Saturday, November 03, 2012
RANDOM MAY TRIP W/ THE DANES
RANDOM HOARDER WORLD
ooh, also in hall of milwaukee ale house
RANDOM EBAY OBJECTS
RANDOM ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA
FRANCE............in vain, the german whole armies, releases from battle elsewhere, poured down from the mountains into italy; the incredible swiftness, clarity + genius over the soldiely mind, savednapoleon from being crushed. seconded by his captains, he won arcoloa+ rivioli, la favorita + corona, + he paralysed the austrians, secured the fall of mantua + led to the surrender of marshal wurmser. NP then set to reduce the feeble pope, who fearing NB signed 2/19/1797 the treaty of toleatino, which he paid a heavy subsidy, + ceded avignon + ferrara to france, friendly milanese; NB also extorted a 100 works of art, + sent to paris. france sure it was the last hour of the papacy. NB in the midst of this, had time to sketch out Italy's future, + to france his cispadano + lombard republics, he also signed a peace treaty w/ spain. in all things, NB acted promptly + resolutely awaiting no man's orders. the directory at paris could only watch + endeavored to associate themselves w/ NB.
the campaign of 1796 was favored for NB; the rhine armies, ill-supplied, + under 2 commands, were opposed by the arch-duke charles, + were not strong enough to carry out the plans of carnot. jourdan was repelled + moreau, who had penetrated bavaria, seeing himself cutoff + isolated, w/ jourdan on the rhine, + the tyrolese alps between him + NB, was forced to retreat, + late oct was back in alsace. a great expedition to ireland nder hoche failed; + by the start of 1797, NB seemed their only great + successful captain.
now he started all of europe by his audacious plan for 1797. he saw what L XIV attempted + failed + now he could do it. to overthrow austria by a march on vienna. his army was strengthened, + those on the rhine ordered to begin active operations, in order to occupy their opponents; quite early in spring NB began his campaign by driving the arch-duke chuck away from his defenses. in spite of the great resistance of the tyrolese + the threatening attitude of venice at their rear, the french advanced + NB crossing the noic alps, got as far as leoben in styria by April his outposts in easy reach of vienna. then the austrians fell into panic; the austrian armies were either beaten + scattered or too far away; there was no resisting the advance. the emperor gladly signed w/ NB who had no authority to do it "the preliminaries of leoben" ceding to france belgium + the left bank of the rhine from basel to andernach, as well as lombardy, w/ would be independent state. the successful outset of the rhine campaign, where hoche + moreau already thrust the austrians back to the black forest. in italy more fortune. a venetian insurrection gave NB a chance of overthrowing the republic of st mark. venice in favor of france. while the oligarchal senate + peasants detested 'deliverance'. a democratic govt centered on the people of venice, replaced the senate-genoa under the title of 'ligurian, republic, became a 'poodle' ally of france. europe was amazed, sympath of the people everywhere, govts embarrassed, forced even pitt to make proposals for peace.
yet at home affairs looked bad. in spite of the armies success, paper money, - which as la valle says, "had done its work, had conquered europe, had in 5 years subdivided property far beyond all that had been done in that direction by centuries of feudalism because it was w/ paper, that thriftier peasants had been able to purchase lands from the crown, the church, + the nobles- these assignats had become almost worthless, + a field for gamblers, who scanadyzed paris w/ thier SHAM wealth + real dissipation. republican manners + institutions were alike correpted + tpttering to their fall.
SATURDAY INQUISITION BLOGGING
the wheel + the cauldron. 2 heretics or coin forgers being boiled. 1485
RANDOM PIMPED CAR
1957 chrysler new yorker
RANDOM PIMPED DENTIST DRIVE
RANDOM HOARDER WORLD
after hoarder world, we went to eat at milwaukee ale house on water. this old bench was on way to bathroom.
