogant weird kid kid because next thing you know he'll start conquering her up. In the we have an emperor again he was also a great student. One Guy who did his examination said Napoleon and I quote has always always been distinguished for his application mathematics. He's fairly well acquainted with history and geography. The boy would make an excellent sailor so he goes to military Harry School and to his credit he finishes two years worth of work in one year because his finances were dramatically decreased. When his dad passed away Napoleon was in the military? A great time for ambitious kind of people. French Revolution was happening in full force opportunities for advancement those damn birds scooters. They're fucking everywhere. ooh Bit to ride one of those speakers. Conquer Europe things are kind of in the gutter. Napoleon becomes a war hero and general eventually cleans up these big ass wins against Russia Austria and the Holy Roman Empire until he becomes emperor France in his control over just about everything else also on the continent to huges profited from the chaos. Right he is. He's an opportunist really what I found really interesting about his rise to power is he didn't study his predecessors assessors he straight up just said just give me lucky generals because that means they're seeing an opportunity and they're going for it about two one on my team lucky generals which is agree point to bring up if you ever have the experience required for a job but not a degree ask for the dirty bits Polian got to set the scene and I got a paint a picture here of the sky because you know the whole point of the show we gotta Fedora Wary of her and his attitudes towards women and sex from what they gathered. Go Way back to his inferior already complexes from childhood he also may have had one foot in the closet. There's nothing definitively proven but Napoleon did say say that. Whenever he saw a good looking dude he would feel something? This is a quote I in the loins and then in another place I will leave on named talking about is is but that was what I was asked zooming. He had also been known for chastising. A classmate for being gained school while at the same time. Being on really good terms is with the gay deputy who ruled France while he was gone. So you combine now with how awkward misogynistic he seemed you might start to think. Maybe he was trying to keep his sexuality under under APPs or is this more English propaganda Austrian propaganda. This is more like directly from the source like quotes observations of those next next to him. That's why it's like security. Maybe statistics alone suggests the vast majority of people are on a sliding scale as far as gender preference goes so I'm assuming he was probably by whatever his sexuality was he was misogynistic and awkward. Never Either Germain Day style once asked. It's no Polian who he considered the best kind of woman. You responded she who has the most children because women were machines for making babies. WHOA quite the quote? Donald Trump tweet. Yeah and also pissed them off in regards to how involved women were during the French Revolution in his mind. Women didn't belong in the streets protesting getting getting shit done. They belonged in as he said the seclusion of the home while he was not a shy man he also believed that men always the final say when it came to marital rates. So I'm assuming he wasn't friends with Olympic Day Gouzer Mary Shelley probably not and as far as him. Being Awkward Goes Nineteenth Century French rider stall once wrote when a lady was announced he would request her without looking up from his work table to go and wait for him in bed later with a candle stick in his hand he would show her out of the bedroom and then promptly go back to his table to continue reading correcting and signing those unless decrees the essential part of the rendezvous had not lasted three minutes to dismiss these gallant visitors after a mere three minutes of his time to go on signing decrees and often without so much as in buckling his sword struck these ladies as an outrageous procedure mechanical right. It seems. He's very mechanical. Like he was just kind of like getting get out. You know it was route like to clean out his nose. Totally blow the ultimate bureaucrat. I feel like that is that the ultimate bureaucrat is the ultimate bureaucrat. Just like getting bogged down under the paperwork. I feel like he would have had them. Sign a release in an NDA before you sleep. What's Napoleon you gotta go down to the HR and get four five dash see one? He likes to know they did a bunch of paperwork. I did you fill out form. Cute ash one. Five nine eight Jess triplicate. Oh how did you save the pink copy for your records scares me filing system. So Napoleon lost his virginity when he was eat teen at the famed Palais royal a former royal palace. That sounds like it was turned into the Moulin Rouge Allen Nicole Kidman Crazy parties debauchery Galore and he was so fucking awkward. He went up to one of the prostitutes and was like damn. It's cold out tonight. I am so cold. Are you cold. No now that's good. So where'd you get your address. How'd you come to find yourself in Paris? How did you lose your virginity? See