Wednesday, September 10, 2008


This Day in the History of American Naval Forces Defeating the British

On this day in 1813, the Americans won the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. After defeating the British, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry sent the famous message, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours." The capture of all the British ships on the lake allowed the Americans to recover Detroit from the Brits. That, in retrospect, seems a mixed blessing.


A post on the Battle of Lake Erie without a mention of Pogo? Roger, Roger, Roger ... I'm so disappointed.

I love "we have met the enemy and he is us" but Pogo seems like another age to me now. Thanks for your proper criticism. I thought about it, but didn't write it.
"We have met the enemy, and they are ours."

First recorded use of "pwn3d"?
Another use of the phrase is in the Viet Nam movie Go Tell the Spartans. A young LT uses it and Burt Lancaster spews out his coffee.
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