Monday, June 20, 2011

Tuesday with VBS.tv: Drunk History; The Duel of Hamilton and Burr

I have to admit that this series cracks me up more than any other in the Vice lineup right now. There are several more, and I will be posting them throughout the weeks. Of course we will eventually go back to traveling the crazy parts of the world no one else sees, but for a little while let's take a good hard look at American history through rose colored shot glasses.

This week's episode focuses on the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr that took place on the morning of July 11, 1804. Hamilton publicly denounced Burr's intentions and motivations for running for president, and apparently when a little too over-the-top for Burr to just let the insults slide. For those of you not too familiar with the details the story, I am going to let the tale unfold as it was meant to be this week....drunk as shiite. Alexander Hamilton is played by Michael Cera, enjoy!



11 comments:

Melanie said...

Once again, a valuable lesson in more ways than one. Keep them coming!

Astronomy Pirate said...

Hahaha, this reminds me of my 10th grade history class so much. I'm pretty sure my teacher had a flask in his desk.

Solsby Kid said...

Wont let me watch the vid :(

Zombie said...

Cool wig! lol.

Kicking Rocks said...

lmao thats awesome!!!

Megan said...

wahhhh can't watch the video at work :(

and PS, since you made a comment regarding Meatballs on my post...I will inform you that today is in fact BILL MURRAY DAY worldwide. I'm not even kidding. I would know this because he is my all time FAV.

Banacek said...

Aaron Burr. Didn't he play Perry Mason? ;)

mmmpieohyeah said...

lol nice narration! and damn my slow internet...

Marlene said...

I'm thinking you have a pretty high IQ. You seem to know a lot of interesting stuff. (I love smart brains.)

The_illustrative_Mind said...

"...through rose-colored shot glasses." nice man xD

Malkavian said...

I just love this, all history should be told like this.