Blowhard, Esq. writes:
Via these lectures which I’m in the middle of now (and highly recommend), today I learned that 221 years ago yesterday, Louis XVI was executed. Please mourn or celebrate as your politics require.
A picture of Louis in happier times. Dude was on the heavy side perhaps in part due to the breakfast he had every morning: one roast chicken, six eggs in sauce, and a slice of ham all washed down with a bottle and a half of champagne. (Although, man, that’s pretty Paleo, isn’t it?)