I was GonNa say normal questions will awkward up until that last one. That's Oughta beaten you prostitute right. You know it's like going. It's the same thing as like going up to your cashier and starting to chat them up. It's like I'm here for business. Let's go along so she's like doing this or not. Basically like she gets tired of beating around the Bush so they have sex and the next morning he writes about it in his journal. Like you mentioned. It was very mechanical. And he basically said had the sex not great gonNA keep trying like it was the science experimental way weird and supposedly. He didn't have a whole lot of luck in that arena until he met the woman who would become his wife Josephine Day Baron and they began their famous passionate and by all standards extremely unhealthy relationship shortly thereafter. The excited to hear about this. It's this is good stuff when these to get married Napoleon's twenty-six and she's a thirty two year old widow with a couple of kids that it seems like an odd pair. What was he like Emperor of fresh? Yeah he's like he's up there in the ranks this point. He's he's big big potatoes now. Josephine's husband had been executed excuted during the French Revolution. And she was savvy enough to get out of prison the hopeless some friends and in front of Napoleon because she was great at utilizing her connections. That's how how she made her way throughout life was just who she knew and making friends and getting her. She was very calculated very meticulous with everything. Good pair go calculating she was. I don't know that she was so mechanical but they they are kind of pot is we'll see over so biographer Andrea Steward. wrote in the rose of Martinique sneak a life of Napoleon's Josephine that she changed her appearance incessantly. Giving her lover's the illusion of infinite variety. She also understood the importance of the settings of her romantic encounters. She paid meticulous attention to the design of her bedrooms evident. The Rue sheltering and in later palaces multiplied supplied the images of their love and created the illusion of an orgy sexy so the couple finally meet and she introduces herself. Like hi I'm marie-josephe Rose Tauscher Deloitte. Rg but I just go by rose. It's such a pleasure to finally meet. You have heard so much about you and Polian goes. Your name is rose. Does I hate it. I'm calling you Josephine. From that moment on she went by Josephine. She's like okay. Feed it is just just a few days after their wedding. Quick skips parts of their. So they get married you get married and just a few days. After her wedding Napoleon Ryan leaves on a campaign. Now are awkward little scam. Napoleon had finally had his sexual awakening the much more experienced unlikely. Excellent Lover Lover Josephine. She probably was. She had a past as being a mistress. Yeah she knew she was doing bed. She's really good at it. Symposiums finally enjoying being sex. Good for him. I'm happy.
"bonaparte" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Yes. So seventeen Ninety-three Bonaparte now twenty four year old officer in the French army sent to southern France in December to take back from the allied troops. The French port of LAN harbor the allies consisted that time of troops from Britain Spain Naples, Sicily Sardinia, French loyalists, the French army consisted of around thirty two thousand troops the allies had about twenty two thousand soldiers, plus thirty seven British ships, thirty two Spanish ships and a few others. And while young Napoleon was not the highest ranking officer when he arrived historians noted. It was obvious. He was the superior officer in terms of military, mental might some stories go as far as saying the other officers into lawn were completely inept compared to Napoleon. He began to lay out a strategy to retake the fort his superiors were initially skeptical of the plan until another. For more qualified officer came in looked at it. And basically said oh shit. Oh shit. This good this good. We work with this. Oh, give me a rock hard war Boehner right now. And they went with the police method in the enforce allied. Soldiers were killed at least ten of the British navy ships were destroyed while an anchor to save the rest of their fleet the allies retreated the French lost about two thousand soldiers in a number of their own ships. But they won they won the battle. Napoleon himself was wounded in the leg by a bayonet. But but victory again was his his plan worked and a little fame started his bread is him being the the hero of the day in this this battle, and I find it interesting that he he clearly didn't just plan the battle and then sit back and watch the fighting. I mean that doesn't happen. If you get wounded in leg with a bayonet. An unnamed sergeant of the Royal Irish Regiment, fighting on behalf of the British was the person who stabbed him dude was a musket lengths away. And since the polling didn't die that day. I'm guessing that do did sources don't say, but it's pretty easy to infer that game. It can you imagine having that life experience guy running at you in the heat a battle. There's muskets firing by the thousands cannons firing continually from the surrounding land from the ships.
