Thursday, December 18, 2008

five facts

It was Ub Iwerks - not Walt Disney - who created Mickey Mouse.

Henry Ford is the only American mentioned in Mein Kampf.

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde during a 6 day cocaine binge.

When he was seventeen, Roman Emperor Heliogabalus once ordered: "Bring me a thousand pounds of cobwebs!"

In 1933 there was a 'Business Plot' hatched by Wall Street to overthrow the American government with military force and replace it with a corporate controlled fascist dictatorship.

1 comment:

Sean said...

"In 1933 there was a 'Business Plot' hatched by Wall Street to overthrow the American government with military force and replace it with a corporate controlled fascist dictatorship."

This is the perfect argument against the notion that governmental functions should be privatized because the private sector is more efficient.

The American Revolution - a wholly nationalised affair - only took 8 years. It took over 60 years for big business to buy out the military, pentagon, and white house completely!