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"west london school" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"Welcome to the show ridiculous historians as always thank you so much for tuning in what better way to start off the show than to say. Sometimes critics with the best of intentions are just wrong. There's a there's a Greek quotation. That will come up later today. With one critic who famously said whoever would want to see a picture of a? Cat. You'll see why this is important later but right now I'm willing to bet that There are many people listening to this show while also checking out some sweet sweet means of cats. I'm Ben I'm I also have a cat too. Oh Yeah Mr Frank men and just the the one that shall not be named right. I as many names Mr Jackpots. That's Lynch reference And then yeah. He's got he's got some names. You cohabitate with a cat as well I do. My name is Nolan. Mike Catt only has two names Came by both of them relatively. Honestly you've got this cat my dear buddy in front of the show. Frank Mo- herons parents and we're not told. The cat already had a name so we band together named him. Fernando and then some time went by and frank's parents were coming for a visit and he sort of really quickly huddled with me and said hey man in case they asked. The cat's name is Robert and I'm like wait what the cat had a name all this time. And you didn't say anything and the cat has a little bobtail. Hence the name. Robert said depending on his behavior sometimes. He's a Fernando sometimes he's a Robert Yep and Roberta Jamin if he's really in trouble right and you got the whole name or Cath you so I gotta say man one thing I like about. Our show is that we are all fans of multiple names in alias. Sees there is another person we always love to introduce at the top of show a man with a couple of extra names himself. That's are super producer. Casey peg now Casey. You'RE NOT GONNA go for the Bait as Bush. I don't know what you're talking about when he knows knoll. He knows he's always known Omerta Ban. Omerta our right well. Today's episode is a doozy. This is one that came to us directly from a man with many titles. You're familiar with him. If you've listened to our show before our research associate our research guru our very own wizard behind the curtain who we have. Finally after weeks months of teasing we finally got the chance to have him on air today. Ridiculous Historians please welcome to the audio stage. Gabe Luger really quickly. What we got to clear this up we. Sometimes we do Gabe Luger. We tend to lean into the French. And call you Miss Missio Luzia. Give it two straight. Tell us your name came. It is L. E. R. That is generally how I pronounce it by spelling it out because I have no idea really. I guess it's you know if you lean into the French news. I do usually just spell it because I try not to say my own name as much as I can my role pretty much since grade. School has been anything but loser. And we're good right. I love it now. Gabe you you have been a familiar presence to many of our fellow listeners. For a long time now since since the show began And we're going to have to be completely transparent with you Time is weird for US pre quarantine. We're not a hundred percent sure. How many episodes we've actually done but fans of other. Pike casts such as part-time genius by our friends will and mango. They may also recognize you. You you've worked with them in. The past is correct. Yeah that's right. I hooked up with them back in their mental floss days. And did some freelancing for that and when they made the jump to podcasts they brought me on board is their research guy and Yeah been doing that ever since with them and do a little work on next question with Katie couric too but yeah part time. Genius ridiculous history. Those are kind of my bread and butter at this point and the rest is podcast history. My friend That's how we like to refer to to what we do here ridiculous and we couldn't do without you and you had some big shoes to fill two with Christopher Hussy Yoda's who I always say is here in spirit. Cosc- was kind of our first research associates slash guru And his spirit lives on and You have truly picked up that mantle and carried it with APLOMB my friends so we We appreciate you so very much as do the ridiculous historians out there in podcast land. Well thanks guys. Yeah I always ask myself. What would Chris do when I pick atop? Christopher sends his blessing as well We have done our best to To make sure that our nemeses we have a couple of nemeses on the show. Gabe just WanNa be clear with you about that to make sure that they don't make an appearance on today's episode honestly. We don't know how it goes every time we're on on the Mike so so be wore. There may be there may not. We don't know for sure but we are. We were talking a little bit off air before we started rolling today. And you have some very close personal ties with today's topic which we're finally getting around to today stopping Which is something that might surprise. A lot of people to learn the artistic obsession with cats or even dare we say the mimetic obsession with cats Predates the Internet and in the West. We can trace some of this to like one guy. Yeah that's right. I mean he's kind of the father of the cat. Meme of about one hundred years before you know memes or the Internet