The 16th president of the United States of America going out for a beer with his pals
My only opinions of the recent drama that went around the peeps:
1: I’m not paid to blog about history. I’m not here to tutor you. If you want serious history, continue to read your history books. Tumblr is not a substitute for academia.
2: If it stops being fun, I move on.
3: Whether I write a thesis about the history of the national debt or draw a picture of a naked Andrew Jackson riding a wrecking ball, it’s still more accurate than the History Channel.
It’s 1770. Frederick the Great looks into the distance and says “I’m going to invade Russia.” Then he thinks. “No, I’ll just work on industry instead.” At that moment, the clouds part, and Charles XII descends in a ray of sun. He smiles and places a hand on Frederick’s shoulder. “You did it,” he says, “You passed history.” It’s over. Prussia lives to see another day.
It’s 1812. Napoleon Bonaparte looks into the distance and says, “I’m going to to invade Russia.” Meanwhile he thinks, “what can go wrong, I’m me after all.” Suddenly the heavens open and Frederick the Great descends from the clouds in a fiery golden chariot of light. He looks sternly at the Emperor before saying, “do it for the vine.” Prussia will have its revenge.
- Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France (via amightydirge)
Napoleon had SUCH A BONER for Russia. He really just wanted to marry his boo and be done with it.
First of all, how dare you.