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Hi Everybody and welcome to Will This Be On The Test. I'm Mattie.
and we are here to talk about things that we learned but not entirely or learned incorrectly or didn't learn at all in school, but we definitely should have. Yes. But first, we saw cats. Oh, why do you have to remind me? We thought separately, I drove out and saw it with a friend of mine I haven't seen in a few years and
I just I went out to see it on my own because I knew she'd want to talk about it. And I also kind of wanted to see it because it looked like a train wreck. And I was wrong. It was it was much worse than a train wreck.
It would have looked like a train wreck of it was Starlight Express.
Literally like a train wreck. If it was Starlight Express.
I will say I need to see this movie of Starlight Express made exactly in the same way as this movie with the complete you know body suit. CG thing happening.
I just want to see Starlight Express, but done with the Thomas the Tank Engine trains
which it was originally Hoping to be and then he wasn't allowed to do that because of copyright and Oh dear God, why reasons so
only got cats just the creepy human hands was not the worst part. It was a welcome sign of humanity towards the end. It's like, oh god, there's people still in this world.
Yeah, it was funny because they talked about how they did that major rerelease to fix the hand problem. I have a theory that they released an even earlier version with more hands that were not covered because none of the cats had color on their hands. It was just human hands,
human hands everywhere.
I don't think it's spoiling anything to say that Macavity is not Macavity Mr. Fleas is a close up magic cat because if you know cats at all, that's what he is. And he's doing these contracts with these white boy hands just out in front.
I'll just say this. Do we have to worry about spoilers with cats everything else will stick to it but with cats. It's all awful. It's like I think towards the end of it. Like there was a train cat and I thought maybe this train cat will take me away from here
my god and the train cat see and they're out dancing on the train rail and the cats are the same height as the train rail, which is about three inches, maybe six. Those are the world's smallest cats but at different points they are the size of like trash cans. It was the most confusing thing. Jason Derulo was good Ian McKellen as always was good. Dame Judi Dench looked like she was so mad that she was there and I understand she's the only one I understand because she was going to do this musical A long time ago and injury knocked her out. So I think she was saying her new chance to do the show that she'd lost out on and she just
looked so defeated. I felt defeated by this
is also worth noting that on top of her first she was wearing another fur coat that was clearly cat for Oh God.
Oh, can we talk about how stupid Rebel Wilson removed her own skin to reveal a bad dress and then put her skin back on over this dress. Only take it off again at a climatic scene.
And I know this is going to be an unpopular opinion but Jennifer Hudson, I love Jennifer Hudson. I also love the song memory as any person who's ever listened to any musical theater show. Song does. There are these moments in the song where the notes and the tone that they're at, you can feel them in your very soul. She didn't go anywhere near them and just decided to weep through them instead. And are my friend I are leaning forward with our hands forward going, come on, Jennifer, come on Jennifer. And when she gets to that part where it's touched me, it's so easy to leave me we both just flop back and put our hands over our heads that we were so disappointed
that entire song was like they're building to something. They're building something and then nothing. It's like Jason from the good place said it's like a DJ that's always building the base drop but never drops the base.
But again, I have to say Jason Derulo. It was like when T pain one Mask Singer last year. Nobody knew t pain could sing because of abiotic to nobody knew Jason Derulo could Because of all the autotune and Jason Derulo managed to act without overdoing it which I cannot say for the 15 minute monologue background people that was at the end of the movie serious
Orlando blooming, they were just like, I don't know what to do with my face and body.
Yeah, I will say Orlando Bloom in many ways is the best part of the Lord of the Rings series if you want them to be a comedy, which I really want everything to be a comedy that said though, I left thinking I really want to see this again. Not why not because it was good, but it's okay. I have the same feeling when I walk when I read the Twilight books because I wanted to understand what just happened to me.
No, no, this is okay. You haven't read nearly as much like lovecraftian things. Man was not mentioned. Oh, as I have cats is something man was not meant to know. You don't want to dig too deep into this mystery. That is the path of madness.
Well, we've talked about Tom hopper before hopper. Hooper. I think Cooper doesn't matter. He talks about how he did the Ole Miss movie because He loved the French Revolution but it's not set during the French Revolution if you don't know what we're talking about go back a few episodes it's called the June rebellion. He decided to take away the best part of this musical which is the makeup replace it with CG because he wanted the movements to see more cat like we have four cats. I have never in my life not had a cat for more than like 15 minutes. I have never seen cats ears or tails move like they moved in this and also since when two cats jumped in slow motion, Austin can attest to that when a cat decides that is hungry in the morning and wants to leap onto your testicles. It does not do it in slow motion. Oh
no, it goes in headfirst. And also speaking of testicles. Can we talk about sexy sexy Idris Elba
I am so confused because he comes in he's wearing a jacket and a hat for most of the movie. And then he shows up completely naked. And they had the cats for be the same color as Idris Elba skin and they gave him Idris Elba body shape including these amazing abs. So basically you're seeing Idris Elba Running around naked, which would be fine, except he's also a cat. And
like, total kendyl,
which makes the scenes about nut jokes makes zero sense. Oh, it's like, oh
no, I've been hitting the nuts but there's nothing there.
Well, at least this means that this part of London has a really good trap neuter release program. They weren't they weren't tipping anyone's ears, though. No, they weren't. And that's why they keep getting caught up in things. It's a whole problem and also grizabella in the show, her story is that she was this beautiful cat and then she got old and therefore became useless to her community. In this it was, Oh, she took up with Macavity and now nobody wants to deal with her, which made somehow made cats anti feminism slushie MACAT. And there's the same that if they were humans, they'd be crying but you know, cats don't cry. So instead, they had this huge string of snot coming out of grizabella his nose now if you know cats, runny noses and crusty eyes are signs of herpes, okay, you know how I feel About audience members and I just couldn't help it. I leaned over and said that's why they won't hang out with her she got herpes from the cavity.
Other than like the weird Idris Elba sexual awakening so many people are going to have from this movie you also, I want to just say this grizabella is Mazal It was like this, this kind of gray thing and it reminded me of Homer Simpson's face. I was got like that little like stubbly patch around his mouth. It looked like Homer Simpson's mouth.