even existed and Yeah I mean I'm obviously a Caq I myself. I work in podcasting off Mike primarily so yeah definitely a cat guy. This is the most prolific cap artist in history. I would say I feel pretty confident in that and of course his name is Louis Wain and he's a British nineteenth century of artist. Cat Artists specifically. Yeah now that sounds hyperbolic but as we are soon to learn. That superlative is earned. You'll recognize even if you don't know the name Louis Wain you have. We guarantee you seen some of his work. Maybe maybe let's learn a little bit about his early life. How He became. The father of the cat mean a no win win. Does his story really start? Would you say well it starts on day? One in Clerkenwell London on the fifth of August of eighteen sixty. He was born to a textile entrepreneur. Who was his father and his mother was French. And her name was Felicia Which is a name that I love to say out loud because it rolls off the tongue in a very feline kind of way and Louis Was Not alone. He was one of six children. And the only boy which I can't personally relate to and my father was the middle child among like five sisters and it is a tough row to Hoe. My friend let me tell you. He definitely Did Not come away from that situation. let's say completely sane. That's kind of putting it mildly. I'd say Yeah I mean you mentioned that. His father was in the textile business and actually goes much further than that like. His father was a traveling textile salesman but his maternal grandfather so his mom's dad was a tapestry designer himself and actually his mother was a designer of like Turkish style carpet patterns so this guy grew up surrounded by lots of color and patterns. It was just kind of ingrained him in from an early age a not just carpet and textile also wallpaper patterns it was everywhere and it really shows up particularly in his later art. Which will get to later but yeah. This was a guy who came from an artist's family. Yeah and it's interesting because he was always sort of a sponge for the these very visual aesthetics and we know that he was not considered prodigy in his early years of schooling right. No one's like Whoa look at all the math. This guy's doing. He's like a math doctor. Something he was he was already exhibiting young age talent and music and sports and his aesthetic talents led him to a student career studying at the West. London School of art. There's a great. There's there's a great article that you pulled gave from artsy dot net. That talks a little bit about his career in context of great cultural shifts. Right so we see in his career. You know a a microcosmic look at the shift from Victorian to Edwardian eras and what I thought was interesting about. This is it kind of provided the audience that he would later find as well as his so. It's interesting that.
"west london school" Discussed on Le Show
"The war on drugs and now news of the Godly aw. A group of pedophile priests behaved quote like the Mafia abusing dozens of young boys at a west London school over a fifty year period. According to a new report Saint Benedict's school in ailing not feeling Virginia S. Virginia ailing. Its London London somewhere There were described as a quote grim and beastly place by the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse a culture of cover up and denial operated Ealing Abbey which ran the school according to the report today. Five precepts and jailed for abusing children at the school staff who report concerns about teacher behavior compared to going up against the Mafia via and ramming your head against it brick wall. Those can be fun. The committee on Sexual Abuse Use received eighteen further allegations against eight monks and staff but the true scale of the abuses quote likely to be much higher. According to the report children's suffered severe corporal punishment which was often used as a means to initiate sexual abuse or sexual. Gratification said the reported remains to be seen whether Ealing Abbey proves itself capable in the future of ensuring proper safeguarding of children at risk. Well I trust them. I Trust Google stealing ebb the ICS ICS a report highlighted failings by school leadership. Police the Crown Prosecution Service and Child Protection Teams. You kids are all aw all alone. Three more former altar boys have claimed they were sexually abused by two priests in the Vatican child abuse scandal rocking. The Catholic Church zeroed in for a second time on its headquarters. You write the next joke. I'm I'm just sitting here. The allegations of abuse the Vatican's youth seminary set out in an Italian TV show tonight they back to the nineteen eighties nineties nineties when the boys were boys and the accusations come to after the Vatican said it would seek to indict Father Gabriella Martinelli Rally for allegedly abusing several altar boys in two thousand twelve when he trained at a youth seminary that move was prompted by another Italian TV. Show admist missed investigation into the school way back in two thousand seventeen. The Vatican said a couple of months ago an indictment was also being sought against a former rector rector rector hardly knew at the youth seminary father and the Rico Righty who's accused of aiding and abetting the alleged crimes the three former altar boys in the investigation they served at papal masses. They claim.