E for Estrapade – #atozchallenge

Ah, the glorious letter E. We really cannot get along without it here in the English lands.  Unless you are Ernest Vincent Wright.

Today we have:

Es`tra`pade´
n. [F] (Man.)The action of a horse, when, to get rid of his rider, he rears, plunges, and kicks furiously.
This from the Italian: strappada and strappado: a torture or punishment technique where the victim is tied at a pole which is dropped from a considerable height to just above the soil; aboard a vessel, the victim is dipped into the sea.

How charming…

Speaking of charming… If you’ve come to Denver through DIA Airport, you’ve likely seen this monstrosity frozen in the act of estrapading(?):

The evil blue devil horse. There is so much controversy and legend growing about this thing… but it is true that the sculptor was killed when it fell on him and I believe it was completed by his sons. I wish they would just paint it white and give it black or brown eyes.  Or paint it orange for the Denver Broncos. Anything but that.

My 2012 Post: Eleemosynary

Today’s #fmsphotoaday: Something Good

We learned a new game today!  I lost, but learned some strategy with which I can beat the pants off the kids tomorrow. Spring Break, fun fun!

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