To put this in perspective on New Year's Eve, we went to a friend's house and we watched a burlesque if you know burlesque it is easily one of the worst musical movies of all time. Despite having the amazing Kristen Bell in it and Stanley
we theorize that Kristen Bell was originally given Christina Aguilera as part and then Christina became available so they wrote this completely unrelated role for Kristen Bell in this because why would you cast someone who can sing like Kristen without actually having them saying burlesque was a better movie? Oh god, it actually was
I think if we had seen cats Mr. Where we could have been making fun of it constantly as I wanted to do in this theater but didn't because I'm not a monster.
Yeah, he had like 25 other people we only had
theater was like full so many weird people. And one other person in the movie ended went Oh, thank God. So it's like there was one other like me, but everyone else was taking it so seriously around me.
Yeah, we had only other 300 people in the theater and we knew because like I said, I hate bad movie theater goers, but we knew so we went to the back so we could hopefully just whisper about it not bother them too much. And they didn't say anything to us. Even at the end. I was kind of dreading that they turn around be like you guys were really rude, but they didn't. You ruined cats. But we moved to the back just in case because it was one of the most bizarre, awful experiences but I had so much fun. It's like watching the room, which we do about once a year. Yeah. Also there any kids listening, don't watch the room until you're at least 25
room theory that I agree with Danny is actually A cat.
That's true. Danny is actually a cat. Well, guys, we we could go, we could do an entire episode on cats. I actually considered telling Austin, you know what, let's just skip this week and do a review of cat Oh,
I would actually be okay with that.
But I did a lot of research mine is really long. And so I kind of figure I want to get her done. I would say awesome. Someone first this day.
Go ahead. I have no idea what you're doing this week.
Yeah, it could have gone one or two ways. So before I get into it, I use a lot of sources Khan Academy, which is you know, I always thought it was just math. It's not slate, the Washington State Government site because I needed some definitions, history extra, the Chicago Tribune, Wikipedia and some quick google searches just for definitions of words. I did not understand. Wow, I'll define them. But you
have the best vocabulary.
I know. I know. I do. But there are words I'd never even heard but it turns out at least one of them is a Lutheran word.
Those damn blue threads.
Last week I talked about how the New York used the Kitty Genovese tragedy to promote their unexplicable idea that living in urban areas is detrimental to one's morals. This week I'm talking about another instance in which a small groups opinions on what made people good or bad changed the course of history. Well, Katie's story had a lasting effect on psychology and education. This one is far more reaching. I'm talking about prohibition today. Oh, good.
We went from something horrifying and sad to prohibition now,
which is actually more horrifying than sad than I ever knew. What did
you learn about prohibition and school prohibition happened? We got to see like photos of really, really fat cops in like trench coats, breaking open barrels of beer. And then prohibition ended. Oh, my family has a proposition of moon like of moon shining and bootlegging. So, he absolutely ignored these laws,
which is interesting. I'll get to that in a minute. Whoo. Yeah, that's about what I learned, though, that it happened and then it ended. And I think I can learn about this when I was in Catholic school and they never once talked about, you know the immorality that alcohol can supposedly cause and things like that. It was just brushed over. And it's because we handled it real badly.
oils forgot because this is Kansas we learned all about Carrie nation and take her taking hatchets the bottles and bars and just being a pain in the ass until people agreed to do things her way.
So there were laws against alcohol starting as early as 1657 when Massachusetts made the sale of strong liquor illegal, but only when selling to Native Americans, so everybody can have it, except the Native Americans.
I mean, they were actively killing them at that time.
In 1784, Benjamin Russia physician wrote a treatise called the inquiry into the effects of ardent spirits upon the human body and mind in which he showed that excessive drinking caused injuries to the body and mind and called drunkenness, a disease. Now I didn't I didn't read the trinet treatise, so I'm assuming he didn't ever use the word alcoholism, but he's not wrong because alcoholism is a disease and it does affect your body and mind. But that resulted in about 200 farmers and Connecticut forming a temperates group in 1789. And more groups followed prohibition as we know, it started being argued for in the late 1800s, predominantly by religious groups that couldn't themselves drink. People believe that alcohol cost poverty, accidents, ruined families, as well as associated with immigrants and urban areas.
Damned immigrants in their drinking Well, this would have been like, Oh, yeah, all of those Irish stereotypes. Yeah, that makes sense.
It's actually the Germans are more against on this.
Oh, yes, Chairman, stereotypes and they're drinking.
Well, the Germans knew how to make the beer and the Germans therefore were taking the money. Women became artists, supporters of prohibition while men still liked drinking and were the ones who were like lay off lady women's life drinking is detrimental to motherhood, so they stopped drinking when they had kids and to the happiness of their health. By 1830, Americans were drinking nearly two bottles of hard alcohol per week individually, which is three times more than people were in 2010. The alcohol temperance society was formed in 1826 and had 1.5 million members in 1835. with women constituting a huge percentage estimates go from 35% to over 60% being women. The first law was passed in Maine in 1846. The prohibition movement came into began shortly after with the prohibition prohibition party coming into existence in 1869. Although during all of this it slowed down during the Civil War, because obviously helps you don't survive everybody. Dying groups like the Christian women's Christian Temperance Union and the anti saloon league came later and began to be open in their fights as well. The Christian Temperance union actually seemed to kind of have people's best interests at heart. It wasn't a I can't drink so you can't they believed that alcohol increased violence from women's abusive husbands. So if their husbands already abusive or could be abusive, he will be more so when he's drunk, which is still fairly true and that children should be educated about the dangers of drinking. also true. I will never say never teach kids about the dangers of drinking or drinking and driving or smoking, do all of those things just make sure you're doing it in a way that won't make them think I'm going to try that like the dare program did for some. Kansas was the first state to make a constitutional law against alcohol consumption of any sort in 1881 carry nation, a radical member of the temperance movement and self described Bulldog running along at the feet of Jesus barking at what he doesn't like, would enter bars and saloons yell at customers and break bottles with a hatchet. Okay, she's nothing but respect.
Okay, I can see you doing that. Like once you hit a certain age, it's like I'm just gonna stop walking, walking around with the hatchet breaking up things I don't like.
I walk into a movie theater showing cats just go after the screen. Lillian from kilee Kimmy Schmidt. There were cases filed in opposition, but overall in Kansas they considered a drinking to be a moral issue. Now I'm curious to know how this affected the state's finances because think how much grain is grown here
we are the nation's breadbasket.
