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Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 01:23:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) Napoleon

On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:

> You know, the whole business about "why Napoleon kept his hand in his vest,"
> according to _any_ biography, is a huge red herring ... he did not (as far
> as I can tell) habitually go about with his hand in his vest.

> So ... what does this say about Den?

That he was the sort of youth who was a pedantic know-it-all and people
would get offended because they thought he was smarting off?

"Why did Napoleon keep his hand in his vest?"

"Gee, I don't know."

"Well, actually he didn't..."

(eyes roll)



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