Thanksgiving Is Ruined
December 29, 2003
a Riotous sort of Creatures
A's parents have one of those gorgeous, old fashioned dictionaries that is a foot thick.
I wanted to look up the word "mummer," to show that the word predates these guys.
Which it does.
But instead, I stumbled onto the word "Mohock."
Who were the "Mohocks"? These people:
In the early months of 1712, rumours began to circulate in London that a club of wealthy rakes, who called themselves the Mohock Club in emulation of a tribe of violent `savages' in America, were roaming the streets of the capital at night, blackguarding, assaulting and beating innocent passers-by.
John Gay even wrote a play about them.
Which leads to an obvious question. What punk band will be the first to perform a cover version of this song?
Come fill up the Glass,
I suggest the Mekons.