Jekyll Island Beach 2012

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

VLAD, THE IMPALER

The Rogue Speaks:

I want to trick or treat at Blogger headquarters.  I have some rotten eggs that I would like to throw at their windows, because they won't let me upload photos to my post.  I can put them in my sidebar, however, so be sure to check them out.


VLAD, THE IMPALER
 
 
 
Vlad, the Impaler (1431-1476) is also know by his family name, DRACULA!!!  He was an excessively cruel leader of Wallachia, the present-day Romania.  Vlad fought against the Ottoman Turks, and was knows as the Impaler because he executed his enemies by impaling them on a long wooden stake, then stood it up in the ground for all to see.  The weight of the body would slowly drag the victim down, in a painful death.
 
In 1476, Vlad was brutally murdered and beheaded.  His head was sent to Constantinople, in Turkey, but the rest of his body was never found, though many people over the years searched for its final resting place.  It is thought by some that Vlad came back to life, and remains alive today, wandering the earth in search of more victims.
 
QUICK!  LOOK BEHIND YOU!  IT'S DRACULA!  MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!









12 comments:

Karen S. said...

I sure do get what you're thinking about blogger. I've been trying to update my header photo, and that's a battle I don't care to even address here! I really had problems on my own computer to even be able to post a comment, until I downloaded Google Chrome) my hubby's computer (this one) is apparently running whatever is acceptable because I don't need google chrome here. Blogger has always had gremlins popping up for me. Grrrr! The photos you can run are Superb! Especially teh Electric Leaves!

Naperville Now said...

100 years ago, when I was in Journalism School, I attended a lecture given by the author of a book about ole Vlad. He claimed to be a descendant.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Very timely my friend!

I hope Dracula stays away from here, I really don't think that being impaled would be something I would enjoy!

Sue said...

Never heard this background. Interesting stuff!

And what's up with Blogger? Sheesh.

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Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Blogger is quaking in their boots at the thought that either you or Vald may make a Halloween appearance!

Judie said...

Unfortunately, Blogger doesn't give a big rat's toenail (a Southern expression!) that I can't post photos to my posts! Grrrrr!!!!

Mumsy said...

Sorry to hear about the trouble with blogger, Judie! It's one of the gremlins that I am not very fond of.

I am glad I don't live in that beheaded time..It's terrible!

Zia Blue said...

oh no, a vampire! scaryyy :O

Splendid Little Stars said...

YEEEEEEKS!!

Claudia Willison said...

I looked, I did! Phew - no Dracula here, thank heavens!
Great post!

Jenny said...

Oh Judie, I don't know what's going on with your pictures!

I think Dracula would be disappointed if he were, indeed, behind me.

I'm too tired to even jump today!

Thanks for a Very cute link!

You're just loVely!

A+

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