George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

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Re: George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

Postby Gregg » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:20 pm

Very tentatively, I am planning on descending upon the fair Isle of Great Britain Saturday, 23 December, 2018. There are a lot of ifs in that date, not the least of which is the availability of Liz Hurley and Helena Bonham Carter.

But we have made arrangements with Hawkmoor's, which is the important thing. Knowing where to get a good steak is half the battle when going to England. :haha:
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Re: George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

Postby Pottapaug1938 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:11 pm

Gregg wrote:Very tentatively, I am planning on descending upon the fair Isle of Great Britain Saturday, 23 December, 2018. There are a lot of ifs in that date, not the least of which is the availability of Liz Hurley and Helena Bonham Carter.


Well, if those two aren't available, you could look up Hannah Shotbolt. :D
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Re: George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

Postby The Observer » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:31 pm

Gregg wrote:Very tentatively, I am planning on descending upon the fair Isle of Great Britain Saturday, 23 December, 2018. There are a lot of ifs in that date, not the least of which is the availability of Liz Hurley and Helena Bonham Carter.

But we have made arrangements with Hawkmoor's, which is the important thing. Knowing where to get a good steak is half the battle when going to England. :haha:


Well, you may have bigger problems if the FOTLers finally convince the Barons to declare lawful rebellion while you are there.
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Re: George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

Postby Gregg » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:28 pm

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Gregg wrote:Very tentatively, I am planning on descending upon the fair Isle of Great Britain Saturday, 23 December, 2018. There are a lot of ifs in that date, not the least of which is the availability of Liz Hurley and Helena Bonham Carter.


Well, if those two aren't available, you could look up Hannah Shotbolt. :D


Comments like that are the reason for The War of 1812.
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Re: George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

Postby Burnaby49 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:52 pm

Gregg wrote:
Pottapaug1938 wrote:
Gregg wrote:Very tentatively, I am planning on descending upon the fair Isle of Great Britain Saturday, 23 December, 2018. There are a lot of ifs in that date, not the least of which is the availability of Liz Hurley and Helena Bonham Carter.


Well, if those two aren't available, you could look up Hannah Shotbolt. :D


Comments like that are the reason for The War of 1812.


The 1859 Pig War was triggered for less cause;

On June 15, 1859, exactly thirteen years after the adoption of the Oregon Treaty, the ambiguity led to direct conflict. Lyman Cutlar, an American farmer who had moved onto the island claiming rights to live there under the Donation Land Claim Act, found a large black pig rooting in his garden. He had found the pig eating his tubers. This was not the first occurrence. Cutlar was so upset that he took aim and shot the pig, killing it. It turned out that the pig was owned by an Irishman, Charles Griffin, who was employed by the Hudson's Bay Company to run the sheep ranch. He also owned several pigs that he allowed to roam freely. The two had lived in peace until this incident. Cutlar offered $10 to Griffin to compensate for the pig, but Griffin was unsatisfied with this offer and demanded $100. Following this reply, Cutlar believed he should not have to pay for the pig because the pig had been trespassing on his land. (A probably apocryphal story claims Cutlar said to Griffin, "It was eating my potatoes." Griffin replied, "It is up to you to keep your potatoes out of my pig.") When British authorities threatened to arrest Cutlar, American settlers called for military protection.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War_(1859)#The_pig
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Re: George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

Postby eric » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:44 am

Burnaby49 wrote:
On June 15, 1859, exactly thirteen years after the adoption of the Oregon Treaty, the ambiguity led to direct conflict. Lyman Cutlar, an American farmer who had moved onto the island claiming rights to live there under the Donation Land Claim Act, found a large black pig rooting in his garden.

But as a pig farmer I must ask was it a Large Black
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Black_pig
or a Berkshire?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkshire_pig
I suspect it was actually a Berkshire given the way they were farmed at the time and it's certainly worth starting a war over. Side note - the Berkshire pig is considered the "royal pig", and commands a very hefty premium. We just happen to have roughly 50% of the berks in the world at a single farm and run a nice little business sending their meat by air freight fresh to the Far East. :wink:

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Re: George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

Postby Burnaby49 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:12 am

I should have known to steer away from any mention of hogs.
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Re: George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

Postby NYGman » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:13 am

May need to outfit the squadron with these for the trip, giving UK and December

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Postby notorial dissent » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:21 am

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Postby Dr. Caligari » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:37 am

NYGman wrote:May need to outfit the squadron with these for the trip, giving UK and December


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Re: George Washington's revenge, Yanks coming to the UK..

Postby eric » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:22 am

Burnaby49 wrote:I should have known to steer away from any mention of hogs.

I apologize, it was just that yesterday I was doing one of my regular health checks on a lovely old gentleman. 1500 pounds of terror who breaks things and injures workers if not handled properly but a pussycat who loves skittles and has a nicotine addiction. A mixture of Duroc/Berkshire/Large White that I've raised since a little piglet who always gives me a gap toothed grin to say hello and thinks that being affectionate is to lean all his weight against me. He's short one tusk since I had to perform emergency dentistry on him with the aid of a 5 pound drifting sledge. Poor old bugger should really be euthanized but he's such a virile boar and tries so hard it would break my heart to put him down.


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