The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2149609
Posted By: Rapparee
14-Sep-07 - 10:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Not since Dork's Grift, no. Before that, well, maybe once in a while. Where do you think the Idaho Legion got its start, anyway? Verdun? Antietam? Trenton? Agincourt? Ft. Whoop-Up?
No, it was at the Battle of Dork's Grift, where a hundred thousand screaming Anasazi warriors attacked Number B Company, Idaho Territorial Militia and Home Guard. Quickly forming the famous Idaho Square, they circled the wagons and took cover amidst the rocks and sagebrush. For nearly a week the battle raged and at one point it appeared that Thirst would overtake the Company; fortunately it was found that one of the wagons was hauling iced beer to the mines. Drawing ever closer together as men and women were wounded or killed by the hostile actions of the enemy, the Company was down to its last few rounds (saving one for each of themselves instead of being taken alive and sober) when the screaming Anasazi broke off the attack and saluted the bravery of the defenders -- and left defeated, their deadly cheong sams and ao dais trailing in the dust, their power broken and never to be regained.
This is remembered at every Legion meeting, which begins with the traditional toast, "To the Dorks!"