Egg Nog Riot of Christmas, 1826, at West Point

 

 

December 25, 1826, at West Point was not a typical Christmas morning. Cadets stumbled from their barracks, clothes torn or astrew. Many were barefoot, cursing, still drunk from the night before. Behind the cadets, West Point’s North Barracks stood in a state of near ruin. Windows had been smashed, along with the building’s furniture. Banisters had been ripped from stairways, thrown down with other rubble. Shards of shattered plates, dishes an cups lined the ground. Looking at the mix of hungover and drunk cadets, the officer of the day dismissed the corps. It had been a long night for everyone. There had been, after all, a riot–caused by egg nog.

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Blonde

Bambi, a blonde in her fourth year as a  UCLA Freshman, sat in her US Government class. The professor asked Bambi if she  knew what Roe vs. Wade was about. Bambi pondered the  question; then, finally, said, ‘That was the decision George Washington had to  make before he crossed the Delaware.’