Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for July 16, 2015
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 military to consult for lucrative muni-tions industry. general allan janus gen. allan janus gen. ulysses s. grant dismounted in drunken stupor - retired from military to become 18th president. gen brian gen brian hidden in barrel - found army life uncongenial. quit to become a rodeo clown.