Monday, May 30, 2005

Wobblies

Well, there have been several anonymous posters talking about Wobblies on this blog. They keep talking Wobblies obsessively, like they're the greatest thing on Earth. So, I'm thinking where have I heard about Wobblies before? Then I realize, ah ha. Wobblies. From that book People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. That's it.

Wobblies are the nickname for the labor group Industrial Workers of the World, a union that believed that the capitalists can never be trusted and workers must get together as one and fight as a group constantly against working class oppression. They were one of the first unions to admit women, blacks, foreigners, and unskilled workers, when other groups were more specific.

They started in Pennsylvania and in the early 1920s may have had as many as 300,000 followers. Working conditions were so bad in those days (1910s and 1920s) that when a mine collapsed, the capitalists only asked if the mules made it out alive. The capitalist class often hired armed thugs to break up strikes and in many cases fired into crowds, killing sometimes as many as twenty to thirty strikers.

The Wobblies played hard-ball back. Those who had guns fired back (not everyone could afford guns back then) and those who didn't defended themselves with what they could.

Well, time progressed and giving credit to the struggles of the Wobblies and other labor unions, workers started getting the 40-hour work week, safe work conditions, and laws on their side instead of against them. For this, we have labor unions to thank, including the Wobblies.

Thanks Wobblies (and other labor unions). Okay, I gave thanks, but some of these guys on this blog are going overboard, wanting to cuddle and kiss these guys. I won't go that far though.

21 Comments:

Anonymous maryanne said...

lovely lovely WOBBLIES I am into the cult and my current lovers are into it and I must say its brightened up my sex performance it is the greatest suck of all I cannot perform well without having my WOBBLIES SUCKED, Oooh Oooh Ah.

5/30/2005 7:37 PM  
Anonymous george from tassie said...

listen sport nice try we are into kissing womens wobblies-breasts- that once upon a time were called tits etc- you doughnut scoffing softies who like being kissed by ancient fat leftwing gay politicians whose chests wobbled in the bad old days when dieting was unheard of, whats that got to do with present day chest wobblies.

5/31/2005 3:45 AM  
Blogger Vest said...

Due to inbreeding during the colonial days and up to the early 1900s in TASMANIA( south of Australia)many people were born with two heads. Some apparently had the useless excess head amputated, it would seem in George's case, the surgeon slipped up and removed the only head with contents.

5/31/2005 4:32 AM  
Blogger clothosfate said...

hahahahaha... sick, just sick. But then if you've read HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy then you would know that a president can only have half a brain anyway! In this case even Georgey may be underqualified!

By the way, you can keep trying, as I'm sure you will, but women are just NOT going to get on board with the name of 'wobbly' replacing the much more desirable; breasts, tits, boobs, knockers, brick house, bosoms, headlights, rack or melons. Did I miss any? I'm sure I did.

Any one of those is ten times more attractive sounding, but then maybe you don't really want to have sex, ever again in this lifetime... ;P

5/31/2005 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Moni said...

lol! I agree with Clothosfate. Women don't like any part of their body described as wobbly or jiggly. And if you're using the term wobblies even in the same vicinity of a pick-up line, then chances are you'll spend the night alone with only your wobbly to keep you company. Thanks Zombieslayer for giving us a legitamate term for wobblies...I actually learned something. :)

5/31/2005 9:20 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Vest, I think they circumcised "wobbly guy" and threw awaw the wrong part!

5/31/2005 3:50 PM  
Anonymous S M C said...

Whats the difference? if a guy asks whether you want your wobblies sucked or not, and you reply I only want my tits sucked, he may reply suck my sausage first then I'll suck your tits; whatever they are

5/31/2005 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Mary anne said...

Harold and I went for late supper with Larry at his favourite Kosher restaurant. After a few drinks Larry told us two gentiles, today whatever you order dont ask for the Calamari.

5/31/2005 7:47 PM  
Blogger Vest said...

Possibly the restaurant was adjacent to Doctor Eli Knobtrimmers Surgical practice.
Special Today Only, 'Deep fried Crumbed Shmuck'

5/31/2005 8:14 PM  
Blogger Vest said...

I received 'That elusive Book' this morning in the post.
Speed reading and halting occasionly to savour the parts which deserve another dekko.
I shall re read the book sent by the author,to whom I have consented, to plug his book on my blogsite. Click on Vest to view.

6/01/2005 7:24 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Moni - that was one of the best comebacks I've ever heard.

6/01/2005 9:17 AM  
Blogger Bridget Jones said...