"bonaparte" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Legendary French emperor Napoleon motherfucking Bonaparte s- that is the man we're talking about today. An important stork will figure who knew he would be an important store can figure he wants wrote histories a set of lies that people have agreed upon even when I'm gone I shall remain in people's minds the star of their rights. My name will be the war cry of their efforts the motto of their hopes. Dude, had no shortage of confidence which is part of why he became the namesake of the Napoleon complex a complex characterized by overly aggressive or domineering social behavior carries the implication that such behavior is compensatory for the subjects stature nailed that word that complex is also known as little man syndrome and short man's complex and little fella. Baby feet. Affliction? I I did make up that last one. But ironically, the pull in was not short more on that later short taller average, the do left. His Mark on the history books in a big way as a military. Commander Napoleon fought and won more battles than almost anyone else. In history. His campaigns are still studied in military academies today. He was a strategical genius. He also helped discover the Rosetta Stone, and he was directly responsible for doubling the size of the United States Bonaparte even came up with the system of odd addresses on one side of the street and even addresses on the other the Poland's life is actually so we'll documented it seems that only God has more books written about him than Napoleon. But with all this coverage. There's there's a great deal of divisiveness. Should he be remembered as good or evil Napoleon might best be remembered for his temperament he was arrogant, and cruel, but also incredibly charismatic and able to inspire both his troops and the imaginations of his followers he had a gift for leadership, and despite the vast amount of literature dedicated to Napoleon, the former emperors life is shrouded myth mostly because his many many enemies didn't want to give him credit for his victories. And also because Napoleon himself was shrewd propagandist who loved to minimize his failures. He was always mindful of his legacy. Understood the power of myth building. He would write and publish articles about himself that were sometimes the exact opposite of what had historically happened. He believes his destiny was to be a God king and fuck the haters dude would crush it today on social media. He knew how to fake it till you make it how to control the narrative had a control perception order to project the reality to you want to be known for for this, very French suck. We're going to look at the many reasons why Napoleon is still a household name across the globe over two hundred years after his death. The polling is sometimes called the father of modern Europe. He streamline legal codes across the continent. Shook up politics fight for religious tolerance reshape the world and his life is our folks today on this historical European edition of time suck. Happy Monday time suckers, you glorious meets acts. Thanks for ten in this week gathering of the cult of the curious. Do you have your robes on? Do you get your ceremonial swords in hand? Have you made your sacrifice to pray delusive FINA to be spared? Her tricks and the helped instead of harmed. Have you left out a bowl of good boy trades for bojangles praise him? Okay. Good said your background music to triple m yacht. Rock relax and get ready. I'm dan. Komen. Semesters sucker grandmasters suck. King of the suck. Head dip shit of the Mau mush mouth empire. I I didn't intentionally just mess up mush mouth, but it happen. And you are listening time suck. Thank you again to the patriots space lizards for allowing us to donate two thousand dollars this month to one of the national fallen firefighters foundation. Stair climbs Lincoln the episode description..