We're not really like I didn't dig too deep into Kansas, because this is already going to go on, but I'm curious to know how much of that grain was used for alcohol production. How did this affect the state's overall finances? The women were a major factor in prohibition studies have shown that the majority of the political forces acting for prohibition were ethno religious, which I had to look up ethno religious groups or ethnic groups unified not just by ancestry or religion, but a combination of both the largest ethno religion today is Hinduism. But they are not a part of this. That's just an interesting fact. These are all pietistic religious groups are pious stick I'm not sure how it's pronounced pastic theistic meaning a blue thread movement with a focus on individual piety and a living a very focused Christian life.
Oh, so they're what they're the what they're what's wrong with America.
denominations included Methodists, Northern and Southern Baptists, new school Presbyterians, Disciples of Christ congregationalists Quakers and Scandinavian Alou threatens. Okay, are there non Scandinavian Lutherans at this point in time at least Germans
Okay, that makes sense. Yeah, it was it was your people who were one of the major players in this, which is why it's funny what you said earlier. And
this is also funny because before America had prohibition, Sweden had prohibition, but for coffee for many of the same reasons, and it failed and just burned out of control. And there was a coffee smuggling. It was great. They already tried this and didn't work.
To be clear. I have no problem with Lutherans. It's kind of a running joke between us because I was raised Catholic. He was raised Lutheran and we are supposed to hate each other. But neither one of us has a problem with either either other religions just live your life to a lesser extent. There was a Catholic Total abstinence union of America and to an even lesser extent, the latter day saints. You know, Latter Day Saints gets a bad rap, but they are a group that technically forbids alcohol. I say technically because shit happens and I couldn't find anything that says, Oh, you had a beer, you're excommunicated. Honestly, most LDS people I've met have been lovely and don't push their beliefs on you, but they weren't a major player. And spoiler alert, they were actually the final state, not the final state but the 36 state to get the two thirds majority to repeal prohibition. So Utah was in on that early by 19 1626 states had independently passed prohibition laws, which was over half the states at the time. Arguments grew stronger when we entered World War One in 1917, saying we needed to conserve grain, but this is also we also need to control those Germans who are running all the breweries. The volstad Act was carrot created to carry out the 18th amendment. It was called this because of Andrew volstad, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who just managed the whole thing. The amendment initially had no definition for intoxicating liquors or provided Penalties for it, which makes me think about the Kansas City plan to make all buses free. Unlike prohibition, it's a great idea, but they don't have anything in there about how they're going to do it. They just said, we're going to do it. And so it's not technically doable. Come on, guys. President Woodrow Wilson actually vetoed the bill, which we never learned in school, Woodrow Wilson said no, largely because of wartime prohibition. And I don't know what that means. I didn't bother to look it up. But the veto was overridden by the house that day, excuse me and by the Senate the next day because they can override things the President says and does the Hmm It was clarified and ultimately prevented the manufacturers sale or transportation of alcohol that was more than point 5% alcohol unless it was for medicine, industry or religious purposes. So if you went to a church that did the weekly sacraments, you could still have your wine for that. That was something I was actually wondering about. Those who had been for prohibition even had a problem with the low amount that was set into place. Even they thought it was an unreasonably low amount. Likely my this is my theory, because it meant you couldn't even have a drink of wine in your own home. During a celebration or part of some kind of ceremony, you can have it it was actually not illegal to drink it. It was just illegal to make it or to sell it not a sale, not purchase and transport it. So really, I guess once you buy it, you can't really take anywhere. It's got a drink, or I don't know, they probably were more specific than that. I don't know. I mean, we weren't specific about what impeachment is. So if you already had alcohol in your home, you could not be stopped from drinking it. So people stockpiled the hell out of it before prohibition took place. both houses of Congress agreed to the amendment in December 1917. It was ratified by two thirds on January 16 1919, and started on January 17 1920. But there's a loophole. Doctors could prescribe it. Yes. And buy it for quote, laboratory use. Also sacramental wine sales went way up.
I am shocked to learn that
one of the arguments for prohibition was that it would lower crime
but it actually created new crimes because we as humans are innovative and when you like, you know, Congress closes a door organized crime opens a window.
Previously there had been no need for bootlegging. I'm sure people were still moonshiners, because that's actually still legal today. You can make your own alcohol. It doesn't matter. Oh, but
be careful with that because it can kill you.
Yes, make good choices. Learn what you're doing the internet's there. So now everybody from the average Joe to the literal mob started, where there had been rivalry between gangs before and I'm talking like mobster games, this escalated to huge amounts of violence, and there were over 500 murders related to this nationwide between 1927 in 1930. The Chicago Crime Commission claims that there were 729 murders in Chicago between 1992 1933 but they've been discredited though the government created the Federal Bureau of prohibition with about 3000 agents. They were spread thin because they had to both be at the borders to prevent smuggling and work across the continent. To give a comparison there are 19,000 border patrol agents now We've got 19,000 people just there to patrol board and they do work across the content. That's a whole other thing. But there were only 3000. For this police forces surprisingly didn't magically grow in numbers either. And obviously, the less somebody was paid for their enforcement duties, the easier they were to agree to be paid off. There were claims that half the police officers in Chicago are being paid and only 17 people in New York City were convicted of any crime relating to this Even though 7000 were arrested. Because it wasn't just the officers and other law enforcement. It was the judges and the government officials being paid off as well. Many states didn't allow local police to even bother investigating cases of amendment violations. Think of it like sanctuary cities today where it's just just leave it alone. Just leave it alone. Also, side note, I learned when I was researching this, that sanctuary city is not a legal term,
really. So that's stupid Missouri law banning sanctuary cities. It's just the stupid Missouri law.
It's a colloquialism. You couldn't mention them under the Comics Code Authority. Dan, you Missouri Places that did enforce them experienced rising distrust in law enforcement there however were some well known now probably not then officers who did enforce these laws. Most Smith and Izzy ions nine and eight is the tide is male, which is important here in a second. We're New York officers who made nearly 5000 arrests. Note that New York had 7000 arrests. They made 5000 of them in just five years via the use of disguises Why? And I am talking Disney show I Love Lucy type of
my god, I need to look these up. There is an amazing one that I'll post on our Instagram or somewhere on social where Moe is wearing a big beard and a hat and his he is dressed up as his wife and a full fur coat in the 1920s fancy hat.
Are you sure this is not a fictional thing? These were people I have photos.
