Boston's traffic is still shit.
Fascinating. And what did you do after that?
What were you wearing? Where did you stay?
that sounds like fun!
I'm sure McCain and his mother are old enough to remember the Boston Massacre taking place.
I miss Boston
I loved all that stuff growing up.
Henry Knox bringing the cannons through terrible weather from Fort Ticonderoga (from where the defeated Lobsterbacks had withdrawn to Canada in the very early stages of the Revolution), then George Washington hurriedly had them set up on Dorchester Heights -- overlooking Boston Harbor -- forcing the astonished British to evacuate forces, loyalists and fleet or face possible slaughter. I saw that one when I was a kid. March 17th. Evacuation Day. It's coming right up.
All that shit. Bunker Hill, Paul Revere. Lexington and Concord. Love that stuff.
Afterward, high on tea and cookies, I took the T across town.
And then you came back to Seattle and realized, "Holy Fuck, our transit sucks ass!"
(not that it's the only thing better about Boston that this post indicates -- cf. Dan's earlier bitch today about rusted signs passing for history.)
@7: Ah, for a world where no one could possibly confuse the town of Concord with a French supersonic plane.
@7: me, too. You can rent a canoe and paddle under "The rude bridge that arched the flood...where once the embattled farmers stood." Also, don't forget Old Ironsides.
Ah, I'm in good Revolution-era company!
Not a re-enactment, but the Granite Railway was the first chartered railroad in the country...
So the colonists thrown rocks and ice ("snowballs") and the soldiers return fire? This is just the sort of propaganda that will pop up in Iraq if we withdraw. It certainly mirrors what we see in Palestine, with children goading soldiers into making them martyrs.
Effin' American Terrorists.
Afterward, high on cocaine and Jack Daniels, I misled the country into war.
Was this the place and time that Crispus Attickus got shot? Yes - I could check it on Google or Wicky - but maybe one you history buffs will oblige with edifying enlightenment.
It always surprised me when I lived in Boston that there was no monument or easily visible marker at the site.
@14 and 15: Crispus Attucks, one of the first casualties of the American Revolution, was African-American. But you probably already knew that.
Here's a photo of the Boston Massacre tombstone...
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