Bonus: More with Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd from the Epic Rap Battles
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. It's Jefferson Graham of USA today. Listen to the weekend edition of talking tech. Now, I really sat down with Peter chic off and Lloyd out list. Who are the guys who do the epic rap battles history videos YouTube to get like four billion us fourteen million subscribers series of spinning in NAFTA successful and just about two years ago. They took a break they've had it. And now they're arrested in the comeback with a new video that features Alon must taking on Mark Zuckerberg. I'd like to invite you to listen to more of our conversation. We ran the initial part yesterday. This is more of the extended chat talking about their favorite characters. How they got started and their cake on that seven year old kid who's making twenty two million dollars a year on YouTube, a have a listen to nice, Peter and epic Lloyd from the epic rap battles. To both of you have favorites that you've done over the years. Yeah. Who? I my favorite is an old one from season one. It's no Polian. Dynamite versus Napoleon Bonaparte. It's just it's memories for me. Because I think it's both of us that are strengths sort of Pete as like a more sort of nerdy settled character. Yeah. And I'm like, this giant French guy, and the beat was made by very old friend of ours who sort of very nostalgic of both Peten is this guy named Eddie from Milwaukee. I love his name is Eddy, I've beat so get a guy named Eddie. So that's my favorite. My favorite's the philosophers, we did eastern philosophers versus western philosophers. So it was Nietzsche's Socrates Voltaire versus sunsuits lot suit and Confucius, and we we decided that battle. There's a website that was made by some fans that has a little chat room minute. And I was in there one day just talking to them about suggestions. And we kinda came up with that together. And then we all sat down and tried to write it, and it was. Really hard. It was a, but we got there, and we had squabbling in between philosophers in their style. And they started fighting amongst themselves loss I do. And I liked the way it turned out a lot. So that's my favorite told everybody how you guys get started doing this. This is five years ago. Twenty ten is when we did the first battle. A Pete, and I met in nineteen ninety nine something like that we met in Chicago, we actually met freestyle rapping on a porch at a party amongst improvisers. Loyd was big in the imprompt community. I was nude the umbrella community in Chicago. And then Lloyd actually hired me Lloyd end his partners hired me and to do improv improv. I call it mission improbable, and we have a theater in Santa Monica called west side comedy. And at the time. It was just a touring improv group sorta like whose line is it anyway on the road, and we were expanding and bringing bringing on new towns people and people, and I just sort of clicked right away. And then we tore together for a couple years, and we do like, improv comedy shows like Iowa State community college at noon, and then the next day would be like Michigan state at ten to twenty five hundred people. So is this crazy experience, and we always kind of little songs and wrapped together here and there, and then yeah, it was made our way out to California. And I got my first. You remember the Emek? American emek. Not the I MAC, computer. Correct by maybe. Yes. Okay. So had I got an Email back, and I got a little pro tools inbox. And I was just starting to learn pro tools. Loyd had rap songs. I was working on acoustic songs, but Loyd had written these rap songs, and he had these beats by this guy named Eddie that that Milwaukee. Yeah. And we basically learn how to cord rap songs together. So we were in my apartment in Chicago in the closet. Loyd was in a vocal booth. And I was just like learning as we went. So he brought the music and the wraps. I brought the Emek and we figured it out. And that was also when we started learning how to edit together because mission improbable needed a new trailer. And I remember I got paid with the hard drive, and it was like a seventy two gig seventy two gig. I really needed pay. All edit this video for you guys can keep hard-drive afterwards. And I did. And I think I still have that hard drive. I wonder if anything's on it. So that that's how are. Partnership started. And then you made a video we made a video, but this was pre YouTube. This was all kinds of stuff. And then, you know, we we stayed in touch and stayed friends would move to LA state and Chicago, and then I came out LA to perform his theater and his wife's university LMU. Yeah. And then she owns a she owns it. Yeah. Octagon? Mrs loyola. She was a good activties director. So she put me essentially, and then I was writing sketches and music for different internet companies not doing that. Well, and Louis got an Email of people looking for talent to write and do stuff, and he recommended me. And I dish ind ended up being this YouTube company that I got a job at called maker studios and that ended up being the start of the YouTube revolution. And I was there. So you made it video with maker impulsive. I made all I made I wrote songs for makers while I was brought on as a songwriter. And then I was encouraged to develop series and stuff and experiment on my own and Lloyd came over and had this idea from a stage show where you take two celebrities, and they wrap out all I was like that would make a really good video. Let's do it. And so I used all my resource days at maker. We got a camera person and editor and a green screen, and we made this rap battle between John Lennon and Bill O'Reilly and it did. Okay. Yeah. It did. Okay. Enough to do a second one, which was Darth Vader vs Adolf Hitler. And that one did great. And so that in two thousand eleven it was like, okay. I think this is what we're going to do we've been trying to figure out. I was trying to figure out what it was going to do since nineteen ninety four and all sudden two thousand eleven figured it out. And so there went videos every day you work on videos every day. Correct. Shoot him every day. Everything branched off from there when you have a YouTube show. That's that big for me. You know, there was it was was sort of the flagship show, but it was able to bleed into other things we made a behind the scenes channel Pete had his own channel. He had a Monday show, and he had, you know, different videos. I had a little different series and everything would sort of trickled down from that main battle. So what started out as one battle a month turned into one battle with the BTS video maybe twos. Sometimes another show on