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Old 07-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #16
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Which war was called "Ha ha ha kicked some American butt!"?
Vietnam?
Civil war?
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #17
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Vietnam?
Civil war?
Grenada?

We WERE involved in that, right???
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #18
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eta - I liked the question about what the war between the North and South was called. There wasn't any answer that said, "The war of Northern Aggression," which is what the southerners call it, even today!
I actually heard some yahoo call it that on the floor of the Senate. If anyone ever says that to me I'm going to say "Is that the same as the War of Southern Stupidity?".
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:29 AM   #19
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I actually heard some yahoo call it that on the floor of the Senate. If anyone ever says that to me I'm going to say "Is that the same as the War of Southern Stupidity?".
Hee!

I took a Civil War Lit. class (was pretty much a history class with lit. thrown in) and we read Tony Horwitz's Confederates In The Attic which is a fabulous read even if you aren't into the Civil War. His observations on Southern attitudes about that war, even in the 21st C., are pretty illuminating/surprising.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:57 AM   #20
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As a northerner moving down to the DC area after college, I was surprised at all the southerners I would run into who would pull that "war of northern aggression" bullshit. It amazed me. I had never been exposed to that before. The war was over a century ago and these yahoos were still all wrapped up in it. It was something I never gave a second thought. It lived in the same compartment in my brain as the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. Old dusty history with no relevance to today.

Now that I've been down here 20+ years, I like it. It's interesting history and by keeping it alive they amuse me.

Check out this reenactment I went to last fall.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:38 AM   #21
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In Confederates In The Attic Tony goes to many a re-enactment. The guys were all "super hard core" meaning they totally LIVED like the soldiers, eating what they ate, wearing home-spun clothing, the whole enchilada. They scorned those who didn't go all the way with the re-enactment bit. For some guys, this is pretty much all they do all year long.


like climbing Mount Everest, it sounds like mental illness.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:18 PM   #22
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Grenada?

We WERE involved in that, right???
That's classified.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:22 PM   #23
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I actually heard some yahoo call it that on the floor of the Senate. If anyone ever says that to me I'm going to say "Is that the same as the War of Southern Stupidity?".
I call it "the war of southerners wanting to continue enslaving a race".
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:22 PM   #24
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In Confederates In The Attic Tony goes to many a re-enactment. The guys were all "super hard core" meaning they totally LIVED like the soldiers, eating what they ate, wearing home-spun clothing, the whole enchilada. They scorned those who didn't go all the way with the re-enactment bit. For some guys, this is pretty much all they do all year long.


like climbing Mount Everest, it sounds like mental illness.
For some reason I seem to have a number of friends whose brothers are into this reenactment cure. They say the same thing as you, some of the guys even put leeches on themselves or chiggers or bedbugs or some crazy-ass shit like that. There was one guy who was, let's say extra portly, and he wanted to be a confederate soldier. He was completely scorned and shunned because according to the battle they were reenacting all the confederates were starving and skinny, not barely fitting in their uniforms.
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For some reason I seem to have a number of friends whose brothers are into this reenactment cure. They say the same thing as you, some of the guys even put leeches on themselves or chiggers or bedbugs or some crazy-ass shit like that. There was one guy who was, let's say extra portly, and he wanted to be a confederate soldier. He was completely scorned and shunned because according to the battle they were reenacting all the confederates were starving and skinny, not barely fitting in their uniforms.
... and those were just the ones that were elected to the U.S. House and Senate.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:43 PM   #26
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The guys were all eating what they ate, the whole enchilada.
Hmmmm, doesn't sound so bad!

You've made me want to read the book though, Bri. Good job.

Re the kicking American butt line, I didn't have a war/ conflict in mind. Or if I did it might have involved men in pyjamas. I just thought it was funny to see what the answers were. And they did make me laugh. Thank you.
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Hmmmm, doesn't sound so bad!

You've made me want to read the book though, Bri. Good job.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #29
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Got 94 of 96. Missed the number of amendments and the year the constitution was written.
I've notified the FBI.

Your deportation will take place tonight at 0001.
You make take one carry on bag.

You will be blind-folded, roughed-up, have a fifth of whiskey pour over you and dumped in the rural area of a hostile foreign land where you will not know the language and hold no currency. No one will believe your story.

Good luck.
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I've notified the FBI.

Your deportation will take place tonight at 0001.
You make take one carry on bag.

You will be blind-folded, roughed-up, have a fifth of whiskey pour over you and dumped in the rural area of a hostile foreign land where you will not know the language and hold no currency. No one will believe your story.

Good luck.
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