Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I love the smell of napalm in the morning...

Violence happens. Hell it happens so frequently around some of us, we don't even pay attention to it any more. After reading through the annals of history for almost a decade now, I have found there are days that have a propensity for violence. So I am going to give you deadly Wednesday.

First on the list of Deadly Wednesday, the beheading of King Charles I. This happened way back in 1649. I personally don't like British history. It gets my fur up on end. All this speak of commons and nobles, the Church of England, and Oliver Cromwell is TIRED. So lets move on shall we...

The second act of violence isn't actually deadly, but violent none the less. In 1798, the first brawl in the U.S. House of Representatives took place. Congressmen Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold fought on the House floor. That is what I am talking about. Some serious disobedience in the House. I personally would love to see some throw down with our current crop of politicians. Pelosi is from Balitmore folks, she is a tough girl. I would put money on her in a New York minute to whoop some ass. Or how about some color for a throw down between Dutch Ruppersberger and John Boozman? Just the names alone would be worth a fight. But I raise my cold cup of coffee to the good old days when problems could be solved by a left hook to the jaw. Enter that in the records...

Okay if you know about the tragic death of Rudolph, crown prince of Austria, and his 17-year-old mistress, Baroness Marie Vetsera, were found shot in his hunting lodge at Mayerling, near Vienna in 1889, you know way to much about history. But seriously, those fucking Austrians are some violent war like fuckers. See WWI.

Hey don't go anywhere, we are just getting to last century...

Guess who was named German Chancellor in 1933? Yep, everyones favorite war criminal and evil mastermind, A Hitler. And like many other forms of fascism, no one saw it coming...

This here is the heart breaker for me, in 1948 and angry Hindu shot and killed Mahatma Gandhi. Dude, let me speak for a great deal of people when I say you suck. How in the hell can you pull out a gun and shoot Gandhi? WTF? As many of you know, Gandhi inspired many other great people to do great things for many others. And if we could get half that effort from 1% of the population, just think how great this world can be. What irony when a man know for his non-violent activism is gunned down in an act of extreme violence. Rest in peace Mahatma.

1962 - Two members of the "Flying Wallendas" high-wire act were killed when their seven-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit, MI. If you don't think this was shocking, you weren't there. For the quick history, here is the wiki article on them. That family has given a lot of life to the high wire act.

In 1968 the Tet Offensive began. Nuff said there.

And the last entry on Deadly Wednesday is Bloody Sunday. The year was 1972, in Northern Ireland, British soldiers shot and killed thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers. The day is known as "Bloody Sunday." If your a fan of U2, you know the song.

So there it is. Deadly Wednesday. The best part is I got a couple of co-workers rolling into work this morning all mad and wanting to spread some violence. They have no idea of the legacy they are carrying on. So make the world a better place, punch the person next to you in the face! Good night now!

1 comment:

Butterfly said...

good god, wit. now i'm f'in depressed. (thanks!) :-p