my little side channel and p do Monday show, maybe a picture song. And and it rapidly got expanded sort of horizontally, and and this are sort of ascension that word. Yeah. Are essentially kind of happened at the same time that YouTube exploded with popularity as well. So it wasn't like there was a couple of generations of other YouTubers before us that had done a lot of stuff when we could like look at them as a model. It was all sort of very new to us, which I think is why we got so tired. After six years of it. We weren't sick of it. We were just exhausted because it sort of blew up so fast. And then and then there was no there was no model for it. Really? So how do we feel being back? Good. Yeah. Yeah. We have a totally different approach to it live healthier as far as you know, not wasting much time working more efficiently. We're able to hire our own team. So they report directly to us the world's working with people that we work really well with and just trying to be more efficient more effective pace ourselves a little bit. I don't make eight to fifteen videos a month any more. So I just focused on making the battle one battle of on. I think that's what we're looking at. Yeah. When we when we start up in the spring, and I think that's what we're going to. That's our goal is really good to, you know, there was a multitude of different things that we had to learn how to do when when we first became successful in twenty ten and. A lot of them were more complex than just making a video. A lot of them was like, how do you? How do you an iphone? How to Pete knife function sort of managed people, and how do we manage within a system? And how do we like, you know, communicate well and inspire other people that work for us, and that was all kind of new for us in that capacity. So taking a break and stepping away from it. And then coming back with like some fresh eyes has been I feel really excited about it. That's where I'm at. Yeah. The tech stuff is kind of. Crept up in quality to it's it's a little easier work. We're on all Dobie software now, and it's just it's a nice workflow things work efficiently. We know how to use things. Computers are faster you're talking to premier and after. Yeah. And and back in the day, we were Switzerland between final cut and after sometimes for some stuff and sending it here sending it back. Now, we have a pretty nice little tight workflow. We got a bunch of computers, and you know, how to use them when doing battles. Loyd. You have podcast a podcast. I do on Wednesdays at noon called kings of influence, which is really cool. The comedy theater is the place where is the comedy club Dione, and I'll perform there, and you know, teach teach there, and I I hang out with my wife and my dog and the cat, and yeah, stay very busy. And when you're not battling. Yeah. I don't do much. You you raising your daughter the family thing. That's okay. It's nice for me. But even that like, I pretty much just sit with her and talk with her. I try not to leave the house if I don't have to particularly on a day when it's raining, so unusual. We're talking in LA today where it's actually boring. It's like two days a year that. Yeah. And we forget what it's like, it's good. I see I got into gardening to getting into all kinds of domestic hobbies. So I like the ring let me ask you this. Forbes just came out with their annual list of the highest paid YouTube performers people always love reading this thing. Everyone performer is seven years old. Ryan toys review. Right. He's got within everyone channels can bring in twenty two million dollars in two thousand eighteen seven years old seven years old mom's pocketing money, but if it's a safer as college, right? I mean, how many times do you? Do you have to go to college? So tell tell us is being a youtuber in two thousand eighteen really that lucrative. No. I mean, it can be. But I mean, we we make Tim vehicles a year that are that cost quite a bit to make. And they they're not twi- commercials. Not yet anyway until we hook ups and toy commercials. It can be you know, there's there's definitely money there. And we we started making videos just as YouTube was turning on monetization. So we really ridden up and then down during the ad Pakalitha era of YouTube where advertisers were fleeing like crazy. And now, it's kind of stabilizing. It's just like anything. There's you know, there's one or two basketball players who make that much. Right. And then there's a lot of people who play basketball don't. And I think you tubes about the same way. Can you? If you're you were there at the beginning. But just people are listening now and say, hey, I. I put up my videos on YouTube. But I, you know, I I have a theater, and I could do a live show Chemi kid is it too late. No, I think that everybody there. I don't think that that platform has changed so much that the basic tenants of hard work have gone away. If you work hard and do good work, and I think YouTube is is skewing towards a consistency a consistent amount of work that is on a consistent basis. There's definitely a whole equipped. He was saying like a whole blue-collar class of entertainers on YouTube digital entertainers that. Yeah, you're not making twenty two million dollars a year, but you can make a living, and there's every reason to feel encouraged to do that. But the whole like Goldstrike type thing people ask us a lot of times. Like, how do you make a viral video? And that's like asking how to find a grain of sand on the desert. You know, it's it's the there's a million different ways to do it. I think you have to do good work and you have to do it consistently. And I think there's. A lot of people out there who are ready to do that you see a lot of people reading the news and just jumping and during your chase Vons. Right. Stop really how it works. Right. It's like you decide to do like like, I mentioned, you know, I started doing this in in the early nineties. I didn't make any money on it until the late two thousand tens. It's just a matter of of believing in what you wanna do obviously still possible since that young man wasn't even alive when YouTube turned on monetization. So it's still possible. You know, it's a massive massive platform. You know, I think kids kids videos are doing very well. I have a niece of nieces, but I was watching YouTube with my one niece, and she just watched the same toy video nineteen times in the same afternoon, which is probably. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA day listening to talking tech, please subscribe to talking tech on apple podcasts. Please favorite show on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show in his always. Thanks. Everyone listening.
