What I learned today…

Jonathan introduced me to Alfred Bulltop Stormalong.

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16 thoughts on “What I learned today…

  1. Curiously, I was told a different story of his passing. Old Stormalog never died – instead, one day he decided to leave the sea and set off, walking west with an oar over his shoulder. When he came to a place where the people did not recognize what the oar was, that was where he would retire.

    The steamboat ending is kind of interesting, but I admit it feels a lot like someone decided to graft on the John Henry story, and while that’s a great story, it feels like a bad mismatch.

    That said,, let me throw out some others. I’ll point to < href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Magarac">Joe Magarac (Or Joe McGarrick, depending who claims him), man of steel and patron of the Pittsburgh steelworkers. Also to < href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Fink">Mike Fink, half horse, half alligator, a three feather man and king of the mighty Mississippi.

  2. Curiously, I was told a different story of his passing. Old Stormalog never died – instead, one day he decided to leave the sea and set off, walking west with an oar over his shoulder. When he came to a place where the people did not recognize what the oar was, that was where he would retire.

    The steamboat ending is kind of interesting, but I admit it feels a lot like someone decided to graft on the John Henry story, and while that’s a great story, it feels like a bad mismatch.

    That said,, let me throw out some others. I’ll point to < href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Magarac">Joe Magarac (Or Joe McGarrick, depending who claims him), man of steel and patron of the Pittsburgh steelworkers. Also to < href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Fink">Mike Fink, half horse, half alligator, a three feather man and king of the mighty Mississippi.

  3. Curiously, I was told a different story of his passing. Old Stormalog never died – instead, one day he decided to leave the sea and set off, walking west with an oar over his shoulder. When he came to a place where the people did not recognize what the oar was, that was where he would retire.

    The steamboat ending is kind of interesting, but I admit it feels a lot like someone decided to graft on the John Henry story, and while that’s a great story, it feels like a bad mismatch.

    That said,, let me throw out some others. I’ll point to < href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Magarac">Joe Magarac (Or Joe McGarrick, depending who claims him), man of steel and patron of the Pittsburgh steelworkers. Also to < href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Fink">Mike Fink, half horse, half alligator, a three feather man and king of the mighty Mississippi.

  4. Curiously, I was told a different story of his passing. Old Stormalog never died – instead, one day he decided to leave the sea and set off, walking west with an oar over his shoulder. When he came to a place where the people did not recognize what the oar was, that was where he would retire.

    The steamboat ending is kind of interesting, but I admit it feels a lot like someone decided to graft on the John Henry story, and while that’s a great story, it feels like a bad mismatch.

    That said,, let me throw out some others. I’ll point to < href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Magarac">Joe Magarac (Or Joe McGarrick, depending who claims him), man of steel and patron of the Pittsburgh steelworkers. Also to < href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Fink">Mike Fink, half horse, half alligator, a three feather man and king of the mighty Mississippi.

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