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Paul Revere’s Ride

Today is the 239th anniversary of Paul Revere’s ride. Also involved in the ride was William Dawes. Revere and Dawes took separate routes to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington that some soldiers were coming to arrest them. As it turned out, Revere got to Lexington first, so he is most famous for the ride. Some argue Samuel Prescott should be credited with taking part in the ride as well as Dawes, but Prescott joined Revere at Lexington and was stopped before he got to Concord (along with Revere and Dawes). Fortunately, by then, others were able to spread the word to Concord.

On a side note, Revere would not have said, “The British are coming.” That would have made absolutely no sense, considering they were British Colonists, and so everyone considered themselves British. It’d be like me running down the street yelling, “The Americans are coming!” At that point, few in the colonies were even thinking about independence, and were more interested in reconciling with the mother country. Revere probably said something along the lines of “The Regulars are coming out”, or possibly replacing “Regulars” with “Red Coats” or “King’s Men”.

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I attended the first Indiana ComicCon on Friday, March 14,2014, and took several pictures of what I saw. Unfortunately, my camera started acting strangely, so I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted. This is half of the best of what I did get. The other half will be in a separate post.

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I attended the first Indiana ComicCon on Friday, March 14,2014, and took several pictures of what I saw. Unfortunately, my camera started acting strangely, so I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted. This is half of the best of what I did get. The other half will be in a separate post.

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Can’t remember the last time this happened

I was at GameStop yesterday and decided to pick up a pair of video games. I got the original “Assassin’s Creed” as well as “Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Trilogy” (so you could say I got four games).

If you aren’t familiar with the Assassin’s Creed series, they are rated M for Mature, mostly due to violence and language. I picked up “Assassin’s Creed III” after watching Hank Green play the game on YouTube. The game takes place in and around the American Revolution. One of the videos had the playable character seek Sam Adams, and together they go off and start the Boston Tea Party. For an American Revolution buff such as myself, that was too much for me to resist. And from there I got interested in the rest of the series.

So when I saw the earlier games at a decent price, I couldn’t resist any longer. I actually had the cash on me, so I paid for them with cash.

Here’s the kicker. They carded me. They actually carded me. And since I was paying cash, it wasn’t because they were checking my credit/debit card with my ID.

Granted, the games aren’t supposed to be sold to anyone under the age of 17, but I’m more than two times that (getting close to the big 4-0), and I think I look even older (especially with my hair turning gray like it is).

I don’t smoke and I don’t drink alcohol, so maybe being carded at my age isn’t that unusual, but it surprised me. I don’t remember being carded when I bought “Assassin’s Creed III” (which is the only other Rated M game I own), although I paid for that one with my debit card, so maybe they secretly carded me when they checked my ID against my card.

Still, I admit to being dumbfounded that they actually carded me, but maybe I should just be flattered instead.

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Well I’ll tell ya, in all my years I ain’t never seen, heard nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it couldn’t be talked about. Hell yes! I’m for debating anything.

Stephen Hopkins, 1776 (movie)