touching junk wasn't an original idea by the TSA

I know a handful of newspaper journalist and as far as I know, while they do dodge the slings and arrows of angry people on facebook, twitter and in the comments sections, have never had to stand in as a second in a gun duel with an angry reader.
And people say things are worse now than in the old days.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise Paris France
Victor Noir, a young newspaper reporter for the La Marseillaise which ran a series of letters to the editor invective of Napoleon III, the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. Things came to a head and Pierre Bonaparte, himself a prince but not a politician challenged the editor of La Marseillaise to a duel. Victor and another reporter were chosen as seconds and went to the prince to fix the terms. A scuffle ensued in an argument with the prince and Victor was shot dead. The public outcry from the murder and the events that came after all lead up to the Franco-Prussian War and the overthrow of the Emperor's regime.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise Paris France
Of course I didn't know anything about Victor when we discovered his tomb in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, but was fascinated by the worn area of his mouth and groin while the rest of the statue has a heavy patina. The statue was cast to suggest he had just fallen from the gunshot.
Turns out the local lore has it if a woman kisses him on the mouth, rubs his groin and drops flowers in his hat it will enhance her fertility, sex life or bring her a husband. I couldn't find anything to suggest while alive that he was a playboy, but he was young, and a professional so who knows.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise Paris France
At one point in time a fence was erected around the grave but created such an outcry that it was torn down.
Poor guy's been having his junk touched for 140 years.
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1 comment:

  1. Fascinating! I know what my halloween costume will be next year.