I didn’t think anyone else would be fool enough to chance the overpriced mediocre food and touch-and-go service of Austin’s The Oasis on a blustery, 50 degree day, but then I remembered. Tourists. Tourists everywhere on a cold Spring Break.
Kinda makes you wanna run toward the railing and jump overboard, no?
Don’t do it. You would surely die.
According to the photo, these men were veterans who “fought with their masters” about 50 years prior and won their freedom.
*Al Jolson hit from 1924
See? There really was an Inspiration Point!
Trivia tidbit: The first recorded use of the phrase “lock and load” is in the John Wayne film, Sands of Iwo Jima film: twice as a metaphor for “get ready to fight” and once as a humorous invitation to drink alcohol/get loaded. (source: wikipedia)