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


Unknown 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.


Shane 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.