Munchhausen


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Munch·hau·sen

(mench-how'zen),
Karl F.H. von, German nobleman, soldier, and raconteur, 1720-1797. See: Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
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As one might expect, established members of the film industry and the conservative press ridiculed the young men for their audacity, linking their inflated rhetoric to that of the great liar of lore, Baron Munchhausen, and calling them Obertniinchhausener.
The company is re-visiting the fanciful tales of Germany's most imaginative nobleman with "Baron Munchhausen." The miniseries, which stars Jan Josef Liefers, will air on ARD in December.
El baron de Munchhausen, en los relatos de sus propias aventuras incluyo un paseo lunar, historia que inserto Rudolf Erich Raspe en su libro de 1785: Hazanas extraordinarias y extravagantes.
When circumstances take him to rural Ireland, on the trail of Rudolf Erich Raspe, the author of The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen (and quite possibly an ancestor of his), Sven is launched headlong into another quest.
Entao, o projeto nada mais faz que enfatizar esse destino, autoconfirmando a profecia e impedindo os criminalizaveis de, ad instar do Barao de MUNCHHAUSEN, erigirem-se da lama alcando-se pelos proprios cabelos (7) ou, quem sabe, peruca, porque, nao devemos esquecer, seriam eles considerados, com a aprovacao do projeto, tambem, mentirosos.
El primero, dice, se efectua en el plano logico-formal y, por el caracter mismo de la logica, no puede asegurar la verdad de ningun contenido sin hacer intervenir el trilema de Munchhausen. El segundo, en cambio, se rige por la incongruencia interna del acto argumentativo que niega la evidencia del elemento a fundamentar.
In his dreams he probably feels like the Baron von Munchhausen, who found himself on a narrow path, with a lion behind him getting ready to spring and a crocodile in front of him opening its awesome jaws.
He famously compares such attempts to the myth of Baron yon Munchhausen, who tries to extricate himself and his horse from a bog by pulling on his pigtail.