Saturday, September 26, 2020

Today -100: September 26, 1920: Of flying kings, farms, nervous derangements, puzzling hunger strikers, and traveling men

Headline of the Day -100 or Possibly an Animated Film With Patton Oswalt Coming Out in a Year or Two: 

He even flies over Vatican City, the first time he has laid eyes on it. He could even see the pope.

Financier/philanthropist Jacob H. Schiff dies. Big in Jewish immigration charities.

Cox accuses Harding of having adopted his current position of total opposition to the League of Nations, reservations or no reservations, in a deal with Hiram Johnson for the latter’s support in the West. Cox will keep demanding to see the letter supposedly setting out this deal. To be fair, Harding’s position on the League has changed with every gentle breeze.

Asked by an audience member about bonuses for soldiers, Cox says he knows something better: “giving every one of the soldier boys who desires it a home and a farm.” Because everyone wants a fucking farm and everyone hates cash.

French former president Paul Deschanel checks into “a sanatorium for nervous derangement” (one of Napoleon’s old ch√Ęteaus, in fact), where the NYT thinks he will likely be confined until he dies. In fact, he’ll be sent to a different sanatorium for nervous derangement, the French Senate, in January. The Times can now drop its previous discretion and reveal that since becoming president a few months ago, Deschanel has suffered from persecution mania, believing there is a conspiracy against him. Imagine what it would be like to have a president like that. Just imagine it. The first clue that something might be wrong was that he kept doing things like walking into canals and falling out of moving trains. Also the occasional public nudity.

Headline of the Day -100:  

46 days; the doctors think they should be dead by now.

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