Wow. And then of course, Eliot Ness who used a hand picked group called The Untouchables that was real whose actions ultimately led to the arrest. Al Capone, let's talk about the phone for a second. He was easily one of the biggest Prohibition era ringleaders earning around $60 million during that time, inclusive of his gambling and prostitution businesses. How much is that in modern dollars? I think it would cover the national debt. Okay. I have no idea. I didn't look it up. He actually did many of the killings himself. His group even determined a mayoral election in Cicero, Illinois by having his men shoot up the current mayor's competitors office. He also went after a Democratic challenger for city clerk pistol whipping him in front of his wife and taking down anybody who tried to defend them well, by wearing brass knuckles. They also position gangsters outside of voting areas and if they didn't answer correctly about who they're voting for, at best they were threatened and sent home so he single handedly decided an election. The whole story is long and crazy I highly recommend you look it up but that's not my point. Today bars and saloons were of course shut down. Their replaced by speakeasies and blind pigs. This is what awesome hates he hates this jazz era. This fascinating
waiting to know what what's a blind pick?
Unknown Speaker 24:03
Same thing as a speakeasy.
Okay? Also, why are speakeasies coming back? This is legal, but there's like all these little secret underground speakeasies you can go to if you know a password and someone gives you a Facebook invite,
it gives you a really good thing for the gram. That's all about the grant.
They didn't even have the gram.
So ultimately, there were about 200,000 of these illegal bars. People also made their own alcohol such as moonshine, bathtub gin and other homebrews homebrewing, by the way, is still legal in all 50 states. Thanks to Jimmy Carter, though individual states have the right to ban it. None have since 2013. Good.
Unknown Speaker 24:37
But Jimmy Carter like
he had some interesting stuff and people
made fun of him for being so like moral and like Jimmy Carter, but then he's like, yeah, you can brew in your own house. Let's it's not my place to judge you for this.
Yeah. I mean, it's one of those things that unless you go out and drive drunk, it's largely a victimless crime. Speaking of increasing crime, December 24 1926, a man showed up into an animal TC room claiming he was being chased by Santa Claus wielding a baseball bat. He continued to scream this while medical staff were trying to treat him there's obviously no Santa their doctors understandably thought he just had alcohol poisoning and was drunk and confused. Some people I guess, do hallucinate with alcohol poisoning, although it's not a common symptom. He died before they could figure out that he wasn't poisoned by alcohol. The alcohol itself was poisoned.
Unknown Speaker 25:25
it'd be rational to think he was poisoned by an ant, a prohibition group who was mad that people were drinking, it'd be reasonable to think that he had someone who didn't like him. Me reasonable to think that he had purposefully drunk something in an attempt a suicide attempt and had just gotten so confused that he forgot. I think it was the mob. Was it the mob? No, none of these things happened. Alcohol doesn't only exist in drinkable form even today, there are industrial alcohols which are extremely high proof and use for sanitizing other kinds of cleaning, medicine, flavoring, and even in everyday cosmetics. Like your hand lotion. How Industrial alcohol, isn't it?
Yeah, there's like alcohol. It's like it's a it's a type of organic chemical. That just means got a way to kick it off to the side. There's lots of alcohols.
So you also now might be thinking that this guy is just a dumb ass who opened his medicine cabinet drink rubbing alcohol, thinking it'd be fine. Also not true. Other than illegally procuring alcohol. This man didn't do anything wrong. The people who sold him the alcohol other than illegally selling it didn't do anything wrong. bootleggers got ahold of industrial alcohols and altered them to make them drinkable. I'll get more on that in a second. However, they did not cause this man's death. They didn't screw it up. This was a new type of criminal that ultimately led not just to this man's death, but to a total of about 10,000 people, what 10,000 thousand people killed by poisoned alcohol. During this period of only seven years, the United States government did this.
So so one guide says some Tylenol and there's all these weird safety caps I've got to deal with but the US government poisoned some alcohol and I don't care about it until I'm 35.
Yeah, the US government poisoned alcohol and drugs and it resulted in the deaths of approximately 10,000 people. They were really pissed off about the bootlegging. This was on purpose. I said I get back to the bootleggers and their and their way of handling alcohol. And this is important before I get back to what the government's doing in 1906 denaturing was required an all industrial alcohol because they wanted to make it undrinkable, because it was already dangerous to drink. So in order to make it so that you could not and would not want to drink it, they didn't insured it. There were over 70 DNA options by the 1920s. from things that just made it tastes really bad to full blown poisons. In theory, all industrial alcohol is d natured and therefore undrinkable, and that continues to today. Obviously the people who figure this stuff out are chemists. The government was paying chemists to D major alcohol and And then bootlickers paid them to rename it.
Oh yeah. The alcohol you want is just the ethyl alcohol, which you can you can just do that
they made significantly more money from the bootleggers. So they joined the criminal faction to remove the denaturing products from the alcohol because everyone likes money. And let's be honest, there is no way the upcoming depression was a total shock. It's not like one day Wall Street fell over, but it was like What happened? So in response to the chemists going back and renaming the alcohol, the government started putting kerosene, gasoline, acetone, methyl and a whole bunch of other poisons in alcohol. So it's already nature shouldn't be drinkable, but it shouldn't kill you. Now they're making it so it will kill you.
That methyl alcohol is the stuff that makes you go bad blind from bad moonshine.
And I don't know how all the science works, of course, but basically, it either can't be totally removed or they didn't know it was in there. So they didn't remove it. I'm not sure which one I think it's it. Theoretically can be I it's been a long time since I've done any chemistry stuff.
I think. Let's go That stuff it can kind of be removed, but the difficulty of removing it like just negates any possible profit you can make on it.
So because of this 10,000 people died. I'm just gonna keep saying that too baffling to me. 10,000 10,000 when people started realizing what was happening, the government said that they had hoped that the knowledge would that it could be dangerous would be enough to scare people away and they never intended to kill anyone. But how would the knowledge that they could be poisoned? Get out there unless people were getting poisoned and dying. So by 1933, approximately 10,000 people had died.
That's That's a lot.
