Robert Smalls Haiku

See his smiling face! Of course he's happy enslaved! ... Shit, he stole our boat. History is so full of badass escapes from slavery that it's hard to pick the most badass, but Robert Smalls' escape has to be in the running. Why? Let Lonely Island give you a hint. Smalls was born in South … Continue reading Robert Smalls Haiku

Abram Petrovich Gannibal Haiku

To Siberia Exiled; how does one not freeze? Let's build a fortress. Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696-1781) was the great grandfather of famed Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and had a pretty damned storied life himself. The boy who would be Abram was probably born in Eritrea, although there's debate about this. His father, a wealthy man, … Continue reading Abram Petrovich Gannibal Haiku