Sunday, January 15, 2006

Who is this Guy?

Hint: it's not Moses. First one to guess right gets bragging rights.

11 Comments:

At 11:25 AM, Blogger dorsey said...

OOH! OOH! OOOH! Pick me! [/handraised]

That's John Brown, the militant ass-kicking anti-slavery guy who put Harper's Ferry on the map. He never heard about peaceful protest (probably because of all the gunfire).

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger Zeke said...

JOHN BROWN IT IS!

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger nathaniel adam king said...

Whatever, dorsey just put his mouse over the picture and saw that the file's name was 'johnbrown3.jpg'.

He made up all that other stuff.

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger Zeke said...

So if there's an award to be handed out, it's to Zeke for doofusitude. :P

Seriously Dorse, did you know that was Brown?

 
At 7:28 PM, Blogger Zeke said...

Interesting historical fact: the army detachment that captured Brown and his raiders was commanded by none other than Colonel Robert E. Lee.

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Mrs Zeke said...

Babe does this mean Missy won't draw you another pic for your blog?

Love you

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger Zeke said...

I'd like her to. I had other reasons for using this guy, and I'll fill you in.

 
At 7:08 AM, Blogger nathaniel adam king said...

In defense of Dorsey, I don't think he is smart enough to find out the way I did!

OH! BURN!

I'm on a roll! :):)

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger SB said...

I knew it was John Brown, but only because that portrait is on the cover of the first Kansas album. Yes, I am that old...

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger Jeff Kursonis said...

I feel like I've seen that painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in NYC ?? If that's it, it's in the modern or contemporary American section.

 
At 6:17 AM, Blogger dorsey said...

March 16, 2006

I'm browsing Zeke's archives looking for something else and stumbled across this old post, only to find that my integrity has been questioned BY A TEXAN!

Well, if you can quit buggering armadillos for five minutes, and uncork your nose from John Calvin's french rectum, it might occur to you that American history consists of a bit more than a bunch of rednecks getting their asses handed to them at the Alamo.

Punk.

Yes indeed, I knew that picture was John Brown (it never occurred to me to click on the picture). His raid on Harper's Ferry was a seminal event in the advent of the Civil War. In fact, there was an episode of "The American Experience" which featured Brown prominently.

I forgot about the Kansas cover. I'm that old, too.

 

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