Re: Re: New street idea sun only
Originally posted by alonso:
Can anyone enlighten me as to the purpose and direction of the above thread?
This thread can be anything you want it to be!
Heres some very important stuff I want you to see
In 1808, two Frenchmen are said to have fought in balloons over Paris, each attempting to shoot and puncture the other’s balloon; one duelist is said to have been shot down and killed with his second.
Thirty-five years later (1843), two men are said to have fought a duel by means of throwing billiard balls at each other.
It is said (though not confirmed) that Otto von Bismarck challenged Rudolf Virchow to a duel. Virchow, as the challenged party had the choice of weapons; he chose two sausages, one of which had been inoculated with cholera. Bismarck is said to have called off the duel at once.
Some participants in a duel, given the choice of weapons, are said to have deliberately chosen ridiculous weapons such as howitzers, sledgehammer, or forkfuls of pig dung, in order to show their disdain for duelling.
Personally I’d love to talk about the influence of seventeenth century Italinanate landscape painting on the work of Julian Staneweski.