The Met has been quick to toot its own horn, saying the return of these objects was voluntary and that they were under no legal obligation to do anything. Nor the famous Nefertiti bust held in Berlin. Nor the incredible Haremhad statue detained at the Met. Nineteen trinkets is nothing to crow about.
Rockerduck, usually simply referred to as Rockerduck, is a noted oil tycoon and one of Scrooge McDuck 's main business rivals. His name is a play on that of John D. Rockefellerthe American capitalist and philanthropist. Although the character is originally an American creation, Rockerduck is an example of a character who has become notable in the foreign market, particularly in stories produced for the Italian market.
Rockerduck has never made an animated appearance prior to the reboot of DuckTales. This story is the eleventh chapter of the Italian comic book series Storia e gloria della dinastia dei paperi, which shows the history of the McDucks and their rivalry with the Rockerducks from the ancient Egyptians to the present date.
In the story, Rockerduck's rich and unmarried father moves to the Klondike to have revenge on Scrooge McDuck's father for an incident between their fathers that happened years before.
After a dogsled chase on the slippery hills of Alaska, both rivals end up in the hospital, where Rockerduck falls in love with his golddigger nurse, with whom he has a baby: Rockerduck's parents reappeared years later in the The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck comic series, in which Rockerduck's father's full name was revealed to be Howard Rockerduck.
Rockerduck's strict aunt Eider. Ricky Rockerduck, one of Rockerduck's nephews. Rockerduck was also shown to have a nephew called Ricky Rockerduck in a later Uncle Scrooge comic. Aunt Eider became a recurring character afterwards. Personality Like his rival, Rockerduck is a shrewd businessman and has managed to organize a worldwide financial empire that can easily rival those of Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold.
Unlike them, he is not a tightwad but much more a liberal spender, preoccupied with showing his wealth to other people by buying expensive items and living an extremely luxurious lifestyle.
He seems to maintain that "you have to spend money to make money"; this trait makes him a natural antagonist to Scrooge, who is capable of going to absurd lengths to spare even trivial sums of money.
Rockerduck has a taste for luxury, and likes to show off his wealth. Besides his secretary, advisor, and right-hand man Jeeveshe does not seem to have any close confidants. Glomgold and Rockerduck in "Scrooge's Last Adventure".
Like Scrooge and Flintheart, Rockerduck is extremely competitive. He is an influential member of the Billionaires' Club of Duckburg, of which Scrooge and Flintheart are also members.
Only three stories feature him and Flintheart both, though: Another possible distinction between Scrooge and Rockerduck is their country of residence and where their investments lie.
In contrast to the Scottish birth of Scrooge, Rockerduck claims to be hailing from England, where he is sometimes depicted to be living, and shown to be the more active in Europe than in America, with some stories having Scrooge having to buy land from him or compete with him to be able to expand his businesses on the European markets.
This is often ignored in other stories to be able to have the rivals meet on a daily basis as in the case of Scrooge's other rival, Flintheart Glomgold who in the Barks stories lives in South Africa with John primarily managing his activities from a large business building he owns in Duckburg, and the three characters sitting at the same table in the Billionaires' Club of the city.
Rockerduck also has a passion for collecting. Besides his valuable coins and stamp collection, he is also the owner of an extensive art collection, including artifacts created from antiquity through to the 20th century.
Since Scrooge also has collections of the same theme and similar value, many of their confrontations center on them trying to obtain a new addition to their collections. On a more personal level, Scrooge and Rockerduck seem to bicker constantly, criticizing each other's ways of life and personal faults.
Although his confrontations with Scrooge have often found him defeated or even humiliated, he has commented on at least enjoying the challenge that Scrooge presents to him.
At times the two find each other co-operating to achieve common goals. If they are worthy rivals to each other, they also seem to make effective partners—but only on a temporary basis. Some stories portray Rockerduck in a more positive light and portray him as friendly towards Scrooge's associates like Brigitta McBridge and Donald Duck, as he has nothing personal against them.
When relaxed he can even be a pleasant companion for them or Scrooge.
In all these traits, he differs from Flintheart Glomgold. History Rockerduck and Scrooge in Boat Buster Rockerduck was created by Carl Barkswho used him in his comic Boat Buster first published in In this story, Rockerduck is portrayed as an oil tycoon who argues with Scrooge McDuck over which one of them makes the best gasoline.
To settle this, Scrooge and John agree each one to enter a boat at an upcoming race. Scrooge is so confident of his victory he says he could win regardless of who is driving his boat.
Trying to prove his point, Scrooge randomly picks somebody from the crowd watching their argument but completely loses confidence when that somebody happens to be his unlucky nephew Donald Duck. To increase his chances of victory, Scrooge sees to it that all other boats in the race were powered by his gasoline.“Jews And Money - Story Of A Stereotype,” is the title of a new book by Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti Defamation League.
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Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage / Edition 1 Whether antiquities should be returned to the countries where they were found is one of the most urgent and controversial issues in the art world today, and it has pitted museums, private collectors, and dealers against source countries, archaeologists, . In Who Owns Antiquity, Cuno argues that museums like the British Museum are the perfect forum to house art from various cultures, because those museums can display and describe those works of art within the broader context of humanity's timberdesignmag.coms: John D. Rockerduck, usually simply referred to as Rockerduck, is a noted oil tycoon and one of Scrooge McDuck's main business rivals. His name is a play on that of John D. Rockefeller, the American capitalist and philanthropist. Although the character is originally an American creation.
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John D. Rockerduck, usually simply referred to as Rockerduck, is a noted oil tycoon and one of Scrooge McDuck's main business rivals. His name is a play on that of John D. Rockefeller, the American capitalist and philanthropist. Although the character is originally an American creation.
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|Subscribe to read | Financial Times||View Citation summary Whether antiquities should be returned to the countries where they were found is one of the most urgent and controversial issues in the art world today, and it has pitted museums, private collectors, and dealers against source countries, archaeologists, and academics. Maintaining that the acquisition of undocumented antiquities by museums encourages the looting of archaeological sites, countries such as Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, and China have claimed ancient artifacts as state property, called for their return from museums around the world, and passed laws against their future export.|
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