Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Travel With Vice Magazine: Drunk History; Ben Franklin

So usually I use this feature to shed light on some of the darker places in our world. But I decided to lighten things up this week with something I personally can't stop laughing at. I have always been a history buff and have probably had conversations like this on numerous occasions after whatever escape was made from a noisy bar. I have never really been into the bar or clubbing scene anyway, if I wanted to yell in order to be heard, I'd go visit my grandma. She usually has better liquor anyway...

But getting back to the subject at hand, this micro series in the VBS archives is one of the most genius ideas I have ever seen fo a show. They take a knowledgeable person on the subject of American history, get them as fit shaced as possible, and then ask them about a certain event. This is then dramatized by actors who follow the narration of the inebriated expert perfectly. The episode I am posting this week is the subject of that famous lightning storm experiment performed by Ben Franklin. Jack Black plays a hilarious, yet strangely convincing Franklin.

All under the narration of eight (yikes!) vodka and cranberries...Enjoy!!




10 comments:

Astronomy Pirate said...

Hilarious. I loved the Tesla vs. Edison one. I didn't know there were more.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Now THAT is funny!

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Jay said...

lol, i love drunken history! :D

Zombie said...

I wished history was taught to me like that in high shcool. lol.

Zombie said...

*school

Melanie said...

Once you're drunk its hard to coagulate?!?! I loved it. They should have these guys in high schools across america...they could teach the children on many levels.

Melanie said...

And now that I think about it, he was totally right, it IS hard to coagulate when you are drunk because alcohol thins your blood. Now, if he were to have said enunciate, it would have made far too much sense.

Ray Rousell said...

Great post!! Jack Black's a great funnyman.

Megan said...

LOL hilarious!!!! Usually videos don't work on my work computer, but this one did...thank goodness!

Hope you're doing well and the babies are sleeping well at night :)

ed said...

never seen it, will look into it