Friday, December 5, 2008

Repeal Day

Today marks one of the most important dates in American history. On this day in 1933 the clear thinking citizens of Utah (hard to believe) ratified the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution. This, as you know, repealed the curse of Prohibition. That began the demise of the massive crime wave that had erupted when Prohibition began. Now, U.S. citizens would focus their minds and brighten their conversations by marinating an ice cube or two. Science and literature and culture all benefited greatly. 'Tis a great day that we should all celebrate. Certainly, I intend to.

Oh ya, and a hearty 'Cheers!' to the Kansas Jayhawks, now officially in preparation for the 2008 Insight Bowl. We'll see you in Tempe.


Anonymous said...

So a good piece on the North division from Barry Tramel down in OK. He questioned whether Missouri really is the North's best this year?

Truth is, Missouri has been no more impressive than Kansas or Nebraska.

And he goes on to talk about we were the only North team to play all 3 South powers this year.

Good stuff. Here is the link:

Hiphopopotamus said...

I read that and though it's nothing we didn't know already, it's always nice to see someone else recognize the same.

ScribeDevil01 said...

Congrats on being selected by the Insight Bowl! Trust us, you'll find plenty of places to celebrate the repeal of prohibition here.

Check out our list of the top five bars in Tempe and drop us a line. We look forward to kickin it with some Jayhawks!

Hiphopopotamus said...

Thanks for the tip. We'll be sure to check out a few of those places. The fact that we're there over New Years makes it all the better, despite how uneventful that "holiday" always turns out to be.