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(Chron)   The Alamo will exhibit the historic "victory or death" letter written by Lt. Col. William Travis. The letter will be displayed in the Alamo's basement   (chron.com) divider line 74
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2013-02-17 02:57:05 PM  
In a locked filing cabinet in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying Beware of Leopard?
 
2013-02-17 03:05:59 PM  
I'll go check it out, after I find my bicycle.
 
2013-02-17 03:43:43 PM  
 
2013-02-17 04:02:06 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com

/obscure?
 
2013-02-17 04:29:56 PM  

calbert: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x350]

/obscure?


It's so obscure it's directly referenced in the headline and in every comment thereafter.
 
2013-02-17 05:46:35 PM  
Right next to the plans for the hyperspace bypass...
 
2013-02-17 05:48:19 PM  
I'll never fully understand why the first Taco Bell meant so much to Texas settlers, but here we are.
 
2013-02-17 05:50:36 PM  
SPOILER:We're not all speaking German.
 
2013-02-17 05:51:03 PM  

emersonbiggins: I'll never fully understand why the first Taco Bell meant so much to Texas settlers, but here we are.


This is the worst post in the thread.  It is neither a H2G2 or a Peewee reference.

fark you.
 
2013-02-17 05:54:02 PM  

emersonbiggins: I'll never fully understand why the first Taco Bell meant so much to Texas settlers, but here we are.


What are you talking about?  It's not a Taco Bell.  It's a place to watch movies and drink beer at the same time.
 
2013-02-17 05:56:06 PM  
I'm guessing that the answer was "Death", amirite?
 
2013-02-17 05:57:12 PM  
Oh, that's that must be the war where Davy Crockett was caught cowardly fleeing and abandoning his friends at the Alamo.
 
2013-02-17 06:01:37 PM  

emersonbiggins: I'll never fully understand why the first Taco Bell meant so much to Texas settlers, but here we are.


They understood that in the future ALL restaurants are Taco Bell
 
2013-02-17 06:02:42 PM  
PW just got picked up hitchhiking by Large Marge.
 
2013-02-17 06:02:47 PM  
It seems typical of American rhetoric that "Liberty or Death" is their battle cry when one of their grievances was the fact they couldn't keep slaves.  Did no one back then even notice this?  It's almost like the First Amendment should have been the right to cognitive dissonance.
 
2013-02-17 06:04:09 PM  
www.aerojockey.com
 
2013-02-17 06:04:37 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com

/ 71F and sunny today :-)
 
2013-02-17 06:08:45 PM  

calbert: /obscure?


Are you retarded?
 
2013-02-17 06:13:24 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: calbert: /obscure?

Are you retarded?


How does the hook in your mouth feel?
 
2013-02-17 06:14:51 PM  
I'll come back later once this turns into a race-baiting biatch and moan thread.

/won't take long
 
2013-02-17 06:16:01 PM  
gorillafilmmagazineblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-17 06:16:24 PM  
"There are thousands and thousands of uses for corn, all of which I will explain to you, RIGHT NOW!"

/met Jan Hooks once
//giggity
///CSB
 
2013-02-17 06:20:28 PM  

aerojockey: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: calbert: /obscure?

Are you retarded?

How does the hook in your mouth feel?


Like a garbage truck dropped off the Empire State Building.
 
2013-02-17 06:32:01 PM  

TheBigLie: It seems typical of American rhetoric that "Liberty or Death" is their battle cry when one of their grievances was the fact they couldn't keep slaves.  Did no one back then even notice this?  It's almost like the First Amendment should have been the right to cognitive dissonance.


Um...what?
 
2013-02-17 06:33:38 PM  
Next to the bicycle?
 
2013-02-17 06:39:26 PM  
Forgot about that place...
 
2013-02-17 06:47:49 PM  
David Crockett died of rabies after being attacked by a stampeding herd of raccoons.

img46.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-17 06:49:05 PM  

aerojockey: [www.aerojockey.com image 640x677]


Why is Mexican in quotes?
 
2013-02-17 06:53:31 PM  

TheBigLie: It seems typical of American rhetoric that "Liberty or Death" is their battle cry when one of their grievances was the fact they couldn't keep slaves.  Did no one back then even notice this?  It's almost like the First Amendment should have been the right to cognitive dissonance.


Slavery was not the central reason.  There were several other Mexican states that rebeled at the same time, and slavery had been conceded prior to the revolution.   The Bexar Remonstrance outlines most of the issues which were complicated when Santa Anna centeralized the government.
 
2013-02-17 06:56:49 PM  

TheBigLie: It seems typical of American rhetoric that "Liberty or Death" is their battle cry when one of their grievances was the fact they couldn't keep slaves.  Did no one back then even notice this?  It's almost like the First Amendment should have been the right to cognitive dissonance.


The Texans were just demonstrating the time-honored principle that when you immigrate to another country you speak their language, adopt their customs, and above all, obey their laws.
 
2013-02-17 06:58:21 PM  

Perducci: emersonbiggins: I'll never fully understand why the first Taco Bell meant so much to Texas settlers, but here we are.

What are you talking about?  It's not a Taco Bell.  It's a place to watch movies and drink beer at the same time.


Have you tried the cookies and ice cream?  All fresh baked and gooey.  Bonus:  no childrens.  Best movie chain evar.

/after the Alamo, hit Boudro's for some fresh guacamole and a prickly pear margarita
 
2013-02-17 06:58:25 PM  
What's surprising to learn is that those who took a stand at the Alamo didn't last very long at all.  Once the Mexican Army decided to attack they lasted something like 90 minutes.  Small surprise, really, given how enormously outnumbered they were.
 
