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(Huffington Post)   Very short letter from Napoleon Bonaparte sells for $245,000   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 14
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2012-12-04 08:12:17 AM  
"I want off this island."

- N. Bonaparte
 
2012-12-04 08:30:18 AM  
TL;DR
 
2012-12-04 08:38:33 AM  
I see what you did there, subby. Well done.
 
2012-12-04 09:28:31 AM  
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2012-12-04 09:38:19 AM  
He shoulda sent a meless.
 
2012-12-04 10:19:12 AM  
I guess someone fell short of expecting to sell it for millions, or trade it for a pot of gold.
 
2012-12-04 01:09:45 PM  
Being as Napoleon Bonaparte was of average height for a man of his time, I wonder why he is to this day stereotyped as being short.
 
2012-12-04 01:52:59 PM  

Cythraul: "I want off this island."

- N. Bonaparte


Jack agrees...

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2012-12-04 02:12:23 PM  
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2012-12-04 03:07:01 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Being as Napoleon Bonaparte was of average height for a man of his time, I wonder why he is to this day stereotyped as being short.


This has been a continued subject of historians' interest. Basically, they say it was cartoons. Napoleon's relatively short stature against Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) and other contemporary generals and politicians, as well as his being perceived in Britain as an upstart with no natural claim to conquest or grandeur, led him to be caricatured as the little man. There's also his nickname of "le petit corporal" but that's a related story.
 
2012-12-05 03:31:59 AM  
Thanx for the info :-)
 
2012-12-05 06:20:52 AM  
i don't like when things that should be on display in museums etcetera for all to cherish are hidden away in private collections. it merely perpetuates the wealthy peoples belief that they are better than others. people of wealth, lineage and power still get fecal matter smeared upon their fingertips in the bathroom from time to time. they like to suck dick and eat ass. they are no better than you or i, my great unwashed mess friend. no better than you or i.
 
2012-12-05 05:00:34 PM  
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"You paid 245 grand for that? Frickin' idiot. God."
 
2012-12-06 01:57:52 PM  

SomethingToDo: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Being as Napoleon Bonaparte was of average height for a man of his time, I wonder why he is to this day stereotyped as being short.

This has been a continued subject of historians' interest. Basically, they say it was cartoons. Napoleon's relatively short stature against Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) and other contemporary generals and politicians, as well as his being perceived in Britain as an upstart with no natural claim to conquest or grandeur, led him to be caricatured as the little man. There's also his nickname of "le petit corporal" but that's a related story.


Also, because Bill S. Preston Esquire said so.
 
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