Saturday, June 20, 2009

A REAL history lesson...

Hi everyone! Mom was doing a bit of shopping today and made an AMAZING find at a retailer that specializes in the sublime and unusual. She picked up an "authentic" painting of what I believe to be my great (times 18) Grandfather, Colonel Hampton the Pug, the famous World War I flying Ace and TRUE pilot of The Sopwith Camel!!!
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Many of you have no doubt been FOOLED over the years by a DISTORTED cartoon depiction of my dear relative as a BEAGLE in a popular cartoon. As you can tell from the AUTHENTIC painting (above), this could not be farther from the truth, as my dear ancestor was CLEARLY the most handsome of PUGS!

THIS is what many of you consider to be "the real deal"...
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While entertaining for children, it doesn't represent the true heroism and panache of Colonel Hampton The Pug. In fact, in HIS day, he was nicknamed "The Most Interesting Pug in The World". It was Colonel Hampton (NOT THE BEAGLE) who finally shot down the dreaded Red Baron. THIS is what WOULD have happened to the silly Beagle...
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So my dear readers, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to set the record straight and to introduce you to a TRUE American hero (cue Star Spangled Banner music NOW)...


***Mom's note*** I'm sure you've all figured out this story is complete crap and it's really just a cute print of a Pug that I got at TJ Maxx for $14.99 today!

7 comments:

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Oh Salinger - I can see the resemblance!!
xo

jsanders73 said...

Mom can say what she wants, but we all know in our heart of hearts that it really is Colonel Hampton and you are decended from heros!!!!

Hank said...

Sal, buddy....thanks fer the low down. I never bought the beagle thing, anyway.

Come on over to my blog to get yer award.

Rachel said...

OMG - two snaps for T J Maxx! That store is so great. But I have never seen any pug art there - great find.

Harry Pugalicious said...

OMD!!!!! Mom was at Z Gallerie today and saw that EXACT same print except it was framed and a little more expensives.

Weird!

Lex said...

Well for complete crap it was pretty funny! And that is the most adorable pug print ever!!

Nevis said...

Great print!