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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:07 pm 
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The gentleman on the left, by the name of Erwin Rohde, sporting a fashionable Imperial circa the 1860s, almost exactly 100 years before Zappa would popularize the style. Rohde was a German scholar and friend of Friedrich Nietzsche (seen on the right in the above photo). Tragically, he died at the young age of. . . 52 years.

If I believed in reincarnation. . . :smoke:

One headshot for good measure:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Interesting. Zappa's imperial was inspired by Johnny Otis so maybe Otis is Rhodes incarnate. Your theory begs the question: Do reincarnated people live to be the same age each life? What if they were reincarnated as a lamp? Would the lamp fall off a table and break after 52 years?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:45 pm 
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You're right, I hadn't factored good ole' Johnny into the equation.

I don't think reincarnation is plausible, though, just an interesting hypothesis with which I compare historical figures.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:39 am 
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KUIII wrote:
Interesting. Zappa's imperial was inspired by Johnny Otis so maybe Otis is Rhodes incarnate. Your theory begs the question: Do reincarnated people live to be the same age each life? What if they were reincarnated as a lamp? Would the lamp fall off a table and break after 52 years?
Well, Johnny Otis fell off a table and broke at age 90 in January 2012. So there's no telling!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:40 am 
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If you have an Imperial and a goatee what would it be called?


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Dyke_beard


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