This guy is cruising up the nile in a 19th century steamboat
"Frankie Boyer and welcome. It is so nice to have you with us right here on biz talk radio while my guest today is John Paul Sinclair Lewis, and he's the author of the new historical novel, the Tri color and the same time. Seven years of research. And if that were not enough he's getting ready to embark on a trip up the Nile on a nineteenth century side decide side wheel steam cruise boat to conduct more research for the sequel is John Paul. I you crazy or what? I always liked adventure. I always like anything that. I'm getting me out of the house to kill the tedium and boredom of life. Yeah. Okay. So you've written two books about the American west on the buffalo soldiers. The sequel buffalo Gordon fighting on the planes and those were nominated as the best novel of the west by the western writers of America. You've pub published short academic work for the American waterways and underground railroad. Honey. How did this new project? Come about. Because it was never done before. And I wanted to put the readers into my characters head. The center is actually the first. And hopefully, I'll finished with the sequel in about nine months or so and. So this one here who recounts Napoleon Bonaparte and his army on the orients thirty to thirty five thousand men, women and children who invaded and occupied Egypt and the holy land. Seventeen ninety eight in eighteen o one. Now, the book opens with the conquest of Malta in June of seventeen ninety eight and then moved to Egypt and the death March to Cairo the battle of the Annunciation of Admiral by Admiral Nelson on the French Mediterranean fleet at the battle of the Nile, initially victorious and land. But now he was marooned. All of its ships were destroyed by the British so Bonaparte and his troops is thirty five thousand soon confront fanatical resistance insurrection. Gorilla desert warfare. Ancient superstitions slavery. And the birth of Egyptology that's one maybe is why am going down the Nile to see some of those monuments that were recently actually, only two hundred years old recently discovered by French archaeologists and so forth. And I used a lot of nineteenth century French military records journals and so forth to bring to life, but thousands of actors on this incredible time in history from ranker's famous generals to a young Bonaparte who was only twenty seven years old. Obsessed. He was obsessed with power even at that age and wanted to create his legacy. That's correct Napoleon Bonaparte. I don't think wasted a minute of his life. He didn't live very long. I think he was dead by fifty four. But this is a man who kept busy twenty four seven. He would sleep, you know, and map style. A couple of hours year a couple of hours there. But. This man had an agenda already when he was a boy who calling in elementary school in France. And he he sees people followed in. Unbelievable. So your trip down the Nile is happening in October. Did you where did you find the the? Old both that you're going on the steamship. Well, it's a French travel out sent then owns this concern some growing with them. The small group. You don't even does this twice a year. And I had some friends who took that trip. And they waived about an. Maybe I should do this trip. So I do it to get away from the maddening crowd. I don't wanna be unaccountable crews and seeing and seeing in Egypt from the water and taking this little day trips. You appealed to me more than being thousands of on the people on well travel lanes.
