the assassination of franz ferdinand was actually the most hilariously botched assassination attempt of all time though like i can’t even explain to you how badly it went i mean there were six guys and the first one chickened out and the second one forgot to factor in the delay on a hand grenade so it exploded like three cars past the archduke’s so the guy took a cyanide pill and threw himself into a river, but the cyanide was expired and the river was six inches deep so the police just pulled him out and took him off to jail and then everyone else basically gave up and headed home, and then the driver of the archduke took a wrong turn and the car stalled next to the last of the six guys, and he was just like “what a crazy random happenstance” and started world war one
no but like it didn’t end there.
the archduke ended up getting to his destination, it was on the way back that the driver and the archduke decided to take a shorter route home; the archduke wanted to survey the damage done by his attackers and see for himself. So they’re riding back and the sixith man in the assissination plot, who had already given up and was buying something at the local store by the town, saw the archduke riding by and that “wow what a crazy turn of events” and then killed him, starting world war one.
When I was in World History we watch an actual honest to god serious reenactment by serious actors and even a fucking narrator, and their account specified that the actual assassin, Gavrillo Princip, had just walked out of a sandwich shoppe when he shot the Archduke
if you ever have to watch one american football game please watch the lions/eagles game going on right now. they’re playing in 7/8 inches of snow and they’re not allowed to clear the snow off the field
My uncle has been posting pictures since the start of the game guys you don’t understand this is hilarious
the lions fumbled six times in the first 18 minutes and are winning
I don’t ever watch football but this amuses me.
enechelon replied to your post:holyfiremolotov answered your question:And now I’m……i did not know about this conductor’s camera thing
…seriously? I feel sure that’s something I would have told you. Because I was mildly wigged out until I found out. *chuckles* The camera that projected the conductor’s image to them in the wings at the beginning was pointed pretty much straight at seats 103/104/105. There were enough times at stage door that Lee or Jazz or Paul or Jeremy or someone would smirk and say something like, “Yeah, I knew you were here,” or would tweet that at me in response to an intermission tweet and I was so confused that they’d spotted us… until Lee told me about the conductor camera. I’m almost positive I told you about it. Because I was relieved to have the creepy foreknowledge explained. I MUST have mentioned that to you.
Ah, okay, that sounds vaguely familiar now. I was thinking the 101/102 seats and was confused as to why the camera for the conductor would hit that far over. I forget that we sometimes sat in other seats. ;)