November 17, 1913, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany Bans Tango / Defy Authority, Dance At The Rocket, Get Free Soda / Oddo Print Shop Until 2:30

Kaiser Wilhelm II

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany forbade his officers to dance the tango while in uniform, describing the dance as “Rinnsteinkind”, (a child of the curbstone). But tango was all the rage among the high classes in Germany. It was fashionable to throw elegant “Tango Tea Parties” but it began to incur the wrath of government and church leaders. Cardinal Amette, in Paris, declared that “Christians should not in good conscience take part in it.” Pope Benedict XV declared tango “An outrageous, indecent, heathen dance, which is an assassination of family and social life.”

This film, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, particularly outraged the Kaiser, and launched the career of Rudolph Valentino. It was the top grossing film of 1921, beating out The Kid starring Charlie Chaplin.

So we encourage you to defy authority and dance.
Do it at the rocket and get yourself a free Avery’s soda.
Free rocket tip . . . there is nothing like sharing a Deep Space Chocolate Pudding after a tango!

Rocket Mission Alert:
The rocket will be landing at the Bakerville Community Nursery School Fun Fair on Saturday.

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