Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
it's the Mach V from speed racer!
The only problem with most sports cars on the planet is that they are not made for tall people at all.
That's because we don't have to try and make up for inadequacies.
Napoleon probably had the fastest, well groomed horse in all of France.
During the Napoleonic Wars he was taken seriously by the British press as a dangerous tyrant, poised to invade. A nursery rhyme warned children that Bonaparte ravenously ate naughty people; the "bogeyman". The British Tory press sometimes depicted Napoleon as much smaller than average height, and this image persists. Confusion about his height also results from the difference between the French pouce and British inch—2.71 and 2.54 cm respectively; he was about 1.7m (5'7") tall, above average height for the period.
While you're probably not wrong about the horse, unless there's an old sex flipbook depicting a young and not well endowed Napoleon trying to make ends meet that I don't know about, it's probably more likely because he was rich and could afford it rather than compensating for something.