The chief medical examiner of New York City Charles Norris referred to it as, quote, a national experiment and extermination and public health officials in general express their horror North continued, the government knows it is not stopping drinking by putting alcohol poison in the alcohol. Yet it continues its poisoning processes, heedless of the fact that people determined to drink our daily absorbing that poison nobody This to be true, the United States government must be charged with the moral responsibility for the deaths that poisoned liquor causes, though it cannot be legally held responsible. He had his Department issued warnings that nearly all alcohol in New York City was poisoned and ordered that any confiscated whiskey be tested. That is how they found out exactly what poisons were being used. He also pointed out that like many laws today, this targeted poor people, rich people could afford to get the nicer smuggled in stuff, poor people who were determined to drink for whatever reason, which doesn't mean you deserve the death penalty, especially not a horrible, painful one couldn't afford that. The irony here is that while people were not happy about the poisoning, they also weren't happy with politicians who spoke out against it, they began to assume that those people were against it, not because they were mad that people were being killed, which I'm sure some of them really were, but that they themselves were losing money from the deal they had made with the bootleggers. And again, I'm sure that's true for some of them as well. Now We can say all the ones that they are breaking the law and that this ultimately makes it all their fault. The Omaha be even asked most Uncle Sam guarantee the safe guarantee safety first for spouses. But that's the equivalent of saying that if someone steals a candy bar, which is something they don't need, but they want kind of like alcohol, but they deserve to die in a horribly painful way. Think of it that way before you say these people deserved it all through that kids get hold of alcohol the time I couldn't find any individual statistics on that. But kids get hold of alcohol. There were kids who died. Despite all of this, you know, all the poisons all the illegal, illegal stuff that comes to purchasing alcohol alcoholism rose by more than 300% during the 20s. Wow. Mm hmm. So prohibition tripled alcoholism. Additionally, prohibition eliminated the brewing industry which lost a huge number of jobs. $11 billion in taxes were lost and it costs $300 million to enforce this. Wonder what helps bring the depression about
Yeah, this this wasn't helpful for that.
Yeah, all these unemployed people all these taxes gone,
all of these unemployed people who just decided I'm just gonna start drinking,
so we're their positives. hard liquor sales dropped by 50% beer and other drinks dropped by 33% which led to fewer people dying from cirrhosis of the liver. Great, except 10,000 people were killed by being poisoned, and they also died from alcohol poisoning because if you don't know where your next drink is coming from, you're gonna binge it. So why did it end? Well, it was considered a failure. The Commission on law observance and enforcement noted in 1931, that there was obvious and widespread police and political corruption caused by the amendment arrest for public drunkenness also rose after the initial followed up. Interestingly, a big part of the reason it was repealed was that the women's organization for national prohibition reform said that not allowing alcohol actually promoted in morality, just as those who are who the women who had argued against it said that Alcohol promoted in morality. Well now in order to make some money, people who've been laid off from the great from the, you know, brewing industry, where were they going to go into illegal activity, so they're not wrong here. They actually had evidence that because of the underground syndicate, politicians either tacitly or were paid off to ignore all of the laws being broken, and it generally increase disrespect for the law. The women were saying more people are entering criminal activity out of necessity, and more people have decided that the law is meaningless in general. So morality is increasing because of prohibition. So women were a major part of causing it
and taking it away. Good job, ladies. On the second part, second part,
more importantly, though, the pressure was starting and they could tax the hell out of alcohol. In fact, newly elected president FDR in 1932 said what America needs now is a drink. Yeah, repealing the whole thing was kind of confusing. In 1933, when opposition was overwhelming Congress passed the Colin Harris Act which made three to beer illegal, which is beer containing 3.2% alcohol by weight, as well as wines with a similar alcohol content despite the amendment with point 5% still being in effect. So this is a law passed by Congress that goes against an amendment that was passed by Congress. So without being an amendment itself,
so the Supreme Court promptly shut that down right
now. Oh, the blame act was the name of the minute proposal and on December 5 1933, Utah became the 36 states, which was the two thirds majority needed to ratify the 21st amendment and prohibition ended. After that amendment alcohol became a state issue. Some of them did choose to stay dry, with Mississippi being the last one to become wet in 1966. Though there are still cities or counties that have bands, there's a great map on Wikipedia where it shows dry, wet and mixed counties and the majority of states are wet with a good number being mixed and a few counties being totally dry. It has been noted that dry cities and counties face a loss of tax revenue, not just because they don't have taxes on alcohol, but because people cross lines to get alcohol. So they'll just buy other things. They're to the For instance, if you're crossing from Kansas to Missouri, you go to Trader Joe's, you buy some wine, you're going to buy your groceries there too. And oh, there's a gas station here. gas is cheaper in Missouri than Kansas. I'm going to fill up
and then hey, there's that donut shop. That's right there. Let's get some donuts. They do really good donuts, right donuts.
The whole state of Missouri not just the one donut place for history
of Missouri. You're awful but the doughnuts are okay.
It has been shown that dry and mixed counties in Kentucky have a higher number of meth labs with drunk driving statistics, and dry Kentucky counties. alcohol related drunk driving incidents are the more or less the same percentage wise and dry and wet counties in Texas dry counties see three times the number of alcohol related car accidents then wet counties and it is not uncommon for liquor stores or stores that sell alcohol to be right on the border. So that is the story of prohibition. how crazy it all started the horrible things that happened during it and the lingering effects it has today.
Yay. Well, I'm glad they learned their lesson about how this prohibition wasn't working with alcohol 70 years ago if only this 40 year war on drugs is similar way
I think the war on drugs is technically over
drugs one kids drugs one
drugs actually did win. And it's it's not great guys. Don't don't do math. Don't do math. Don't do math. like
okay, like don't do math. Like avoid anything that's based in opium. And I'll just say it like don't do club drugs. Cuz I mean, there do she do you want to be that douche? No, No, you don't.
And you also never know what anything's laced with like, Don't Don't make stupid decisions. But also like dare taught kids how to use drugs.
Like, oh my god, like step by step on how to shoot up heroin was a literal thing that I saw in a presentation in the sixth grade.
Are you ready for your questions? I'm ready for my questions. Will This Be On the Test? Will the fact that the earliest liquor laws were only imposed against Native Americans beyond the test? No. Well, the fact that there was so much corruption that it directly influenced the need for the 21st amendments be on the test?
Yes. I'm gonna say that's gonna be on there. It's like, yeah, that's really failed. And here's why. I hope so.
Will the fact that women are major players in both prohibition and its repeal beyond the test? Yes. Will the fact that the government knowingly poisoned and killed about 10,000 people be on the test
know because you have to trust the government?
And will the fact that the two most prolific new york police officers in terms of alcohol arrest did so by wearing I Love Lucy s costumes beyond the test? I hope
so just because I want that picture in textbooks.
I really think that that would be awesome. That's a really great hook. That's something that will draw kids in Yeah, that's
great. Except I'm sure like someone actually Sounds like oh my god, they're trans and then they'll go crazy. So that is prohibition
that is a long in depth thing that I didn't learn much about in school other than when we had to like name the different amendments by number. Al Capone was involved.
