Monday, January 01, 2007



...Hastings, Spion Kop, Dunkirk....

...or maybe Crechy?

I'm in pain, good luck in Sydney.. please.


Blogger The Fool said...

Hmmmm. A rather curt rebus. I'll have to consider what ties. But where to begin?

Maldon? The town? The last gasp of the Earl of Essex? The rugby boys?

Hastings? I'm back to battles.

Spion Kop? I think I'm watching rugby now...

Dunkirk? Back to battles...

Crechy? Totally lost...

Sydney? Well that's "Down Under" (does that make me "Up Over"?).

Okay...this must be one of those inside jokes that leaves Americans looking stupid (not that we need much help). I give. What's the connection? Rugby or war? Both?

January 02, 2007  
Blogger Etzel Pangloss said...

Sorry Fool,

The battle of Maldon is one Englands finest moments.

The English let the vikings cross a narrow causeway without slaughtering them. We then lost the battle. Like heroes of course..

Hastings ruined England, gave us 'Class' and a language that would eventually be universal.

The Kop (=hill) again, an English defeat where nobody surrendered and a nation was given pride.

Dunkirk was where we legged it because the Nazis liked us and let us!

Crechy was a battle in which the long bow stuffed the (French) rich. A paradigm shift in European warfare.

Sydney is Englands last chance at CRICKET to not lose five nill to the Aussies. The imporance of not losing is beyond description.

It also means that I haven't slept much for eons...

January 02, 2007  
Blogger The Fool said...

Thank you. I am somewhat enlightened now, but, alas, I am just another ignorant American when it comes to cricket. It baffles me. Don't sweat explaining it though; I am probably helpless. The lure of American football mostly baffles me too.

Your battle synopses made me chuckle too. (I think that's the first I ever used the plural of synopsis...I had to look it up. I wanted to write "synopsi").


January 03, 2007  

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