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Napoleon Boat rides

What are the chances?  Flip on the radio to NPR in my car and hear a commentator: “well we are certainly not expecting something like a roller coaster with Josephine at the back”—and  I thought, they cannot be talking about Napoleanland.  But they are! And today, Feb 18. is an important reenactment of a battle, and also the deadline for the proposal for this theme park!  So there may yet be a boat ride to Elba…we’ll see.*

*Readers wondering at the Elba connection might start at the beginning—the metaphor of the frequentist in exile (when it comes to statistical foundations).

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Napoleonland: Oh My!

If this is real, I’m going.  I mean, a ski run through a battlefield “surrounded by the frozen bodies of soldiers and horses” and a recreation of Louis XVI being guillotined?  I expect they will also have a scary ride called, “Exile to Elba”.  I wonder what that might be like?  Just think of what they might sell at the giftshop.

Napoleonland”, the brainchild of former French minister and history buff Yves Jégo, is being touted as a rival to Disneyland – assuming, that is, it can gather the £180 million needed to leave the drawing board. Continue reading

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