History Jokes: Raphael (Italian Artist and Architect) responds to criticism.


Funny anecdotes and short stories are a great source of examples in public speeches. This website contains short funny stories, clean jokes and humorous legends of kings and queens, politicians, famous literary figures and artists from many books and sources. The styles of writers from different time periods was preserved - they often enhance the stories in an amusing way. Enjoy and have fun!

Raphael (Italian Artist and Architect) responds to criticism. 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 01:17 PM - Art History Jokes and Anecdotes, Famous funny quotes and sayings
Posted by Court Jester
Once while working on a frescoe in the Vatican, Raphael became irritated by the constant criticism coming from a couple of observing cardinals. One complained that, "The face of the apostle Paul is far too red". Raphael answered back, "He blushes to see into whose hands the church has fallen".
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Edgar Allan Poe: gross neglect of duty 
In 1831, Edgar Allan Poe was allegedly expelled from West Point for neglecting the dress code during public parade. It is said that he mocked the dress instructions by appearing naked, with a rifle over his shoulder, wearing a white belt and gloves. He was released from the academy for "gross neglect of duty".
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College Bloopers 
Sunday, April 19, 2009, 08:05 PM - Best Funny Short Stories in History, College humor
Posted by Administrator
Non Campus Mentis is an excellent collection of "bloopers, malapropisms, revisionist hypotheses, and creative interpretations of history" from actual student papers. This could be a great gift for a history teacher. Here are some excepts:

History, a record of things left behind by past generations, started in 1815. Thus we should try to view historical times as the behind of the present. This gives incite into the anals of the past.
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Prehistory, a subject mainly studied by anthroapologists, was prior to the year 1500. When animals were not available the people ate nuts and barrys. Social division of labour began when a tribe would split into hunters and togetherers. Crow Magnum man had a special infinity for this. Advances were most common during the intergalactic periods.
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The pyramids were large square triangles built in the desert. O'Cyrus, a god who lived in a piramid, would give you the afterlife if your sole was on straight.

Members of the upper class were able to live posthumorusly thorugh the art and facts buried with them. Eventually the Egyptians drowned in the desert.
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This was the beginning of Empire when Europeans felt the need to reach out and smack someone.
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Ferdinand and Isabella conquered Granola, a part of Spain now known as Mexico and the Gulf States.
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The Catholic church sold indulgences as a form of remission control. Luthar was into reorientation mutation. An angry Martin Luther nailed ninety-fve theocrats to a church door. The Pope's response was to declare Luther hereditary.
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People were allowed democratic freedoms like taking an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
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Zoroastroligism was founded by Zorro. This was a duelist religion.
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Finally, Europe caught the Black Death.The bubonic plague is a social disease in the sence that it can be transmitted by intercourse and other etceteras.
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Lincoln on the use of words in historic speeches 
Thursday, April 9, 2009, 08:01 PM - American history in jokes,anecdotes and funny facts, Jokes and anecdotes of famous people
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Government Printer Defrees, when one of the President's messages was being printed, was a good deal disturbed by the use of the term "sugar- coated," and finally went to Mr. Lincoln about it.

Their relations to each other being of the most intimate character, he told the President frankly that he ought to remember that a message to Congress was a different affair from a speech at a mass meeting in Illinois; that the messages became a part of history, and should be written accordingly.

"What is the matter now?" inquired the President.

"Why," said Defrees, "you have used an undignified expression in the message"; and, reading the paragraph aloud, he added, "I would alter the structure of that, if I were you."

"Defrees," replied the President, "that word expresses exactly my idea, and I am not going to change it. The time will never come in this country when people won't know exactly what 'sugar-coated' means."
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Death bed joke (Heinrich Heine) 
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 02:02 PM - Religious jokes, Church history jokes, Clean Christian jokes
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As Heinrich Heine, a famous German poet, laid on his death bed, an officious priest advised him to make his peace with God lest he die unforgiven. " I am not worried," Heine said, "Dieu me pardonnera; c'est son metier?" (God will forgive me. That's his job).
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