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10 Scandalous VP Stories Worth a Warm Bucket of Spit

Getty Images This morning Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. John Nance Garner, FDR’s first vice president, either said the VP position wasn’t worth “a warm pitcher of piss” or “a warm bucket of spit.” Whatever body fluid and receptacle he really used, you get the idea. But that doesn’t mean [...]

11 Other Big Events That Also Occurred on September 11th

Even before the tragic attacks of 2001, some pretty noteworthy events had occurred on September 11th. While our brains will forever link the calendar date to the 2001 attacks – and rightly so – let’s take a look at some other notable September 11th happenings from previous years. 1297 William Wallace defeats forces of the English crown [...]

Hamilton’s Dueling History, a Haunted Bar and the Bank That Owns the Pistols: Your Guide to the Hamilton-Burr Duel

Image courtesy of Bill Coughlin/The Historical Marker Database So, you want to impress your friends with your extensive knowledge of the Hamilton-Burr duel. First, you’ve got to somehow bring Alexander Hamilton and/or Aaron Burr into the conversation. In response, your listeners are going to think, and hopefully say, something about the famous duel, because that’s the [...]

The Late Movies: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps on The Electric Company

Lin-Manuel Miranda came to my attention when he rapped about Alexander Hamilton. Miranda is the Tony award-winning star, writer, and composer of In the Heights — and he has what we call in the business “mad skills.” For tonight’s nerdy kid-friendly goodness, here’s Miranda dropping educational pronunciation-related rhymes on PBS’s The Electric Company. If you [...]

Alexander Hamilton, Now in Rap Form

Check out In the Heights lyricist and star Lin Manuel Miranda giving props to Alexander Hamilton. Not to oversell it, but this is easily the best rap song I’ve heard about the first treasury secretary and his life. Link via Being Famous

18 Memorable Ad Questions

Ad slogans and taglines generally come to us in the form of a declaration. Like, It takes a licking and keeps on ticking; or With a name like Smuckers….it has to be good; or Good to the last drop. But my favorites have always been the ones that beg you to answer a question. Here [...]