2013-02-17 07:04:37 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: In a locked filing cabinet in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying Beware of Leopard?


DONE IN ONE.

/ Came here to say this.

// Fists, shaking.  And it's not because I just had sugar.
 
2013-02-17 07:16:48 PM  

revrendjim: TheBigLie: It seems typical of American rhetoric that "Liberty or Death" is their battle cry when one of their grievances was the fact they couldn't keep slaves.  Did no one back then even notice this?  It's almost like the First Amendment should have been the right to cognitive dissonance.

The Texans were just demonstrating the time-honored principle that when you immigrate to another country you speak their language, adopt their customs, and above all, obey their laws.


Sorry, I'm not going to support Santa Anna on this one. It's thanks to him that northern Mexico is an impoverished wasteland today: The revolution actually started there, not in Texas.
 
2013-02-17 07:21:11 PM  

Gyrfalcon: revrendjim: TheBigLie: It seems typical of American rhetoric that "Liberty or Death" is their battle cry when one of their grievances was the fact they couldn't keep slaves.  Did no one back then even notice this?  It's almost like the First Amendment should have been the right to cognitive dissonance.

The Texans were just demonstrating the time-honored principle that when you immigrate to another country you speak their language, adopt their customs, and above all, obey their laws.

Sorry, I'm not going to support Santa Anna on this one. It's thanks to him that northern Mexico is an impoverished wasteland today: The revolution actually started there, not in Texas.


I actually know this, I was just throwing down some snark.
 
2013-02-17 07:22:34 PM  
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/I can paste images into the comment editor now?
 
2013-02-17 07:23:10 PM  

LordOfThePings: [gorillafilmmagazineblog.files.wordpress.com image 430x306]


Victory cake, please.
 
2013-02-17 07:28:04 PM  
They got shag carpet down there?
 
2013-02-17 07:32:41 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: calbert: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x350]

/obscure?

It's so obscure it's directly referenced in the headline and in every comment thereafter.


You seem tense.
www.i-mockery.com
Let's dance.
 
2013-02-17 07:34:09 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What's surprising to learn is that those who took a stand at the Alamo didn't last very long at all.  Once the Mexican Army decided to attack they lasted something like 90 minutes.  Small surprise, really, given how enormously outnumbered they were.



    and even more surprising is 5,000 Mexican troops were transported to San Antonio in six wagons....
 
2013-02-17 07:35:04 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: In a locked filing cabinet in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying Beware of Leopard?


I see I'm not needed here.
 
2013-02-17 07:40:25 PM  

jaytkay: aerojockey: [www.aerojockey.com image 640x677]

Why is Mexican in quotes?


Much of the troops attacking the Alamo were fellow Texans, who, for whatever reason thought that "Mexican" rule worked for them.

/And it was between seasons and the farmers could make some extra money...
//Anna had to charge 'cause it was gettin' on to plantin' time.
 
2013-02-17 07:43:49 PM  
Ya.  The general idea I had on the Texas revolution was a bunch of Americans moved there, Santa Anna turned it into a craphole, so they said we wanna be part of America now.  They may have had a very valid point, but still.  They were rebelling against the government of the country they voluntarily moved to.  If this happened in modern times most people here on fark would tell em to move back to their own country and quit whining.

FTA it makes me think of medication ads   Zit-be-gone.  removes acne.  side effects may include headache, nausea, death, rash
Liberty for Texas!!  Santa Anna's a dick, treats us like crap, several legitimate gripes, wont let us keep slaves, turned this country into a slum.  LIBERTY
 
2013-02-17 07:51:57 PM  

Mikeyworld: jaytkay: aerojockey: [www.aerojockey.com image 640x677]

Why is Mexican in quotes?

Much of the troops attacking the Alamo were fellow Texans, who, for whatever reason thought that "Mexican" rule worked for them.

/And it was between seasons and the farmers could make some extra money...
//Anna had to charge 'cause it was gettin' on to plantin' time.


While there may have been a few levies involved that Santa Ana picked up along the way, I suggest you find a better source for your history.
 
2013-02-17 07:53:19 PM  
Any 26 year old soldier in 2013 would be ridiculed and tossed aside based solely on age, much less lead an army or small force. It's hard for me to understand why we venerate young people in the past and constantly defecate on them in the present.
 
2013-02-17 07:59:29 PM  

Avenger: Any 26 year old soldier in 2013 would be ridiculed and tossed aside based solely on age, much less lead an army or small force. It's hard for me to understand why we venerate young people in the past and constantly defecate on them in the present.


Because to too many people their children are precious snow flakes that must be nursed until they turn 30, then they can't get them out of the house fast enough.
 
2013-02-17 08:06:41 PM  
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Come on Simone, let's talk about your big but.
 
2013-02-17 08:11:43 PM  
Keep it away from Ozzy on his next visit!
 
hej
2013-02-17 08:15:34 PM  
This thread makes me sad that PWH isn't available for streaming on Netflix :(
 
2013-02-17 08:20:17 PM  
A British guy, a French dude ,a Mexican,and a Texan are on a plane.The captain comes on the radio and says,"We have lost Engine 1 ,please throw all the luggage and any unused seats out of the airplane to lighten the load." So they do. Then he comes back on the radio and says,"We have lost Engine 2,would anyone please jump out of the plane to lighten the load." The British guy volunteers to and as he jumps out he screams"God save the Queen!" Then the pilot comes back on the radio and says,"We have lost Engine 3,would someone else volunteer to jump out of plane to lighten the load." So the french guy jumps out of the plane and screams,"Viva La France!"Then before the pilot can say anything else the Texan grabs the Mexican, throws him out, and  screams ....."REMEMBER THE ALAMO!
 
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