"bonaparte" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"This episode of ridiculous history is brought to you by Miller lights. Oh, no, your voices, smooth as butter. Hey, I got a question. How does Miller lite do it? You know what? Ben, I'm not entirely sure I'll tell you what I do know though that is that Miller lite has more taste and only ninety six galleries and just three point, two grams of carbs. So your telling me with Miller lite, I'll never have to compromise on taste again, a beer so good. I can drink it with my mouth. Mind blown, yes, sir. Same here pal. That is exactly what I'm talking about. Let me try to announce voice Miller lite, who true. True. Friends and neighbors. Ridiculous historians, longtime listeners in new listeners alike. Welcome to the show. My name is Ben. My name is Noel. Oh, and and we want to, of course, give a shout out to our super producer. Casey peg REM. Only today he is. He is, but here in spirit that is true. No, that is true. Today is our first episode while our longtime friend is adventuring abroad sent feel right. I think we're in good hands because we're not alone in this endeavour. We are joined by one of Casey's, longtime friends. Our super producer Paul deck and. I like to think, you know, we're all friends here. We hang out with Paul. Yeah, Paul is solid. Gold hit deed is and listeners. You may recognize him from some other shows we've done including stuff. They don't want you to know where he earned the moniker mission control. Only. This is the first time we've personified him with a sound effect. So hopefully we can. We can bring that back. Yeah, hopefully, so, and you know, Paul, I'm really glad you're here for this one. I think you are going to enjoy this show. Let's let's lay it out very quickly. Maybe we go in with a little bit of biography because today our episode has a couple of primary characters. I'm gonna. Go ahead and say, the protagonist for today's show is Napoleon Bonaparte. You think so. I guess so. I guess he's the protagonist, easy sort of. He's a bit of an antagonised in the big picture story. Sure. Into days story. He is the one what gets a thrashing. He sort of Elmer Fudd character in this one to be honest, really is he's quite quite cartoonish indeed. And we are talking of course about that. Napoleon v Napoleon not dynamite, but Bonaparte who was born in August of seventeen sixty nine the fifteenth and pass away in may of eighteen twenty one. I did not know this. He was actually born in core sokaia and you know which which was a actually succeeded to France. But he grew up in more of an Italian culture and then moved to mainland France and learn the French language and went to military academy rose quickly in the ranks. And as we know spoiler alert became one of the. Greatest conquerors in military history and also, you know, one of the shortest guys in military history also always had his hand tucked into his his hoodie. Yeah, we've got a pretty fascinating article from our parent website. How stuff works dot com by Lori l. dove, who recognized from a couple of other shows her a sound effect, like a book cooing dove or something. You know what I'm going to write to her. Yeah. See what? What kind of hopefully she doesn't hate doves. That's true. We want to see what kind of bird she likes. Fair enough. She wrote this article called was Napoleon really short and at the time of his death. He measured five feet two inches in French units in modern measurement units, quivalent of five feet six and a half inches or one hundred sixty nine centimeters. It's, you know, it's the below average. It's not it's roughly average person that time. It's definitely on the shorter end of the spectrum, but this played into some propaganda for sure. Then people would say, you know, that's where the Napoleon complex comes from one of these things where when you think of military, tough guy, you know, you kind of want to think of like a hulking, big burly dude, and the notion of him being a little more. A slight who is a little bit counterintuitive, you know, right. And it makes people think perhaps he's a bit band ham, or you know, cocky, for lack of a better phrase. There's there's a funny thing though because he did. Not help his situation in terms of his perceived height. He surrounded himself with very tall soldiers. He exaggerated the effect because when he's around all, like if you were to hang around of the Chicago Bulls or something. Yeah, just hang out during the day as you do, you would look short because they're tall giants. So it's a compare and trust. And he also regardless of his height, he was Dettori is for having a belligerent, mean-spirited personality that militaristic person you are describing. I mean, basically was a dictator. He overthrew the French government, which was a revolutionary government that was installed after the end of the French revolution. That primary concern was just kind of big upping revolutionary figures and folks that. That helped overthrow the bourbons the monarchy, but then not such a great efficient government, a lot of corruption. A lot of problems and Polian was already off winning big military victories