Setting: Copenhagen , late 19th century and jakobsen has just discovered a new grain to make great beer. He sets up a factory on a hill on the outskirts of town and soon becomes denmarks wealthiest man. Jakobsen calls his new concoction carls berg named after his second new creation, carl -and in a way typical of industrialists- makes his son and the place of the factory into one name: carlsberg.
Time passes, Jakobsen builds a beautiful yet ostentatious mansion next to the factory and watches his baby grow into a sensitive artistic boy. Carl, fearing his fathers dissaproval gives up his artistic pursuits to make beer . He borrows money from him and sets up another factory next to the mansion, calling his brand "new carlsberg" . It is a greater success than his fathers.
Jakobsen is not happy with young Carls endeavor and rewards his son with a disinheritance sealing off the windows on the left wing of his mansion so as to never set eyes on his sons factory . Soon after, he dies, turning his estate into a non profit foundation.
I was actually quite impressed by the mansion, particularly the idea that Bohr and his principle student, heisenberg, spent long days in the back yard inventing atomic physics and pondering the even greater political question of providing Hitler with an A-bomb. Maybe it was the beer or their above average intelligence that helped them reach the conclusion that a German A bomb was not a great idea. heres a toast to men of innovation and genius!
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|ian Buchanan and his anti-oedipus lecture|
|jacobsen beer carriage|