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October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Tspoonami » Sat 10.20.2007 12:41 am

It has been decided! October 25 will be (the first annual) Cape Day! However, since this decision is currently only known to a limited range of people, cape wearers all over the world must help each other. I'm making Cape Day posts on all forums that I visit, but I don't visit many forums... It would be excellent if TJP could help spread Cape Day. It would be even more excellent if we could all wear capes on October 25th.

Also, if by some chance anyone here knows someone famous or someone who is often on television and could publicize Cape Day, that would be very beneficial. I'm just throwing that out there if there's any chance at all...

Also also, I will listen to any opposition to Cape Day and/or its current assigned date, but would be glad to see support for it instead of complaint.

At any rate: Wear a Cape!
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Wakannai » Sat 10.20.2007 1:04 am

How about Oct 26, Codpiece day.

Everyone shows up to work wearing a codpiece.
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Gundaetiapo » Sat 10.20.2007 1:47 am

You have the date off by six and five days respectively. And it's not quite first annual.
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Wakannai » Sat 10.20.2007 2:17 am

OH NO! I feel so fashionably backward!
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Tspoonami » Sat 10.20.2007 2:58 pm

Gundaetiapo wrote:
You have the date off by six and five days respectively. And it's not quite first annual.

I did some research, and found that at least two groups of people had had cape days, one on November 14th and the other some time in April. However, both of these groups consisted of just a few people, and so their cape days weren't all that spectacular. With this Cape Day, I hope to spread it across the Internet, like Talk Like a Pirate Day.
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby tanuki » Sat 10.20.2007 3:38 pm

Decided by whom?
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 10.20.2007 9:05 pm

tanuki wrote:
Decided by whom?


You have no idea how much I admire that post.
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Tspoonami » Sun 10.21.2007 12:11 am

It was decided by a panel of learnèd people, not me.

Mike Cash wrote:
You have no idea how much I admire that post.

Tanuki's post or mine? I doubt it would be mine, since Cape Day is ridiculous to most people on this forum.
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Oracle » Sun 10.21.2007 12:12 am

Wakannai wrote:
How about Oct 26, Codpiece day.

Everyone shows up to work wearing a codpiece.


I work from home, so I might pass on that one.
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby datdo » Sun 10.21.2007 8:03 pm

tanuki wrote:
Decided by whom?


I think that's what has got his attention...
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby tanuki » Sun 10.21.2007 8:14 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
tanuki wrote:
Decided by whom?


You have no idea how much I admire that post.


Why, thanks!
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 10.22.2007 10:04 am

anyone caught with a cape in my neck of the woods will be drawn and quartered with much delight.

fair warning.
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Hijiku » Mon 10.22.2007 11:19 am

when was the last recoreded time someone was "drawn and quarted"? and who documented it?? :D
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 10.22.2007 3:24 pm

seems to me that 1820 was about the last time this was officially done, so probably the last time you will find it documented. of course I am sure undocumented cases are around. the practice was abolished in 1870.

The last recorded instance of hanging and decapitation took place a few months later in Scotland.
Twenty two men were tried at Stirling on the 13th and 14th of July for High Treason for their parts in the “1820 Rising.” They were a group of radicals campaigning for universal male suffrage, better working conditions and a Scottish parliament, who had attempted to seize the Carron Ironworks, near Falkirk but were captured by the British army at Bonnymuirtried. Andrew Hardie and John Baird, the two leaders, pleaded guilty at trial and all 22 received the death sentence on the 4th of August. Hardie and Baird were executed at Stirling on Friday, the 8th of September. After hanging for half an hour, their bodies were cut down and placed in their coffins, with their necks over the one edge. Their heads were then cut off and shown to the crowd. On the gallows, Hardie told the spectators, “I die a martyr to the cause of truth and injustice.” The remaining 20 conspirators were reprieved.



for those interested, this is the standard prcedure for Drawing and quartering. It is another punishment mentioned in kids' movies only because nobody realizes what's involved. The statutory punishment for treason in England from 1283 to 1867, D&Q was a multimedia form of execution. First the prisoner was drawn to the place of execution on a hurdle, a type of sledge. (Originally he was merely dragged behind a horse.) Then he was hanged. Cut down while still alive, he was disembowelled and his entrails burned before his eyes. (Some references, such as the Encyclopedia Britannica, say this step, and not dragging behind a horse, is what is meant by "drawn," but actual sentences of execution don't support this view.)

Finally the condemned was beheaded and his body cut into quarters, one arm or leg to a quarter. How exactly the quartering was to be accomplished was not always specified, but on at least some occasions horses were hitched to each of the victim's limbs and spurred in four directions. An assistant with a sword or cleaver was sometimes assigned to make a starter cut and ease the strain on the animals. The remains were often put on display as a warning to others.
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RE: October 25 - Cape Day

Postby Hijiku » Tue 10.23.2007 11:25 am

O____O

...wow, did you look that up, or did you just happen to know that off the top of your head? (and if you did already know, WHY??)
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