Thursday, September 13, 2012


Today marks the 165th Anniversary of the US Army's heroic liberation of Chapultepec Castle, which the Mexican Army was defending with child soldiers in contravention of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  On this day, a small contingent of child warriors, possibly drugged and brainwashed into thinking they had magical powers, refused to surrender and were unfortunately killed in the crossfire.  A subsequent US Army investigation found that the boys were killed as US troops rushed to prevent a young hooligan named Juan Escutia from defacing the Mexican flag by wrapping it around his body, which, to this day, is still a crime in Mexico.

This concludes todays Burro Hall History Lesson.


Dave said...

You know, Frank, I think you're just the guy we need to set the Tea party straight on our Founding Fathers.

Anonymous said...

I live near an Avenida Juan Escutia in Mexico City, and I never before saw it as like a guy's head on a stake. For a century and a half. Huh.

Well, that's why I come here. Thank you Burro Hall!