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Have you ever been to a historical re-enactment?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 18, 2008

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Photo of Wayne Duderstadt

“Yes, I have. There was an actor in Ottawa who did a re-creation of Annie Oakley. I’m kind of a local history fan, so I like going to historical sites and that sort of thing.”

Photo of Julie Brown

“No, I haven’t. I’d rather read about it in a book or watch a documentary.”

Photo of Tom Connor

“Yeah. They had a Civil War re-enactment and encampment in the town I grew up in. It was a fictional battle where one side would win one day and the other side would win the next.”

Photo of Jamie Frank

“No. I avoid them at all costs. It’s not my cup of tea.”

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jonas 6 years, 1 month ago

No, but I sometimes reenact the Battle of Trafalgar in my bathtub with lots of little ships and a bottle of rum to honor Admiral Nelson.

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nobody1793 6 years, 1 month ago

"Yeah. They had a Civil War re-enactment and encampment in the town I grew up in. It was a fictional battle where one side would win one day and the other side would win the next."What? If it is fictional, it is not a reenactment. It's just a bunch of tools running around playing guns.

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billbodiggens 6 years, 1 month ago

It's my understanding that Justice Nuss of the Kansas Supreme Court is a re-inactor who once showed up at a conference of judges wearing buckskin and waving a real musket and Bowie knife. Go figure.

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Topside 6 years, 1 month ago

Wow looks like Julie Brown was downtown. Har. Har.

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sgtwolverine 6 years, 1 month ago

I go to my local community fair's demolition derby, and I'm pretty sure that's a re-enactment of any given day of driving on the interstate.

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years ago

CC: "I will send you my perspective in my collected poems."I, for one, will be looking forward to them... Time Travelers as we are.

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geniusmannumber1 6 years, 1 month ago

"If it is fictional, it is not a reenactment. It's just a bunch of tools running around playing guns."I would argue that this would be the case regardless of whether the underlying battle is fictional or not.I once saw the Batley's Townwomen's Guild reenact the Battle of Pearl Harbor.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMqSmiC_xHg

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 1 month ago

Yours is indeed a unique vantage point in the cosmos, ChristmasCarol.

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 1 month ago

"Have you ever been to a historical re-enactment?"Hmm... I forget.So, I guess the answer is "yes."

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jonas 6 years, 1 month ago

"It is like history is a required taste."Hah, you're probably still on the watered-down American history, too. Wait until you get into German or Irish history, that's another required taste entirely.Py: Think I've found the portrait, quite nice. Unfortunately, I have yet to own a tricorn hat. Looks like you can get one for 20 bucks or so on Ebay, though.

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 1 month ago

"Did you graduate LHS?"No, out-of-towner, assimilated ( ... resistance was futile ) .Spent too many years in college here, went away, came back....Wish that local, early 80's music scene would be reenacted... nightly.[ sigh ]

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Aisling 6 years, 1 month ago

It is like history is a required taste.ChristmasCarol, did you mean an acquired taste? Although both are perhaps appropriate.

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 1 month ago

MD: "Let's all go recreate 5/$1 tacos at Taco Grande."Oh, Multi, I had forgotten.... MD: "Or JAWS at Sunset Drive Inn."3-D?

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 1 month ago

Py: "Instead of history, ChristmasCarol must've studied mid-20th-century literature. Stream-of-consciousness gonzo drugged & drunk out-of-your-gourd writing, to be exact."CC: "Actually I take my history with a bit more reasoning than that cute blonde that sticks her hand in the Dinosaur poop in "Jurassic Park" Whoa... Py... and anti-Py...I say we get these two into a room together and see if mutual annihilation results.

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LooPerkinsucks 6 years, 1 month ago

I like to go to the bars every weekend, get smashed and take home a fat chick or two. Is that considered a reenactment?

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years ago

MD: "Gammon's? ... Ichabod's"Only cameo appearances at each... memorable, though.

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