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Advogato post for 2000-05-10 13:44:57

Money! I have money! Ok, I got my paycheck, life is good ;-)

I've been read­ing some his­to­ry books late­ly. XIX cen­tu­ry his­to­ry books to be pre­cise. Those guys were ei­ther too in­ter­est­ing, or had great bi­og­ra­pher­s.

For ex­am­ple, how could Lavalle, who was called "the head­less sword" say some­thing like this: "This fuck­ing land, where noone dares to kill me be­cause they fear me", af­ter com­mand­ing a 1000K­m, ex­treme­ly ug­ly, re­treat?

Al­so: idea for a his­toric ac­tion movie, based on fac­t: Hyp­po­lite Bouchard. French. Be­comes cap­tain of a cor­sair ship called "La Ar­genti­na". He sets off to sea, cross­es the Mag­el­lan strait, goes all the way up to Hawai­i.

There he buys back AN­OTH­ER ar­gen­tini­an ship called Cha­cabu­co, which was seized by Hawai­i, meets king Kame­ha Meha, who makes Hawaii the first na­tion to rec­og­nize ar­gen­tini­an in­de­pen­dence.

Then he mans the sec­ond ship with part of his crew, and com­pletes both with Hawai­ian na­tives.

That com­bi­na­tion of south amer­i­can and po­li­ne­sian crews then con­tin­ues one of the most ex­tra­or­di­nary raids in his­to­ry. They raid Mon­ter­rey (the ar­gen­tini­an flag was raised there for about 6 days), San­ta Bar­bara, a dozen oth­er town­s, sinks about 20 ship­s, and then comes down all the coast of Cen­tral Amer­i­ca.

Now, if some­one ac­tu­al­ly went and made the movie, would any­one BE­LIEVE it? I bet not.

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