Yes. So what I researched was the one of the world's most famous paintings. You've seen it, you know all about it is the pride of France.
Is it a banana attached to a wall of duct tape?
No, it's an actual masterpiece. It's the Mona Lisa. Okay. Yeah, it's famous. It's in the loop. It was painted by the wild, the crazy
Da Vinci. I liked him a lot in everafter.
funny you should mention Ever After because they think he painted at some time between 15 and 1517. It's actually not that big. It's only 21 inches by 30 inches.
Yeah, I've heard you go to a loop and you actually leave kind of disappointed both by the crowds and the science because you never actually get to see it. You're better off looking at a textbook.
I'm going to get into that but this is Important thing, it was painted on poplar wooden planks, if not a canvas, Drew Barrymore lied to you and Ever After because when he unrolled that Canvas, it was the Mona Lisa, and it was never on a canvas.
Next, you're going to be telling me that she's not a zombie who was attacked by a spider ball.
I've got some more bad news for you that shows been canceled.
That is the worst. Okay, not the worst decision Netflix has made because that was one day at a time. It's the second worst decision Netflix has made. Yeah.
Okay, get canceling one day at a time and canceling Santa Clarita Diet. It's like, come on those were great. We love them. And also another thing that you might not have known about the Mona Lisa, we know who she is. We do. Yeah, her name is Lisa gardini. She was the wife of Francisco Gioconda. And we also know why she's smiling because he
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chose to paint her that way because it's a pun.
It's a pun.
Yes. Gio Kondo is similar to a Latin word Lou conda, meaning happy or smiling. And this is a common thing that painters would do with like nobility subjects, they would include like a Juniper tree or something like that represents their family crest, or their family name or something their family does and the painting this is what they did. They included her smile for this feeling of happiness as upon on the family name.
And see the thing is for me, it doesn't look like a happy smile. It's a I got something on your smile.
Yeah, she's got it's a very intriguing smile. And it's a reason why it was considered. It is considered one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance era. But it really, it really wasn't that famous for a while. Also, this is one of the earliest examples of a painting where the background is completely imagined. He just made up the background
did he do the same thing with her smile, because there's no way she sat there smiling for years.
They think it was from some initial sketches, and he embellished it a lot, which again, common with paintings because you want your wealthy patrons to think you're good, and if you make them look good, they'll like you more, even if they're ugly as all get out. Now imagining that she originally did a big toothy
grin, but she had all kinds of messed up teeth. He's like, let's make this a mysterious
smirk mysterious smek this portrait did influence portraits in the Florence area for decades. So this was an important work even in its time, just not the universal phenomenon. It is now as also this is probably not the only Mona Lisa, he did.
I do remember hearing about that. Is it okay, you might be getting because is it painted over something else?
Maybe they went back and forth on like, there's another painting under it, but it might just be revisions to the original painting.
See, that's what always made the most sense to me. It's like you can't i can't imagine that the first go is perfect mean, you paint in the first goal is never perfect,
and it's never perfect. Sometimes there's things I like something things I don't sometimes I just completely give up. And it's like with paintings, you can just like paint over it and start again. They think he'd been working on it for many years from sketches. He might have done other similar paintings. And there's even the belief that there's a second one that's out there somewhere that's similar, but we don't know for sure.
I really hope that one day shows up. I'm like one of those Storage Wars or hoarders kind of shows. It's just in somebody's
like storage area and they have no idea. That would be hilarious. He kept working on it for a while. And then he kept working on it when he moved to France, which is when King Francis, the first of France bought it in 1518
isn't his name like basically King France of France.
His name is king France of France, the first king France of France, France, France, France, France. It sat in the palace of 14 view, and it was in the bathroom. I love that it would be in this bathroom for hundreds of years.
Dude, how many of duty parasites are in there?
I have no idea. They did do a very thorough cleaning of it in 1840.
Also, what a cool job and probably the most intimidating job of him like
surgeon I love like watching. You can go on YouTube and watch people like restoring artwork, that precision and delicacy in which they're doing this stuff. It's intimidating. And then you see like the finished product, and it's like, holy crap, that's amazing. except for that one lady who I restored that fresco of Jesus was real bad. It sat there for hundreds of years until Louie the 14th moved it to her side where it was not in the bathroom this time. But I also learned something really cool about freeside doing this verse, I didn't really have bathrooms, so people would just go sit in the corner,
like in Hogwarts early.
Get away except they also go out poop in the gardens for sigh stank because it was full of human excrement.
Wasn't that true of like, a lot of probably early America. That's true.
That's true human history until like 100 years ago.
Thank you inventory. So please look up who invented like plumbing, plumbing. I
know the Romans had like rudimentary plumbing. Sure. I'm sure Pliny the Elder will tell us all about plumbing.
And he does know about humans internal plumbing.
Yeah. Oh so much about it.
Plenty tell us all about plumbing, please. And
of course they also had orange trees to mask the smell inside and the king demanded weekly cleanings good weekly cleanings.
That's really good for them, especially because they didn't understand how diseases spread so weakly is really impressive.
Well, I mean, he's the king of France, he can do whatever he wants. Also, I noted that so I guess it was actually still in the bathroom. Really? It was in the Versailles.
Now I'm wondering, Fred still has a real family to be not.
Oh, no them. Remember that whole French revolution that happened where they all died?
I mean, there's been 20 of those. We kept coming back.
Yeah. I don't know. There might be like French nobility out there somewhere. But I don't know. I haven't looked into it ever.
All of our French listeners, please tell us actually, I've looked at our listener stats. We don't have any influence. We had one Iran.
Cool. Yeah. Oh, I'm very sorry about some recent events listener and Iran. I hope everything's okay.
Yeah, we are. Well, Austin, I are not trying to start World War One World we're 27 I think we would have secretly had forever.
So in 1797, it was moved to the loop after the French Revolution and it's mostly stayed there. It's been moved a few times like Napoleon has in his bedroom for a while, it was moved during a few different wars. It's been on tour a few times like Jackie Kennedy Onassis requested that they bring it to America and they did. So they brought it to America because Jackie Kennedy asked real nice.
