Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thursday Wit

Welcome to November. I don't know where you are at, but it ain't to bad here. So far we had some cold mornings and comfortable days. Goods stuff. Well lets get into it....

207 years ago John Adams was the first president to move into the White House. Good stuff. I am sure he partied it up and all that jazz. Yeah and pink elephants would fly out of my butt. The place was barely finished and in some places not complete at all. The was little heat and it was a damp, musty place. Adams wrote this in a letter to his wife, "Before I end my letter, I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof." I guess he had no clue about the Bushies, Clintons, Nixon, or Harding. Side note, interesting how he capitalized the word Men.

I am trying to cut down on the pictures I post, so this was made available for public consumption in 1512. Beautiful. If your into art that is. Some people look at that and could care less. But those people usually refer to porn as art. Which is an argument for another day. I said another day. Just look at the paintings.

ahhh, the time was 1936 - Benito Mussolini made a speech in Milan, Italy, in which he described the alliance between Italy and Nazi Germany as an "axis" running between Berlin and Rome. I bet he had no idea he just made up the name for his team. You know Hitler held that shit against him. No matter how on time the trains were. Look when your trying to take over the world and one of your minions trumps you by casting your teams name into history, you may hold a grudge. Thats all I'm sayin here...

Man o War passed on in 1947 and became Can o Glue. But seriously, that damn horse won just about everything it ran in. The only race he lost was when the race started and he wasn't even facing the start line. Hell he almost won that too, only lost by half a length. Won over a quarter mil in 1920's. Thats a lot of cash people. Then got put out to stud and sired a whole string of champs. Everyone likes a sexy winner. And for us Marylanders, in 1918 Man o' War was sold for $5,000 to Samuel D. Riddle, who brought the horse to his Glen Riddle Farm near Berlin, Maryland.
As a sire, Man o' War was impressive as well, producing more than 64 stakes winners and 200 various champions. Though many complain that Mr. Riddle did not breed him to good enough mares after the first five seasons, Man o'War still sired many greats, including American Flag and Crusader, who won back-to-back runnings of the Belmont Stakes in 1925 and 1926. Both colts earned U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt honors, and Crusader was also voted U.S. Horse of the Year. Among Man o' War's other famous offspring were Battleship, who won the 1938 English Grand National steeplechase, and War Admiral, the 1937 Triple Crown winner. Another of his offspring, Hard Tack, sired Seabiscuit. His son War Relic was his most successful sire. Tiznow, Honour and Glory, and Bertrando are all sire-line descendants of Man o' War. Many great horses, if you look long into their pedigrees, are related in some way to Man O' War.
Don't you love it when history reaches out and touches you? Stop lying you know you do. I love the fact the greatest race horse in history trotted around my neighborhood. Love it. And he was a stud too. Good stuff. Alright lets move on...

If your into music, Wham had the number 1 hit back in 1984, they were singing about Freedom. Sorry for that, also this is the day we all had to carry our sad asses to the movies to see Titanic. Who knew? Its not like we, the public, can be left alone to like things that have taste, in 2001 the number one song was "I'm Real" by J Lo. WTF? J Lo sucks. That wench spends like $8000 a day on makeup and let me say that it aint working. But its all good cause if you born today, you share a birthday with Jenny McCarthy. And thats sexy. Plus she is more than a blond with boobs. If you haven't read anything about the struggles she had with her autistic son, go look it up. That is a strong woman. Plus I watched her brief comedy on TV and I laughed a couple of times. I liked it.

Alright, get out there and convince someone else that the GOP sucks.

1 comment:

Butterfly said...

"May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof." hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahhahaha - i almost fell out of my chair laughing.

in fact, i'm still laughing.