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[challenge entry] A pretty crappy moment in history...

(apologies to ol' Franzy if I got the wrong guy in the picture!)

From the "Oh No" Moments From History challenge. See all 177 entries (closed)

(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:25, archived)
# BAD Gavrillo!
(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:26, archived)
# ohoho

(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:28, archived)
# Apologies?
You say you don't know!

(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:32, archived)
# All I know is he had a tash (as did just about every man in 1914)
I assume he's not the driver, but I've no idea which of the others he is.
(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:35, archived)
# Sorry
Me so slow.

"You say you don't know" was another line from the song.

(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:38, archived)
# hee hee
i was trying to think of something to do with that picture too. i think you won.
(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:37, archived)
# you can make a pretty convincing argument for that song being about that incident, really
When the Archduke Franz Ferdinand visited Sarajevo, Odbrana's first assasination attempt (grenade) failed.

Later the same day, Gavrilo Princip shot both the Archduke and his pregnant wife Sofia.

According to another member of Odbrana, the first shot hit Sofia in the abdomen. The Archduke made no attempt to protect himself and was struck by the second shot.

So, you could make a case for the song recreating the moment between the two shots, as the Archduke contemplates his dead wife and never-to-be-born child and prays for the assassin's bullet.

(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:41, archived)
# I'm just a crosshair
I'm just a shot away from you
I'm just a shot - then we can die.

I see where you're coming from!
(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:43, archived)
# Sorry for editting and editting back again!
I thought it would be good to say where and when it happened, but I prefer it like it was!

If you know what happened, you get the joke, so there's no point in messing around with it.
(, Thu 1 Dec 2005, 22:47, archived)