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Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 22:31
by SandRider
Hunchback Jack wrote:Not really on topic, but anyhoo ...

http://xkcd.com/787/

HBJ


thankee!

if I could get one of you graphic-whiz kids (Seltzer? lojack?) to cram all the windturbine panels into a little gif,
that'd definitely be in my sig from time to time ...

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 27 Sep 2010 15:00
by SandRider

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 28 Sep 2010 02:45
by merkin muffley
Ken Burns is a little pussyfart, but I have to admit "The Civil War" was a great series. Part of the reason it was so good is Shelby Foote. He might be my favorite thing about that documentary.

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 28 Sep 2010 13:17
by Freakzilla
merkin muffley wrote:Part of the reason it was so good is Shelby Foote. He might be my favorite thing about that documentary.


I love his beard.

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 28 Sep 2010 21:49
by SandRider
the only thing important about the Ken Burns series was that it brought Shelby to more national prominence;
it's about the only video interview he ever did; the only reason the Ken Burns show seems important was
the relentless promotion by PBS and NPR, generating a large viewing audience in the original run and re-runs ....

other than Shelby and a few other worthwhile interviews w/ leading historians of the time (not including
William C. Davis, the KJA of Civil War Academia) the Ken Burns series was nothing more than a Matthew Brady
slideshow, set to questionable music ...

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 30 Sep 2010 18:32
by Spicelon
SandRider wrote:the only thing important about the Ken Burns series was that it brought Shelby to more national prominence;
it's about the only video interview he ever did; the only reason the Ken Burns show seems important was
the relentless promotion by PBS and NPR, generating a large viewing audience in the original run and re-runs ....

other than Shelby and a few other worthwhile interviews w/ leading historians of the time (not including
William C. Davis, the KJA of Civil War Academia) the Ken Burns series was nothing more than a Matthew Brady
slideshow, set to questionable music ...


I will have to vehemently disagree with your assessment, but really, I don't feel compelled to convince otherwise. I just wanted to use the word "vehement". ;)

Seriously though, I was very much emotionally engaged by the mini. I liked the music and the interviews and the letters and such. Maybe it was the hoopla that surrounded it that grates against you? (although to be honest I don't remember any sort of marketing campaign for it. It pretty much took everybody by surprise, at least in my world it did).

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 30 Sep 2010 19:02
by SandChigger
Spicelon wrote:I just wanted to use the word "vehement". ;)

:lol: There are words which at times compel us to use them, just to savor the taste of them on the (mental) tongue. It's a good word, and a good day for it. :P

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 30 Sep 2010 19:20
by Spicelon
SandChigger wrote:
Spicelon wrote:I just wanted to use the word "vehement". ;)

:lol: There are words which at times compel us to use them, just to savor the taste of them on the (mental) tongue. It's a good word, and a good day for it. :P


Why thankee! Although, there certainly wasn't much vehemence to my reply, other than my stating it. I simply cannot coordinate thought and action today.

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 01 Oct 2010 00:56
by D Pope
Pshaw!

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 01 Oct 2010 05:38
by SandChigger
:lol:

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 01 Oct 2010 10:55
by merkin muffley
Spicelon wrote:
SandRider wrote:the only thing important about the Ken Burns series was that it brought Shelby to more national prominence;
it's about the only video interview he ever did; the only reason the Ken Burns show seems important was
the relentless promotion by PBS and NPR, generating a large viewing audience in the original run and re-runs ....

other than Shelby and a few other worthwhile interviews w/ leading historians of the time (not including
William C. Davis, the KJA of Civil War Academia) the Ken Burns series was nothing more than a Matthew Brady
slideshow, set to questionable music ...


I will have to vehemently disagree with your assessment, but really, I don't feel compelled to convince otherwise. I just wanted to use the word "vehement". ;)

Seriously though, I was very much emotionally engaged by the mini. I liked the music and the interviews and the letters and such. Maybe it was the hoopla that surrounded it that grates against you? (although to be honest I don't remember any sort of marketing campaign for it. It pretty much took everybody by surprise, at least in my world it did).


I'm nostalgic about it. I think I was in Junior High School, growing up in Gettysburg, when it came out. I'm pretty jaded about Ken Burns (can't stand him, in fact) but I still have a soft spot for the Civil War Series. And Voltron.

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 03 Oct 2010 01:06
by SandRider
average Public's trip thru an encampment;
this is why I hate the Fuckers and say things like:
No, get the fuck outtta my camp and I dunno, lessee if'n it's sharp ...
or park exit's thattaway, folks and Look here, dude, I don't give a flying fuck about your opinion on slavery and The War;
carry your bitch-ass over to the Victorian Ladies' Tea Party afore I put these spurs up in your butt ....



Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 11 Oct 2010 10:17
by cmsahe
E. LeGuille wrote:If the South had won the war...uth.

If the South had won, you all would be discussing What if the North had won the war; :)

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 11 Oct 2010 12:01
by SandRider
that's the smartest goddamn thing I've heard in a long time ...

I think I'll use that for some SCV camp T-shirts ...



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and carlos get cookie:
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Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 11:31
by SandRider
I think I had intended to keep all my ghafla ramblings about my other hobby
here in this thread, but .... anyway, re-post from another thread ...
I'm leaving for Fort McKavett about dawn; they're doing a sesquicentennial event a little early,
re-enacting Ben McCullough's rangers riding into to the fort to take control after General
Twiggs surrendered all the federal forts to the "Army of Texas" - which right then and there
was really just Ben & his rangers, and the boys in the US army who quit and formed up militia
units, until the CS army got more organized - that's one of the things they're doing too,
about 2pm tomorrow afternoon the boys portraying the rangers will change into brown
jeancloth unirforms and there will be a ceremony organizing them into the CS army as
the First Texas Cavalry - historically then, the First Texas Cav was there at McKavett
until 1862 when then went with General Sibley to get their asses handed to them up
in northern New Mexico Territory ... the 7th Texas Cavalry & Frontier Guard then
occupied the fort until the end of the war, and it was used as a POW camp for
Union boys from late 1863 on ... that is the time period they want to really re-enact
bigtime next year, sometime before the Liendo Plantation event the week before
Thanksgiving ... so this is a minor event, and really sorta hardcore - the boys
that are being Ben's Rangers are tonight down on the banks of the San Saba River,
a few miles from the fort, sleeping on the rocks with nothing but a bedroll, if that -
most of 'em are probably just rolled up in their dusters ... and the (relative) cold front
came thru this afternoon - it's about 40 out right now, wind blowing colder and it's
damp, too ...

and the event is "early" in the sequence of events- South Carolina won't secede until December,
Texas will secede on February 2, and Twiggs will turn over the forts on Feb. 13 ...(there is a
yearly re-enactment of this in front of the alamo, of course, next year's will be much bigger) ...

but McKavett's annual "Muster" is in March, and has always been an "Indian War Period" event;
this fort is also one that was turned over from State Parks to the Texas Historical Commission (THC)
(yes, I know ...) and the Historical Commission wants all their sites to have two major events a year -
since the sesquicentennial of The War is just starting, and since McKavett had a very re-enactable
role during the War, they think they're going to have the regular Buffalo Soldier event in March and
a Civil War event in November for the next four years, and then figger something else out ....

I'm going to show up dressed as a civilian and loudly oppose secession and the jackasses that're trying
to drag us into this unnecessary war; I expect several altercations involving walking sticks and possibly
sabers, and I also expect to be shot dead in front of Officer's Quarters Number One by Ben McCullough hisself ...



and I was gonna give y'all an after-action report on how fucking AWESOME this event was,
"Awesome" here used in the correct sense and not in tehKJA-sense... but now I don't
care and I'm way behind in other stuff -

leaving for Liendo Plantation in the morning, and have a number of loose ends to tie up;
like all of them ...

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 11:35
by SandRider
I will be gone for the next three to six weeks on the Spring Campaign;
I am only posting this because either last year or the year before
when I did the big-ass Fall Campaign, y'all thought I'd died ....

no such fucking luck ....

three to six weeks because I have two sets of encampments
to be stretched over 7 events, and I may or not return here
(home) during the week and a half in between .... depends
on my health, the state of spring cotton, how many cows the
mexicans kill while I'm gone, & etc.

I may or may not commandeer someone's innerwebz device
during that time and check in here @ the sietch ...

May the God of Your Choice Bless and Keep You.

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 12:36
by TheDukester
SandRider wrote:I will be gone for the next three to six weeks on the Spring Campaign ...

Go, South!

I have a feeling this is your year. This time, it's y'all that will win this thing.

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 12:57
by Omphalos
Have fun, Rider!

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 13:26
by Serkanner
Have fun and take good care of yourself.

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 18:49
by SandChigger
Go in haste and return at leisure!

(No, wait, that didn't come out right, did it? ... TAKE CARE!)

:shifty:

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 19:57
by Hunchback Jack
Have a great time.

(And thanks for letting us know; we were genuinely worried last time)

HBJ

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 19:59
by D Pope
Fare well Rider, keep your socks dry and shoot a yank for me! :D

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 21:58
by merkin muffley
Have fun, SR, and beware the ghost of Bob Wills. If you say his name three times by campfire he shows up and you have to have a conversation with him.

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 22:48
by Omphalos
Be sure to watch yer cornhole!

Re: The South Will Rise Again ....

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 23:32
by Robspierre
SR, show them bastards what for!

Rob