I hope Ben is spending eternity looking at his brother and saying "Who has two thumbs and is on the $100 bill? This guy."
Kinda, he traveled to Philadelphia with a friend/ future business partner. They opened up one of Philadelphia' first newspapers with said friend who he would later have to leave because the man had a propensity to spend his keep on beer and he wasn't the best business associate.
Quote from BF's autobiography, "and so that muddied water kept those poor devils down".
(Not exact but you get it).
Read his autobiography, it changed my life for the better.
This is the same brother who unknowingly published Ben Franklin’s “Silence Dogood” editorials which were immensely popular and was really pissed to find out it was Ben and stopped publishing them. Total ass is the term for this man.
Sounds almost like the older brother from Better Call Saul.
Whenever I hear anything about Ben Franklin I think about the Ben Franklin stripper on the Office.
Jesus, that is absolutely abhorrent. Nothing in the world is sadder than the thought of having to move to Philly.
He was penniless then, but even to this day, he only has $100 to his name.
At what age did he start killing vampires?
I first read *Ben Franklin's Autobiograpy* in the early 80s. The copy I have includes *Poor Richard's Almanac* also by Franklin.
I've often recommended reading these two. Read the first and you'll get Ben's first hand account of the brother relationship plus much more on how to use clear thought. Read the second and you'll be amused and enlightened.
Ben was one of the major reasons we have our country. Along with Adams and Jefferson, Ben lived in France, working on the relationship between France and the nascent preconstitution USA. We owe much to France for protecting us in those early days.
Of the three, Ben was most loved by the French people. One French friend said that Ben was affectionately called "the father of our country" because he knocked up so many ladies while over there. Ben was a funny looking guy with a big personality.
Ben once nearly electrocuted himself while trying to kill the Christmas turkey (he thought it might make it more tender).
Also his son William Franklin during the revolution of 1776 was on the side of the British and every detail Ben said to him was relayed by letter to General Howe, the English commander.
Treachery i tell you.
When William was caught and locked up, his wife pleaded with Ben to release him but old Franklin just left him to his fate.
Cold but entirely understandable for his betrayal.
What is with these assholes whose only contribution to life is hold back talented people?