I rather like that phrase, not just despite, but I think because of the racist overtones.
If you're not familiar with the phrase, short version is, it was used to describe them Indians who refused to submit to the demands of their genetic superiors vis-a-vis where they could live, and where they could go.
I'm off the reservation, white man.
I defy your walls. I defy your power. I defy you.
Catch me if you can.
A good tradition to follow, in my opinion.
(No, it's not still Talk Like the Architect Day, I just figured vis-a-vis worked in that sentence.)
Anyway, been off the reservation for a while. And yes, the cavalry came out after me to keep me getting "out of hand," and I laughed at the attempt.
So slow. So clumsy. And trying to head me off when they haven't even got the slightest clue where I'm going.
(Advertisement featured at Dictionary.com when I checked to make sure I was spelling cavalry correctly:Click for a larger version of the banner ad, if that's what you really want in your life; the thumbnail takes you to Wallace & Gromit: A Christmas Cardomatic.)
I'd tell them to give it up. That I know the territory better, that I can move much more rapidly, and vanish like a ghost just when they think they have me.
And they have no idea what my goal is in the first place.
But I find the attempts amusing, for the time being.
And they won't listen anyway.
Update: Ah me
Using Earthlink's Accelerator/proxy for browsing on the laptop, with it set to reduce image quality slightly for faster loading. I'd hoped that saving the banner ad would do a Matrix Reloaded and give me the full-size, full-quality version, but no joy. That's why it looks kind'a funky.
And getting the original back would take Extreme Random Chance.
Made a larger thumbnail, at least. Management apologizes for any inconvenience.
Update 2: Link to satorimedia sketchbook added because a) Be Kind to Bigots Week is so over, b) apparently, a demonstration of gay black man level tacky is required for some folks and c) mother fucker needs a well-placed kick in the complacency.
Fortuitously, I'm in a well-placed kick-giving sort of a mood.
And the Breast Cancer Site graphic you're still pulling from me, instead of uploading it to your own server?
And the tech support via comments for your bud?
Again, you're welcome.
Since I just know you mother fuckers was gonna say, "thank you" at some point. I know white folks ain't genetically incapable of uttering the words, heard other people say 'em before. . .