Monday, May 10, 2010

No Really, It's a Holiday!

As a state employee, I've got a holiday today for Confederate Memorial Day--not to be confused, of course, with regular Memorial Day.

So, in the spirit of the day, here are some former Confederate soldiers of note:

John Carter, Warlord of Mars


Jonah Hex, disfigured bounty-hunter


Ghost of J.E.B. Stuart, haunter of tanks

7 comments:

Risus Monkey said...

Weird. I'm surprised we don't have the same holiday up here in Virginia. Or maybe we do and I'm just clueless.

UPDATE: Looks like we do have it. It's just on the same day as regular Memorial Day.

scottsz said...

Nice post.

The thought of a 'haunted tank' is so... Rod Serling.

Awesome.

P. S. Mangus said...

Enjoy the time off, bud!

Trey said...

@Risus - It's not like it's a big thing in SC. Most of my friends here who don't work for the state can't believe we get it off.

@scottsz - If the haunted tank appeals to you, you oughta check out the DC Showcase Presents featuring the Haunted Tank stories from G.I. Combat in the 60s.

@P.S. - Thanks!

Brutorz Bill said...

Some great characters.
What part of Dixie are you in?

Trey said...

I currently live in South Carolina, and have for about 7 years (broken in the middle by 3 years in Colorado). I'm from Georgia originally.

Brutorz Bill said...

I'm over in Tennessee, been here all my life.