Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)
|Subject: Rodeo Time Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:39 am|| |
Completely off topic, but here goes anyway. Every year at this time, since 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is staged. It's a really big deal here. The whole city "goes Texan" (although most probably wouldn't know which end of a horse the manure comes from). I was in a shop this evening and noticed a window display in an "old west" theme, with boots, spurs, lasso, etc. Right in the middle was a model of a trébuchet. I didn't know the cowboys and/or Indians used Middle Age siege weapons.
"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
Location : Alsace, France
|Subject: Re: Rodeo Time Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:10 pm|| |
Siege of Petersburg during the Civil War? But I have my doubts .....