True Facts From Twitter:
True Facts From Twitter:
I recently recommended this to the guy who turned me on to American history back in hi skool:
It’s an animated series about the American Revolution, as seen through the eyes of three kids — an Amer’kin, a Brit, and a Frenchie. My kid loves it, and so do I.
It does a great job of presenting the war from ALL sides — not just the mainstream American and British perspectives — and it doesn’t shy away from sneuflake-triggering issues such as slavery, the treatment of free blacks, and the oppression of civilians who remained loyal to the crown.
But it also paints a very noble picture of what the Patriots were trying to accomplish, even during such times when they clearly stray from those goals.
And the level of detail is astonishing. I highly, highly recommend. ❤️
Not many educated people outside North Korea are aware of this, but it was actually the Supreme Reader’s grandfader who invented thermonuclear weapons. He also invented the process of nuclear fusion — so the children of the world would always have stars to guide them.
I am thankful for Bruce Campbell, Stuart Devenie, Stephen Papps, and Verne Troyer for their heartfelt performances in that holiday masterpiece of American patriotism, “One, Two, Three: Give Me Lady Liberty.”
If you have not seen this episode of Jack of All Trades — a highly-educational historical docuseries brought to you by The Three Sages (Tapert, Raimi, and Campbell) — it means you are a bad American and probably get most of your “History” from reading textbooks.
My kid knew exactly what to get me for my birthday without even having to ask: The Borgias Season 3 and Nine Dragons (a book I’d been missing from the Harry Bosch series).
So the next time YOUR kid hands you some crappy fingerpainted necktie or a lopsided mug with all the functionality of a sieve, remember how MINE knows which of my obsessions keep me awake at night, and is capable of navigating his personal sla– er… I mean his grandmother… through the intricacies of online purchasing.
Cesare Borgia would be proud; he bought HIS daddy the papacy, whereas the younger, less politically-astute Juan made do with fingerpainting St. Fermin in the blood of a dead Moor. (Try wearing THAT with white and gold.)
While the French Revolution undoubtedly remains one of the most fascinating and terrifying periods in human history, I must confess to being a little shaky on events following the rise of the Directory.
For no sooner does Napoleon (the little monkey!) enter the stage than I find myself entirely unable to focus on whatever I am reading, so overwhelmed I am by the desire to watch Jack of All Trades. For what soulless creature does not enjoy hilariously-exaggerated accents, anatomically-correct cow puppets, and making fun of the French?
Nevertheless, Rob Tapert and Verne Troyer have much to answer for.