On this day in 1836, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and the rest of the small Texian defense force were killed, ending the battle of the… of the… the battle of the… Well, we can’t seem to remember right now, but it will come back to us in a moment.


  1. Charles-Louis De Secondcat, Baron De Breed Et De Montemeow says:

    Most magnatimicious Dr. Boli,

    Since I know you are too wise to have forgotten such an important event, I infer this is a test of your readers’ memories, to ensure that the younger generation does not subside into complete historical illiteracy.

    A most noble and edifying endeavor, for, as the saying goes, “those who forget history are doomed to be retweeted.”

    May I most humbly suggest that Dr. Boli intends to reference the famous Battle of the *Idaho*?

    In this most important conflict, the American rights to life, liberty, and russet potatoes were defended against those potato-grabbing French-Canadian interlopers.

    Unfortunately, the brave defenders were overwhelmed by the starving beaver-pelt wearing barbarians and the potato-storage compound Idaho was destroyed, leading to the famous catchphrase “Remember the Idaho, buy American” which is still tattooed on every Idaho Potato sold today.

    (Unfortunately, to save on ink and increase sales among Canadians, the size of the famous motto was steadily decreased. Today’s version is printed at only 3 microns in height, though I am assured it can still be viewed with any standard electron microscope.)

    In a strange quirk, due to a combination of misprints, small text, and historical illignoruncy, many today labor under the misapprehension that there was once some tragedy involving a fictional place named the Alamo!

    Your most indifferent servant,

    Charles-Louis De Secondcat
    Baron De Breed Et De Montemeow

  2. RepubAnon says:

    à la mode?

  3. GP says:

    Battle of the Bands, I think.

  4. Fred says:

    Battle of the LMAO?

  5. Daniel says:

    In spite of trying to remember for 186 years, most Texians and para-Texians forget the actual site is the Misión San Antonio de Valero.

  6. von Hindenburg says:


  7. KevinT says:

    Budget? Avis? Enterprise?

  8. Colin says:

    The irony about the Alamo today is that the current government bureaucrats are trying to rebuild the existing Alamo plaza to be more “open” and “crowd-friendly,” as opposed to reconstructing the original fortifications and cannon emplacements of 1836. I would ask said bureaucrats (or at least yell my question at their car as it drove by me) to name the first government official who wanted the Alamo to be a more open, crowd-friendly place. The correct answer, of course, would be Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

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