So it turns out that Hitler was a great big fartypants.
His private physician, Dr. Theo Morell, recorded in his diary that after Hitler downed a typical vegetable platter, “constipation and colossal flatulence occurred on a scale I have seldom encountered before.”
I wish I understood why the thought of Adolf Hitler with “colossal…agonizing flatulence” entertains me so much.
“The bourgeoisie will remember my carbuncles until their dying day,” Marx told Friedrich Engels in a letter from 1867.
Dermatological ailment as political metaphor. Heh.