Whoa ZS, tres neat stuff. Being from Pennsylvania, thank you for the info.

As to the alternate definition of wobblies, if anyone dared to use that term on me under intimate circumstances, they'd be on the street damn quick, nekkid and all.

Bridg

6/01/2005 10:04 AM  
Anonymous george from tassie said...

that was not very nice Vesty -seeing you are from OZ I think- I live in tassie where the fishing is good as well as the beer- I was born in GOZO near Malta-my dad was an english sailor I am led to believe- so you pommy gitt- knock off the two head crap- you should be supporting me- my daughter Maria who teaches thinks you could be a sly old dog but is getting that book sent from the publisher, pity I cant get it signed by J L Spencer or you she said- or was she fishing?,
Bridget jones could be a lesbo i think- I would like to meet maryanne please she is my type i like her style but i am not into that yankee bondage stuff...
MONI describes her self very well with her title- hi vinegar tits-nice to know that you learned something useful from that nice mr zombieslayer about politicl wobblies - my mother who is also named maria thinks Wobblies is a nice title she said she remembers them being called top Bollocks- no worse than house bricks or knockers---i'll be back george

6/01/2005 8:20 PM  
Anonymous maryanne said...

Hi Bridget Jones surely you would not use violence on your girly lovers...that would be unlady like as for moaning moni I am delighted you learned something from that nice person zombieslayer on his post about wobblies you must be still attending school... when you become a big girl you will learn all about wobblies..dont become an old slush like me stay off the booze

6/02/2005 1:39 AM  
Anonymous dave said...

I often comment on Vests site, although I find he is not a prude, I have also noticed that he does not use filthy talk, many other people have remarked the same over in Oz, he is having a rough trot at the moment with friends and relos all dying around him, he heads his assoc list of deminishing members alphabetically, he told me recently that there were 34 on the list 4 years ago and now only nine and my bloody name is at the top. he is a strange old bugger but deep down all goodness. I would like to apoligise for the bilge a few Aussies have unloaded here, but even I can't except that Wobblies is offensive, there are many other words worthy of attention from your bible belt prudes, the list is endless.
Nice blog Zombieslayer, will call again.

6/02/2005 6:47 AM  
Anonymous Moni said...

Awwwwe! George..."Vinegar Tits?" Why that's just about the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me. Stop please!...I'm getting all misty-eyed. Maryanne, sweetie I'm probably older than you. With age comes wisdom and in my wisdom I have found that people who talk about sex all the time usually aren't getting any ;) Not trying to flame Zombieslayer's blog, I won't reply to anymore witty, yet snide remarks on this subject. :)

6/02/2005 3:44 PM  
Anonymous george from tassie said...

I remember another juicy name you dizzy women have not mentioned-- how about--CHESTICLES -sort of gives them balls.
But then women wear vests I believe- so vesty you can cop this from me--VESTICLES-- ha ha you old sod.

6/02/2005 8:29 PM  
Blogger Vest said...

Thanks Dave. I have not heard much of you since your Royal Chas & Camilla limerick. I had my annual health check up finalised today; the Doc would not extend my warranty, I left; hearing his comforting words, "We'll see how it goes"
Now George ; you old son of an unknown sailor, Your verbal gesticulations are noted, I shall castigate you later.
Poor darling Moni. surely you cannot possibly like V TITS, they must be more flavorsome than that even so, being aged wizened and matronly ha ha ha.
Moni, you are correct, Wisdom is not taught from text books.

6/02/2005 9:30 PM  
Blogger Vest said...

Maybe the 1920s era labor trade Unionists would be proud to know; looking down from above today that, the beautiful women of the world were commemorating their past political struggles in a supreme gesture by naming their most beautiful body parts 'Wobblies' as an epitaph to their valiant deeds when they faced up to the might of the Wealthy.

6/02/2005 10:38 PM  
Anonymous george from tassie said...

Bridget Jones The aged Whining mick Tart-- at 53 and probably lying about that too-- I just cannot think how the expression INTIMATE would apply to you-- maybe antagonizing to the male gender for whom it would appear your respect has gone down the drain-- due to you being dumped because you were impossible to live with under any set of circumstances-rather than having to cohabit with you-would be preferable I am thinking to be locked away from you and be spoon fed in a padded cell- Aaagh

6/04/2005 3:48 PM  
Blogger Bridget Jones said...

Zomb, old chum, I won't dirty up your blog by responding to whatshisface. It's not nice to mock the afflicted.

Bridg

6/05/2005 10:29 AM  

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