Episode 21: Dollop: William Walker

It’s like a vacation where you leave with the place you went to. That’s better than a snow globe.

–Gareth

Walker_Nicaragua_mapYet another reason why we smart kids are spooky, much like Dr. Lilly. As the guys said,  WIlliam Walker’s like Doogie Howser‘s Got a Gun.

I imagine, instead of writing mine mine mine all over it, Walker just pissed on this map and air-dried it. I know he did. Consider it fact. He claimed it by pissing on it.

Flag_of_Nicaragua_(Government_of_William_Walker)
And then he designed his own flag, and christened it by pissing on it, hitting the star, of course.

The Mexican War (1846-1848)

I have great affection for Cornelius Vanderbilt, because I am from North Carolina, the home of his incredible, quirky, gorgeous Gatsby mansion. I now have even more affection for him for the way he handled Walker and Co.’s shenanigans. I shall upload my own photographs from Biltmore House, whether or not it stars it in its own episode.

Never fuck with a guy who has a college named after him.

–Dave

Indeed.

1987 movie, Walker: Ed Harris plays William Walker, the wonderful deaf actress Marlee Martin plays Ellen Martin, and Peter Boyle plays Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Tycoon’s War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America’s Most Famous Military Adventurer * Stephen Dando-Collins

Bands from this episode:

  • Puppet Presidente
  • Cholera Retreat
  • Gimme Gimme

Cultural references from this episode:

 

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