Jackie Kennedy was able to get people to do so much for her just yet she asked real nice course being beautiful and smart will help with those things. So yeah,
for a long time, it was not widely known in 1860. A bunch of like French smarty pants is art historians proclaimed It was one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance and it was very famous within like the art community, but not very well known outside of it. It was in the loop, but it was not one of the like the big pieces in the loop had everyone go to see it wasn't even my like the major works in the Renaissance wing. It was just there as the Vinci you could go see it. It was beautiful, but it wasn't the phenomenon that changed in 1911 when it was stolen. It's the world's most famous art heist. And are you ready to hear the elaborate heist they pulled up To get
this out of it involve a man with a beard with a beard and a woman, a man dressed as a woman, oh,
no, this is so much more than that. Damn, come on Mo. And as he get it together, three men hitting the closet until the museum closed, then once it closed, they got out of the closet, took it out of its case and frame, covered it with a blanket and ran to a train station.
Too bad. It wasn't like Night at the Museum where everything came alive and fought.
Maybe that's why they had to run so fast. Maybe it took them 28 hours to notice that the painting was missing. It was very small. And it's not that big of a painting. It wasn't really that well known. The only reason they took they noticed that quickly was because there was a still life artist who is coming in to paint his own copies of stuff in the loop, because you could still do that. Oh no, you can still do that now. Really? Because I assume you get trampled death by tourists.
Oh, I don't know about in the live. I'm talking about art museums in general. Yeah,
he knows it was gone and he was mad because he was painting a still life and he liked like this needs to be here because he was a fussy, fussy artist. So he was Assume that he's been taken up to the roof because the photography because they're taking photographs of these artworks. And you know, photography wasn't that great in 1911. So they wanted a good light so they take the masterpieces up onto the roof, take their pictures, then take them back down.
Yeah, that's before they knew the damage, sunlight and stuff could do.
So he goes up and he starts bugging the guards to go talk to the photographers and ask them we're going to be done. So the finish is painting. So the guard finally goes up there and he comes back down. It's like the photographers don't have it. And then all hell broke loose. It became an overnight sensation. It was in newspapers all over the world. And this is my favorite headline from them. 60 detectives seek stolen Mona Lisa, French public indignant.
Wait, are they indignant that they are searching for it or that it is missing? Or that grammatically that says that they're mad that the cops are going to find it? Yes
in my notes, like please make your jokes now. Good. See, I know you I'm in your head. But so yeah, the French public were indignant, and also a painting was stolen. I loved it. They were talking about like, who the French public were blaming for this. First they're blaming American millionaires like JP Morgan, that they were trying to buy the legacy of France.
Side note, if you're in New York, go to the Morgan library. It's amazing.
And he didn't steal it, by the way, nor did he commissioned their fastest he was accused. They also investigated Pablo Picasso because he was a foreigner and an artist. And so I thought, yeah, it must be him. They also thought the Kaiser had stolen it the king of Germany because this was just before World War One and France and Germany weren't really buds. So they thought it was the Kaiser like you know, just fucking with them. It wasn't the loop actually closed for a week, so they could investigate this and reopened the public flocked to see the empty spot on the wall where the Mona Lisa was Franz Kafka even went there to see an empty empty spot
temporary Kafkaesque nightmares last week. I
did see It's all coming together.
All history is connected if you can believe it,
funny story, you know, I have two topics I go back to constantly. One is the Jazz Age. And apparently the other one is France. So
see I need to get out of doing American history, but it scares me because I literally I took a world geography class and I did take a world history class in high school and the world history class was amazing, but unique ever all of world history. You don't get deeply in this stuff. And so I don't even know where to start. So a listeners we are definitely open to suggestions. If there's something you want to hear us get lots of facts wrong about it's like send us a message on any of our social medias.
Yep. So I ready to hear about the thieves now. I am so the thieves were in Kenzo and Michelle, Lana Coty. And another Vincenzo, but this was Vincenzo Parag Parag. He pro Gotti I'm really bad at Italian names. theros. Yeah, these were three Italian handy men and they had installed the case the Mona Lisa was in. That's so cool. But the problem is it got really famous really fast and it got too hot to sell. And they weren't complete idiots Vincenzo hit it in the bottom of his trunk in his boarding house in Paris. And he kept it hidden for 28 months.
We didn't take also 28 hours with him to realize that was missing. Yeah, everything's connected.
He tried to sell it and he got caught. he pled guilty and received a sentence of eight months in prison.
pleading guilty was a very smart move on his part.
It's so funny. He claims that he was actually released in Italian patriot and was trying to get this painting that Napoleon stole from Italy. Napoleon didn't sell it. It was it has been in France, basically its entire existence. It was never stolen by Napoleon a try and return it to Italy for Italy's culture. So he was lauded as a big Italian Patriot, but it didn't last very long because shortly after his trial, World War One started so everyone kind of forgot about a little bit
kind of likely how we forgot about prohibition during Civil War. We're gonna do that, but now everybody's dying. So how else are we going to get through this?
Also, people made lots of forgeries of the Mona Lisa during this time, mostly for the purpose of selling them to rich Americans. There is one painter who actually made six.
You know, I bet those forgeries are also worth a lot of
money. I mean, they're they are historical. I mean, I'd like to have one but no, I'm not an eccentric billionaire
yet. I can make one for you. It'll be excellent with my amazing drawing skills.
Look, nothing like that Jesus face make me a Mona Lisa. Well, I've read the next part of this. So obviously, security was improved ever so slightly, but there's been some other close calls with the Mona Lisa, because it got real famous. A man claimed that he was in love with it, and tried to cut it with a razor they installed some glass in front of it. After that, a man threw a rock at it and broke the glass. They'd actually dislodged a little bit of pigment from it. So they installed bulletproof glass after that, while it was in the Tokyo Art Museum. A patron sprayed it with red paint is a protest to the lack of handicapped accessible insurance. Is to this museum.
I don't hate that reason. Yeah, good protest.
It wasn't damaged because it was in the glass case and then a lady through a gift shop mug at it because she was mad. She'd been denied her citizenship to France. It was fine because it just bounced off the bulletproof glass. So now the Mona Lisa, actually in 2019 got its own room. There is a one to two hour queue just to see the Mona Lisa. You get to see it for 10 to 30 seconds. Yep. And you see it from a distance of nine feet away. Also, you are able to book viewings ahead of time. If you do not, you are not guaranteed to be able to see the Mona Lisa, if you go there roughly 30,000 visitors a day go to the leaf, and many of them solely for the purpose of seeing the Mona Lisa. It is a very underwhelming experience. And it has basically turned the loop into total chaos all the time, because everyone in Paris wants to go see the Mona Lisa. Also another note I learned about Paris syndrome is a syndrome mainly affects Japanese tourists.
