Saturday, January 03, 2009

Alamo II

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention. In the museum/gift shop, I can forgive the stupid Reginaldo, at The Alamo children's book. All historical site gift shops have sappy children's versions of the events. Usually the main character is a boy or girl (just like you!) who is witness to the events, but in this case Reginaldo is a dog. Brutal. This is a particularly bad example, but no one's going to attract John Updike to write this tripe, so you have to cut everyone some slack.

I cannot forgive the blade labeled "mideivel" knife. When you are a museum, you have to get at least one vowel out of four correct on every display. This telling detail provides insight into why their histories are Texacentric.


Donna B. said...


You've got to be kidding... That's horrible!

The only thing I ever buy in gift shops like that are refrigerator magnets, shot glasses, post cards, or coffee mugs to memorialize the visit.

Dubbahdee said...

And what's more, the dog is a chihuahua. I can only hope, that at the crucial moment in the fight, the dog walks up to a Mexican soldier and say clearly, "Yo quiero Taco Bell."