September 21, 2006

I would never have pegged the Irish Elk for a Civil War Reenactor

You would think the antlers would be a dead give away, but apparently not.

There were two things I had to do before The Dear One would marry me: I had to take the Redskins test (ala the Colts test in Diner) to officially convert to the burgandy and gold, and I had to promise never to be a Civil War Reenactor. Which wasn't dificult, as I had never been one or anything, but one of The Dear One's dad's friends is a big one and I think she thought it would be best just to nip it in the bud, so to speak.

What was good, though, was that I swore I would never be a Civil War Reenactor: War of 1812, now, that's a whole separate kettle of fish....

UPDATE: Of course, Robbo and I could make a go at THIS, but I think our respective wives would both murder us in our sleep.

UPDATE DEUX: Open thread: What's geekier, Civil War Reenacting or Star Trek convention costume wearing? Or Star Trek characters time-travelling to the US Civil War?

YIPS! from Robbo: Mayhaps I haven't had enough coffee and helium yet this morning, but I don't remember ever reading anything about a Massachusetts Campaign. Is this another example of Yankee historickal revisionism?

Posted by Steve-O at September 21, 2006 07:51 AM | TrackBack

What's geekier, Civil War Reenacting or Star Trek convention costume wearing?

Klingon War reenactors.

Posted by: LB Buddy at September 21, 2006 08:52 AM

LBB---trying googling "gay klingon neo-cons"

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at September 21, 2006 09:02 AM

Thanks for the link -- I must confess I was only there as an ink-stained wretch covering the event for the local paper -- But I was told I'd be more than welcome to take part in future events as a battlefield correspondent reenactor!

I'll think about it. Meantime, I wonder: Do they have Spanish American War Rough Rider reenactors? That would be a bully time!

Posted by: MCNS at September 21, 2006 11:08 AM

Watch it, bub. I ain't no geek! I met Husband doing my first living history! And he's no geek either!

The 1812 guys look cool; we've seen them in Erie several times and I liked the uniforms. Husband and I pondered getting doing the F&I stuff, but he can't find a Brown Bess.

Geeks...yeah, there ARE some in the hobby - I've met them! - but I am not a geek!

I'll have to send you a picture.

Posted by: GroovyVic at September 21, 2006 05:31 PM

I'd have to go with either Civil War Reenactment documentarians or Civil War Baseball Reenactors.

Posted by: dorkafork at September 23, 2006 07:31 PM