December 29, 2010

Ride that outhouse! Yeehaw!

I don't know why that crazy man is riding his outhouse. (I also don't know why he's flying his long underwear from a stick!) But it did remind me of a story about a man named Zebulon Vance.

He was the Confederate governor of North Carolina during the Civil War. After the war, Vance received a pardon, and was later elected to the U.S. Senate. 

From here.
While visiting some Yankees, Zebulon went into an outhouse to take a poop. But hey— a picture of Confederate general Robert E. Lee was hanging in there! (This was a dis, sort of like saying that Lee belonged in the toilet.)

Later, Zebulon was asked if he'd seen the bathroom portrait. He just smiled and said that having Lee's picture in the outhouse made sense: “If ever a man lived who could scare the poop out of the Yankees, that man was Robert E. Lee.”

Top image from Awful Library Books.

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