during this time and basically set up a coup and knocked those boys. Right out of the frame. Yes. Yeah. He had at a time a a tenuous grip on power, because as you said, he was pursuing military goals in Egypt, believe in Italy. He was already traveling broad. But today we can look back on Napoleon through any number of lenses, and we chose to look at a story that is, I would say, well, first of it's funny. Yeah, it's ridiculous. Apocryphal. Perhaps perhaps it it smacks of legend exaggeration. I think so too, but it it's, it's a lot of fun and involves Napoleon being swarmed. Dare we say, overtaken by a cute little bunny rabbits, a force of rabbits doing what many armies could not. And as the internet memes are so fond of telling us the thing about Napoleon is that he attacked, but he also protect. I don't know this one. Dan, don't no this. No, I've been it to. It's it's don't worry about it and we posted on ridiculous story. Yes, we are Facebook community. Yes. Check out our Facebook community. Page ridiculous historian, you'll get to meet your fellow listeners. You can even see kids pictures of the quiz Stor himself, which was a bit of a coup for us indeed. So we, we, I need to set the scene for this hilarious misadventure. You see in Polian being a. Brilliant military mind, understood the importance of not just military conflicts, but of larger diplomatic actions. And he was involved in the negotiations of treaties. One incredibly important one was the series of agreements to agreements known collectively as the trees of tilsit. Yeah, he had wiped the floor with Austria, Russia and Prussia, and basically the Russians are Alexander the, I just tapped out and said, look, this is embarrassing. You have outnumbered us. Outgunned us out manned us and outclassed us. I'm not quoting. I'm paraphrasing here, but he said, let's talk Napoleon. And so he along with the Prussian king Frederick William got Napoleon to agree to par lay right. Is that the right term parlay? Yeah. Yeah. The hell. Parley they, they met in the town tilsit in eighteen. Oh seven in July after as victory at friedmans. Yes. And that would have been modern day Soviets, Russia. And what happened was in order to meet on sort of relatively neutral territory. The Polian and his crew built a crudely fashioned rafts that they floated up on the banks of the river Neiman where they met the Prussian and Russian on voice was actually, you know, the king and the Sar along with their, what do you call it? A coach are- yeah, sure. And they decided to negotiate peace. Alexander. I said that this piece would be just good for the world. Is this what everyone wants? What everyone needs though it seemed pretty self serving. Right. And there were winners and losers in these negotiate. Nations and saw Alexander. I was quoted in saying that this piece would quote insure the happiness and tranquility of the world. It's bold way of looking at it. All that seemed a little more self serving since they more or less had no choice because Napoleon had taken them to the mattresses right? He Alexander at least needed a way to spin it as a win for his government and his people that happens today with treaties in every situation. Additionally, Napoleon was on the cusp of a stabbing hegemony to absolute control of region total dominance. And that was his primary concern. Right? Was spreading French control across the world. And eventually I mean he would say French, but he was really thinking Napoleonic control. Exactly. He was a dictator, right? So here's what happened in the treaty. Alexandra one accepted the reduction of Prussia from eighty nine thousand one hundred and twenty square miles to forty six thousand thirty two square miles or one hundred nineteen thousand. Two hundred twenty three square kilometers for everybody outside of Namibia the United States. What did king Frederick? William have to say about this and everything I've read. He sure seems like he was second banana to Tallahassee the I was he even there. I think he was there. It was in the room. Yeah, here's the thing to that that barge or raft. And we mentioned that Napoleon and his crew floated up to the banks with had these giant white tents built on on top of them where he could kind of have his camp. I guess it was sort of a mobile floating camp and on each side of the tent were an initial on. One side was end for Napoleon. On the other side was a for Alexander with the Prussians. We're a little bit salty about the fact that their king didn't get an initial and sort of set the tone didn't it. Yeah, I'll exander one was I think the operative force on the other side of the negotiations so named the reduction of Prussian land. But that wasn't all they also had. To create a duchy of Warsaw for Napoleon's ally. The king of Saxony past the duchy passed the duchy right? And the establishment of the kingdom of Westphal Lia in northern Germany. This solidified his Sogeti because was follow was also harshly composed of former Prussian lands. Imprescia itself was going to be occupied by French troops until the French government had received one hundred and twenty million francs who and speaking of keeping it in the family