... I thought you might like to start out your morning with something wonderful and weird. While noodling around this morning (dawn o'clock is the best time for avoidance behavior), I came across [this] video clip.
It is the Chilean Army on parade during the annual O'Higgins'/Independence Day ceremony. The tune they are marching to is—and why not?—The Radetzky March. It's a wonderful combination of k.u.k. history, the legacy of an Irish soldier-of-fortune, and South American militarism. What's not to love?Thank you, Sir; but Heaven forfend anything should vex the whitopian tranquility of Uruguay. I'm planning to set up a bolt-hole there for when North American civilization collapses.
It's not quite the wonderful land of Uruguay, but you can invade it from there.
And surely no k.u.k. loyalist could remain dry-eyed while watching this clip of old Karajan conducting the Radetzky March in 1987.