Oh, I know exactly what
the thing is. They go into extreme shocked when they arrived in Paris, and it is not what they expected because they go into it with these views for these fashion magazines in which everyone is like super skinny. They're walking around into the designer clothes, and it's beautiful and it's not dirty and everyone's gorgeous. And they get there and it is just another city. It's crowded, and it's not what they expected the embassy and the like councils. They're actually have people on staff to help people suffering from Paris syndrome. It's even recognized by the DSM.
Yeah, I've heard about this. And it's me. It's not exclusive to Japanese tourists, and it's not exclusive to Paris, but it is predominantly all of that.
Yeah. It's also related to Jerusalem syndrome in which people get to the Holy Land and realize it's just another city
is there Plymouth Rock center when you get to it and realize it's just a rock with a tiny fence around it.
I bet there is I'm sure someone has just lost it at the Plymouth Rock thing. So that is Monalisa the masterwork that got real famous because it got stolen and basically ruined the loo for everyone.
Thanks thieves. Yeah, thanks a lot. Although if I were to ever go to Paris, the loop would not be on the top of my list of things to see, because of the crowds. Right now, I'm not an art museum person in the first place, but I will go to them. I've been to the Met, which was fine. I love the Egypt section. And there was a photography exhibit that a guy took a microscope slide over every little inch of his body and took a photo of it. So obviously, I went and looked for all the dirty bits. So that was kind of interesting, but some of it I'm like, this looks like what I made in high school photography class, not that one. But like some of it this product photographer, we took a picture then we had to color parts of the end with a colored pencil. I'm like, that's I took that picture.
Okay, high school photography. So many black and white photos of chain link fences.
Did I ever tell you that I went into the cordoned off half torn down elementary school and ended that.
No, but that sounds like a huge thing. Yeah, it's like,
I was, like I mentioned earlier, the most straight edge kid on the face of the earth. But it was the most interesting thing nearby. So my best friend and I put on my sneakers and we didn't break in because there was nothing to break through. We just walked in and climbed over the rubble and took pictures inside. I still have those somewhere thing. Oh my god. So
that was the Mona Lisa. I drew you the Monalisa like you Okay. Oh, I want to see it. Beautiful. It's a masterpiece. I will hang that on the fridge. Do you see what I wrote it the Mona Lisa grade 10 2020 because
it looks like a school photo. She's very uncomfortable.
Yep, she got the smirk though. You got the
smirk and the lines across it her because I remember the painting very dark. So I wanted to get the idea. I do it with a mechanical pencil. I'm the world's best artist. I will put this on Instagram
yet put on Instagram that we're putting it on the fridge.
We don't have a fridge that can use Mac we have tape. I have literally been looking at fridges online just because I want one that has magnets. I'm using the excuse that our freezer door doesn't stay closed all the time. That's a good excuse. They're way cheaper than I thought. Yeah, they're like well rated for $800 which means it's not like we've got $800 lying around. But if you want to send us $800, so I could have a magnet fridge so I can draw pictures during all of our things
or even better send us a fridge. I would just love to come home and there's the refrigerator in front of my house.
Yeah, Deanna is I will get you ready to get us a fridge.
So are you ready for some questions? I am will the Vinci beyond the test?
Yeah, it was not really a class where he shouldn't show up if considering all the math and science he did.
He is gonna be on every test every test. Okay, if you're ever in doubt about a question, just put down to Vinci and you're going to be wrong, but you're less likely to be wrong.
Yeah. Like who came up with this mathematical thing? DaVinci it's not necessarily didn't he do that? Like these are the vitruvian man that's called Yeah, the anatomy, anatomy and it also has to do with like proportions. Yeah, for art.
Will the theft of the Mona Lisa be on the test? Yes. Well, the fact that for pooping French nobility had exclusive access for centuries for the Mona Lisa be on the desk.
You know, I kind of think so we're talking about the history of the Mona Lisa specific I think so if we're talking about friends in general, we probably won't talk about their poop history, which again, schools teachers include that stuff. Kids love it. Hell, we're in our 30s. And we love it. We talked about a poop blog on Christmas.
Yeah. Because we're children, basically. Who blog. So will the two hour wait for a 32nd viewing of the Mona Lisa be on the test? Yes,
it's gonna be one of those hard things to because the teacher wants to encourage kids to go out and experience the art. But I feel like they'd have to put that in there because the kids would not get to experience the art.
Yeah, again. Monalisa there are some very high quality photographs of it that you can see. So that is the Mona Lisa.
Very, very cool. So what is something you learned about prohibition today
that we poison 10,000 people? That's just the number that died? We killed 10,000 people.
Yeah, I hate to think how many others have lifelong injuries from that. What did you learn about the Mona Lisa? I learned about we know who it is. Yeah, like I had all those things about how they thought it was a self portrait of Da Vinci, I had
like fight myself on just going into the Da Vinci Code, which is all bullshit. All of that is bullshit.
The only reason I made it through is I was stuck in an eight hour layover, and it was the only book I had. And unfortunately, I have the illustrated edition. And apparently the regular version has some kind of code in it the illustrated edition because the pages are different. It does not have that code. And you know how much I love codes
Brasilia Da Vinci Code, so stupid. It's like it's not a self portrait, and all of like the triangles that represent the Trinity or whatever. That's just basic goddamn composition of a fucking painting.
Yeah, math and art are the same thing. Yes, and music are the same thing. Also,
people who take the shit seriously, Dan Brown himself and said, this is fiction. All of this is fiction. Why are you taking this so seriously about my fictional work?
Yeah. Like a lot of these people who write these historical fiction books are hoping that you will become interested and learn more but not that you'll take it as fact like I love the Pillars of the Earth series again kids don't read those till you're 25 I love them. They are about real historical times. I learned a lot from them but it was stuff that's like okay, this is when they learned that you need to wash your hands different medical spread or disease spread a little bit so how did that actually happen? Because it wasn't this one none who figured it out? I learned so much about one of the world wars I think it was one just from reading pillar The Pillars of the Earth series. Again, it's a series or maybe it wasn't the post the that was the other series.
So those a Ken bullets I love
can fall it and I know it's like a dirty pleasure for a lot of people. Either you love him or you hate him. I love his book.
Those those novels, they are cinder blocks.
They are dense there.
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