If you want, you can always play this again from the start to catch Pedro’s speech as to why you should vote for him but I’ve cued it to start at the beginning of what Napoleon had to present instead.
We’ll get to the relevance of this week’s particular choice and what this has to do with this just a bit later. As for what the movie “Napoleon Dynamite” is about, probably for the best if I let the film speak for itself if you haven’t seen it already and later decide to go pick it up. Right, on with the show.
Zhang Peng and the Ninth Brother once again find themselves meeting at the latrine. As Zhang Peng says, it must be fate. However, this was a deliberately planned meeting for the two of them to get their Machiavelli on. Since Michelangelo’s David was completed in 1504 and Machiavelli was born in 1469 (and died in 1527), this is in fact not ahead of its time. A few interesting things are learned from this meeting on top of just the plotting.
Namely, that the Ninth Brother being in charge of the palace’s Internal Affairs department means that he’s also responsible for the latrines. This includes properly visible signs, so no-one ends up in the wrong one except on purpose, and the location is near some nice gardens so there’s something to look at in the days before iPhones. Good latrines are also responsible for much improved public health outcomes as people aren’t just dumping their waste everywhere, so don’t let anyone ever tell you it’s something trivial, either. Good latrines save lives. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…