mouse Mon Aug 11 18:19:55 2003|
requiescat in pace
one hates to post bad news, but this _was_ a headline item in the most recent mini-AIR. (http://www.improbable.com/airchives/miniair/twenty-first-century/MINI2003-07.txt) (and of course, one presumes that _our_ napoleon will continue to flourish on the mental stage)
2003-07-12 The Sad Decline of Napoleon
The emperor Napoleon has fallen from favor. As a result, our NAPOLEON IN MIND research project is a complete failure. We had planned to compile a complete guide to all documented cases of people who believe themselves to be the emperor Napoleon. To that end, last month we invited medical professionals to send info about any such individuals of whom they have first-hand knowledge, or to send citations of published medical reports of such cases. We received nothing but shadowy, nth-hand pseudo-not-quite- memories. And so, Napoleon has left the mental stage; he has been exiled even from the kingdom of the schizophrenics.