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Humpday History Highlight

By Wyatt Earp | October 20, 2010

America’s First Continental Congress had some radical new ideas that shaped a young nation. They also had some radical views that were not as publicized. Thankfully, I’m here to bring the knowledge.

October 20, 1774 – The new Continental Congress, the governing body of America’s colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all citizens of the colonies “discountenance and discourage all horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions and entertainment.” Since this proclamation included acting, dancing, singing, and the playing of music, all forms of entertainment and all theatre productions ceased.

Can you imagine? The Founding Fathers could have spared us from “Cats” and “The Macarena.”

Topics: HHH | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “Humpday History Highlight”

  1. dragonlady474 Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I forgot it was time for the humpday history tour. Very interesting, and I have to ask myself, would I have given up listening to Iron Maiden to get rid of the likes of Disney’s prostitots and Madonna? Hmmmm

  2. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    * bites tongue *
    And if Ben Franklin had invented the internet, the Founding Fathers would have spared us your blog as well. * ducks *

    I could imagine your blog back then publishing etchings of Dolly Madison’s yubs. And wondering how many tankards of ale it would take Betsy Ross to loosen that corset of hers.

    “Aye, I’ve spent many a sleepless night blogging on Franklin’s internet – the miracle of the age – on what lies ‘neath Betsy Ross’s bloomers. Might she have embroidered the days of the week on the posterior or is it, as I fear, the months of the year. Fragrant though it may be, I would definitely partake of that booty.”

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    DL474 – I think you would have held a Deep South Tea Music Party.

    Mrs. Crankipants – Shut yer word hole, woman! (Although the “yubs” comment was hilarious.)

  4. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    “Wife! Can’t you watch these cursed children, I hath a hockey game to go to!”

    Wyatt are you daft? Hockey hasn’t been invented yet!

  5. Raptor Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    There is another side to that coin, Wyatt. If that provision had held up, then the world would never have experienced Firefly or Burn Notice. Or any of Michael Mann’s movies.

  6. RT Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Well, that gave me a good laugh. :)

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – When did I become Amish?

    Raptor – Mmm . . . Gabrielle Anwar!

    RT – Forsooth!

  8. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    My horse threw me whilst I was texting my friends, and pursuing a brigand, and they never texted back. Curse this wretched era!

  9. dragonlady474 Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    ROFLMAO @ Mrs. Crankipants!!

    Raptor, oh crap, that’s right. Forget it, I’d rather have Firefly.

  10. richard mcenroe Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I’ll give up my japanese cartoon porn when they pry it from my cold dead hands!

    Oh, and I demand Federal health care cover carpal tunnel syndrome. No reason.

  11. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I wonder when this proclamation takes effect, as I’ve traded a horse for Psychedelic Furs tickets and I fear that I won’t be able to see the show, nor get my horse back.

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – Damn, the texting is true enough.

    DL474 – Yeah, it’s got something for everyone.

    Richard – It’s called “amine.” Sheesh, what kind of nerd are you?

    Mrs. Crankipants – Ouch! Stabbing me in the back with the Furs concert???

  13. GroovyVic Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    *giggle* “cock fighting”

  14. Kim Says:
    October 21st, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I really have nothing to add. I’m too busy trying to keep from peeing myself I’m laughing so hard.