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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » On This Day In History
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…a concept shamelessly stolen from LC & IB Jeff Goldstein.

1866 — Chief Seattle, tired of the endless rain, dies at the age of 77. 141 years later, it’s still raining and Chief Seattle remains dead. Some things never change.

1893 — Mohandas Gandhi embarks upon a lifetime career of civil disobedience by managing to get himself kicked off a train in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Encouraged by this early success, Gandhi continues to make a pain of himself by refusing to do all manner of things in South Africa as well as India, ultimately leading to the downfall of the increasingly exasperated British Raj. Critics suggest that his career of disobedience actually began decades earlier when he refused to eat his vegetables.

1913 — Hudson Stuck, having nothing better to do, becomes the first to climb to the top of Mt McKinley. Shortly thereafter, he sets a second record by becoming the first to climb down again. To this day, people continue to climb up and down Mt McKinley for no good reason at all, other than the fact that it’s there.

1917 — The British Expeditionary Forces blow up Messines Ridge in Flanders by setting off nearly 1 million tonnes of explosives buried under it over a period of 18 months. Unfortunately for the Germans, they’re still sitting on the ridge when it happens. After successfully taking over the hole in the ground where Messines Ridge used to be, Field Marshal Douglas Haig opens the Third Battle of Ypres and succeeds, after months of heavy fighting in the mud, in gaining control of almost 15 yards of muddy countryside at the modest cost of 300,000 Allied casualties.

1942 — The Battle of Midway ends, along with any hopes Hirohito might have had of winning the war.

1954 — The Ford Motor Company Edsel Design Team goes to work. Unfortunately for Ford, nobody has the good sense to tell them to go home again.

1971 — The Supreme Court overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace by wearing a jacket with the f-word on it, ruling that vulgarity is protected speech. 31 years later, His Imperial Majesty launches “The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler”, demonstrating the lack of wisdom in that ruling.

1972 — McGovern tours the nation, campaigning against the war and promising to “go anywhere in the world” to end the war. The voters subsequently decide that “anywhere in the world” does not include the White House.

19 Responses to “On This Day In History”
  1. WayneB Comment by WayneB

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    McGovern tours the nation, campaigning against the war and promising to “go anywhere in the world” to end the war.

    So does that mean Cindy Sheehan is McGovern after a sex change operation?

  2. WayneB Comment by WayneB

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    Well.

    You won’t see a First comment out of me every year.

    Mheh.

  3. maxxdog Comment by maxxdog

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    Hehe
    A chuckle amongst all the bullshit going on. Thanks Misha. Some funny shit, indeed!

  4. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    Spew warning please Sire. Iced tea and computer monitors don’t interact well.

    Thanks for the laugh tho. *still giggling*

  5. Unregistered Comment by Cheryl

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    The Edsel was one nasty lookin’ car. McGovern was one tedious politician. I still remember his whining nasal voice. You guys think Cinty Shitecan is bad? Hard to do in print but: “We’ve got to stop this s-e-e-en-n-n-n-sless war!”

  6. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Hehe
    A chuckle amongst all the bullshit going on. Thanks Misha. Some funny shit, indeed!

    Thanks, Maxx. Truth be told, I needed the chuckle myself. You know, this place used to be fun.

    I’m thinking about making this a regular feature if you, dear readers, like it.

  7. Wishbone Comment by Wishbone

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    Hehe…. Funny that, Misha. You couldn’t go wrong throwing in an unashamed piss take every now and again mate.

    That bit about Messines Ridge reminds me of the old ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ series when ‘The Big Push’ is announced:

    George: Great Scott sir, you mean, you mean the moment’s finally arrived for us to give Harry Hun a darned good British
    style thrashing, six of the best, trousers down?

    Blackadder: If you mean, “Are we all going to get killed?” Yes.
    Clearly, Field Marshal Haig is about to make yet another gargantuan effort to move his drinks cabinet six inches closer to Berlin.

  8. Trooper THX1138 Comment by Trooper THX1138

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    Your Imperial Majesty

    I’m thinking about making this a regular feature if you, dear readers, like it.

    Please! It’s great, seeing your take on history! {begin pseudo-feminist sarcasm} Will Her Majesty Empress Sofia give daily takes on “herstory” too? {end pseudo-feminist sarcasm} I’d love her take on the stupidity that is modern feminism.

  9. Spartan24 Comment by Spartan24

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    So does that mean Cindy Sheehan is McGovern after a sex change operation?

    A rather unsucessful one though…

  10. Lady Heather Comment by Lady Heather

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    I needed the chuckle myself. You know, this place used to be fun.

    Indeed!

    I vote to make this a regular feature. (Like his Imperial Majesty gives a damn what this peasant thinks. ;) )

  11. MaxMomFL Comment by MaxMomFL

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    I declahr, history give me the vapors!

  12. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    Absolutely this feature needs an encore.

    Howdy there Lady H and MaxMom, I’ve missed you in the threads. Good to see ya again.

  13. Rurik Comment by Rurik

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    Please your Emperorship! Not a vote, this is an emprie after all, but an obsequious beg for this new feature.

  14. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    Rurik
    Hopefully I may be permitted one off-topic post. It shouldn’t be that distracting.

    Our great Emporer was kind enough to forward my e-mail address to you several days ago. Did you get it? The tagline has to do with pufferfish toxin. That’s really obscure, but it wouldn’t surprise me if you knew it.

  15. LC FIAR Comment by LC FIAR

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    Emperor, you thief! How could you?

  16. LC FIAR Comment by LC FIAR

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    I was just kidding, of course. It’s not like Fmragtops invented the idea either.

  17. L.C. Rowane Comment by L.C. Rowane

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    I’m thinking about making this a regular feature if you, dear readers, like it.

    Go for it Misha, this world needs more levity.

  18. NevadaDailySteve Comment by NevadaDailySteve

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    I’m thinking about making this a regular feature if you, dear readers, like it.

    Definitely. Noting brightens up the day like a little levity mixed in with the ranting at idiots, troll bashing and general mayhem. One of the reasons I love this site is the fact you never know what’s going to come up on your screen when you hit the bookmark for it.

    Chief Seattle, tired of the endless rain, dies at the age of 77. 141 years later, it’s still raining and Chief Seattle remains dead.

    I knew it, under that black cape and breathing mask is. . . Chevy Chase?

    Ducking and covering, rushes into fallout shelter.

  19. LC Moriarty Comment by LC Moriarty

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    I’m thinking about making this a regular feature if you, dear readers, like it.

    Another vote in favor, Emperor.

    (That and gun pr0n… lots of gun pr0n…)

    The tagline has to do with pufferfish toxin. That’s really obscure, but it wouldn’t surprise me if you knew it.

    Hah. I used to work with the stuff. Tell us where the tetrodo- in tetrodotoxin comes from.

    Now that’s obscure…