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(Telegraph)   Researcher uncovers real-life Quasimodo in historical memoirs, reveals that archival references rang a bell   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 17
    More: Interesting, Tate, Quasimodo, University of Warwick, Gothic, historical figure, unrequited love, Victor Hugo, Englishman  
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2010-08-15 12:34:53 PM
"Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha! Wut?"
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2010-08-15 05:06:54 PM
"I met with a Mons. Trajan, a most worthy, fatherly and amiable man as ever existed - he was the carver under the Government sculptor whose name I forget as I had no intercourse with him, all that I know is that he was humpbacked and he did not like to mix with carvers."


No intercourse that you can remember that is *nudge nudge*
Wouldn't have touched the big, bulging "guy hump" right ol' chap *nod nod*
But, of course you're up on who's mixing it with the carvers eh? *wink, wink*
 
2010-08-15 05:57:14 PM
It was also revealed he hated Wednesdays.
 
2010-08-15 07:08:24 PM
I'm hunchbacked, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

/while house-hunting, was shown a house on Notre Dame St.
//didn't buy it, 'cause that would've been a bit weird
 
2010-08-15 07:15:09 PM
What hump?

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2010-08-15 07:15:28 PM
So a hunchback applies for the position of Bell ringer. Has no arms. Bishop says, "How can you ring the bell?" Hunchback gets a running start, leaps, slams face against bell, and flies out the window. Cardinal says, "Who was that?" Bishop says" I don't know, but his face sure rings a bell."


A week later, another armless hunchback answers the ad. Runs, slams face against bell, flies out the window. Cardinal says "Who was that? Bishop says, "I don't know, but he's a Dead ringer for his brother."
 
2010-08-15 07:22:17 PM
A minister found himself in need of someone to ring the bell every hour, without fail.

He placed ads, checked with friends but no one could really do the job dependably nor with strength. Then one day a man showed up applying for the position. At first the minister was taken aback by the man's appearance as he didn't have any arms. The man assured the minister he could do and to just lead him to the top of the tower. Once faced with the giant bell, the armless man backed up and took off at full speed smashing head first into the bell - which rang throughout the town. The minister said, 'well, I guess you get the job!'. So the armless man dutifully tended to his duties every hour, on the hour - without fail. He kept this up for years until one day he was backing way up for a good run at the bell, when his foot slipped and he plunged to his death in the street below.

A crowd gathered around his body and as everyone was inquiring what had happened, someone asked if anyone knew his name. One lady spoke up and said, 'well, I don't know his name, but his face rings a bell.'

/Paul Rubens
 
2010-08-15 07:23:23 PM
damn you PirateKing...
 
2010-08-15 07:46:19 PM
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2010-08-15 08:10:51 PM
Well, sanctuary much.
 
2010-08-15 08:28:13 PM
A hunchbacked sculptor?
Oh lord, he probably carved some of the gargoyles.
 
2010-08-15 08:30:02 PM
As ugly as he may have been, it's obvious that Hogo's Quasimodo was not a real, genuine Modo nor was he as ugly as an ugly-assed Komodo.
 
2010-08-15 09:06:20 PM
I met with a Mons. Trajan, a most worthy, fatherly and amiable man as ever existed - he was the carver under the Government sculptor whose name I forget as I had no intercourse with him, all that I know is that he was humpbacked and he did not like to mix with carvers."

So except for the fact that Quasimodo was surly, hostile, unlearned, stayed away from all contact with people, had no family, was despised by all, had no skills, and was abandoned by everyone, he was EXACTLY like this stonecarver.

Huh. The things you learn.
 
2010-08-15 09:55:42 PM
Gyrfalcon: surly, hostile, unlearned, stayed away from all contact with people, had no family, was despised by all, had no skills, and was abandoned by everyone

What's his Fark handle?
 
2010-08-15 10:32:56 PM
CornFedIowan: Gyrfalcon: surly, hostile, unlearned, stayed away from all contact with people, had no family, was despised by all, had no skills, and was abandoned by everyone

What's his Fark handle?


All of them.
 
2010-08-16 02:13:16 PM
I've got a hunch that Quasimodo was real.
 
2010-08-16 05:21:36 PM
ChromoSomes: As ugly as he may have been, it's obvious that Hogo's Quasimodo was not a real, genuine Modo nor was he as ugly as an ugly-assed Komodo.

Closer to truth than you were intending. Quasimodo's name comes from quasi, meaning "partial, unfinished" and modus, "form, nature." Quasimodo looked like one of the unfinished gargoyle sculptures made the cathedral.
 
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