RANDOM KITTY PRON
everything is a pillow
RANDOM MAY TRIP W/ THE DANES
SATURN'S DAY BUTTER MOLD BLOGGING
Friday, November 02, 2012
RANDOM MAY TRIP W/ THE DANES
best decoy EVER!!!!
RANDOM ESTATE SALE
i could have had some nice pics, i put in JUST RECHARGED batteries in the camera, BUT one alas was a fucking dud. SHIT. oh well. WEIRD older house. 1930-40's pre-ranch. lots of qart museum boks, water damaged books. there was a cool 1800's decorative planter/fontain thing in the garage, so i hit that 1st. found the 5 funnels and i spotted a nice old thimble in a box of stuff. off to the house, by the nice 1700's chair. walked into a sort of sun porch room. odd assortment of porchy furniture. spotted the blue prism and the wood carving bird. off to the kitchen counter. not good kitchen stuff. look at the built in book shelf. great old william + mary chair in the corner. ART MUSUM BOOKS, moved on to the dinning/front room. more books, more stuf. i grabbed the 2 books there, actually 4 big books. the ad said empire couch. WHY it was a must do. it was awesome egyptain carvings. went down a corridor. 2 bathrooms close. 1 a shower, the other had a tub. his + hers. found a bedroom. it had a couple pieces of art + such. where i found the french illustrated page. has some stains, but hand colored? odd mix. giraffe hedgehogs? or echidnas? then i went to the basement. looked like antique furniture repair workroom. looked into all the boxes, OOH, east lake window locks. keep looking into bozes. mtal shelf. OOH, what's that rust thing? asia carving? doesn't feel like plastic. broken, no base, but complete. framed seed packs. ALMOST got one cause it had pansy pack. but not old enough. chinese thing i almost thought molded. but i actually think it's carved. good $3 snag! love the hedgies.
RANDOM 341 OBJECT
ODD JUDAICA antique MINI COFIN 1886 EXCELSIOR ASSOCIATION cincinnati dinner favor + menu-$204
It is downright shocking to me – the fact I’m actually selling this exceptionally rare piece of Cincinnati history, one which allows us a glimpse into the minds of leaders within the Jewish community relating to philanthropy, humor, scholarship and good times. Oh, to have been “a fly on the wall” at the socialevent of November 19, 1886 where this “scroll and coffin” dinner favor was given . . . .
The paper “scroll” unrolls to 16 ¾” and is 4 ¼” wide. It was likely in the cardboard coffin when given to the attendees. When I first bought the piece, I did what anyone would do. I started reading the paper, and the more I read the more humor I found.
Humor isn’t unusual for this type thing, but it is most unusual when you realize it is associated with the most important people, the movers and shakers of Cincinnati’s Jewish community of the late 19th Century.
The occasion? Celebration of the 13th anniversary of the Excelsior Association.
Just above the bill of fare is a quote from the famous satirist, John Wolcot:
“The turnpike road to people's hearts I findLies through their mouths, or I mistake mankind.”
As for the speakers and/or subjects listed under: “Food for Reflection?” The quotes and notes are way too clever, mostly anachronistic and all dated, more quickly understood, I’m sure, by these well informed and educated gentlemen from their 19th Century purview. You can bet groans moved as waves through the crowd as one group after another “got it.” (Olla podrida? Was Max B. May to speak of a “rotten pot?” Or, was this a reference to miscellaneous matters, a potpourri of thought?)
"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast."
Notice the text within the line: Queries . . . Sam’l Mayer. “Who struck Billy Patterson?”
That question was asked for decades. When you feel the need to search the Internet for something more interesting than politics or
porn recipes, you can spend an hour or so reading about the subject, but don't expect to find . . oh, never mind. You'll see.
Do you have “favorite quotations” you’d like to share? I have several. I ran across a comment about an artist just a few days ago. I jotted it down.
“Marcel at twenty-seven had the charm of an angel who spoke slang.”
But to find the really, really, really deep and meaningful stuff, I’ve learned to rely on Jack Handey for inspiration and wisdom:
"I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it."