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Richard's Poor Almanac

By Richard Thompson
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Oct 3, 2013
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civil war equine statue code explained.
everyone knows that the many statues of civil war generals around d.c. are subtly encoded to indicate the fate of the subject. herewith a brief guide.

sword drawn, horse rearing - died in battle with full attendant glory

henry moore-ish abstraction - fragged by cannon-ball.

mounted on moose - went awol to canada.

mounted on comfy chair - retired from ilitary to consul for lucrative muni-tions industry.

dismounted in drunken stupor - retired from military to become 18th president.

hidden in barrel - found army life uncongenial. quit to become a rodeo clown.
Oct 10, 2013
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