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:

 

About Carla

This Bluestocking bookworm is your friendly Dollop web-wrangler and digital library curator. In other words, pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. I'm just here to John Nash all this stuff together. It's all about connections. IT'S ALL CONNECTED. I live atop a mountain, geographically isolated for the protection of others. Yes, an American mountain.

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