Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another lunchtime tidbit. . .

Check this out. It was circulating on my Facebook newsfeed this morning, and I thought it merited reposting here for the benefit of all of you. Other than the Columbia joke - too soon? - and the fact that they misspelled "Caesar", it makes for a pretty enjoyable few minutes.


Friday, November 5, 2010

The French Revolution - Meh.

Alright, if you know me, you know that I HATE the French Revolution. You also know that I had to take a 19th Century European class in which I realized that not only do I hate European history, I hate France too. The following semester I had to study the historical methodology of the French Revolution. I will be happy if I never have to learn about that damn revolution again. YOU CAN'T APPLY ROUSSEAU TO REAL LIFE, PEOPLE! Also, the Declaration of the Rights of Man?! Ridiculous. And Unrealistic. And Evil. Technically I'm only referring to one small phrase that says "Law is the expression of the general will" which really pisses me off. It sounds like law will be made by the majority opinion, right? WRONG. It means that every one of the delightfully enlightened people that set about making laws will all come to the same conclusion, and that will be the right conclusion. Good luck with that.

ANYWAY, imagine my disappointment when I saw that the latest vlogbrothers video is all about the French Revolution. However, since this is a history blog, and I am all for educating people about history, this is a pretty good video that you should watch.

Love and Latin American Communism,

Monday, November 1, 2010


So, I was Che for Halloween. Go figure. Here are some pictures:

On a slightly different note, my history professor had us dress up (NOT on Halloween) as various senior officials from the Lyndon B. Johnson administration and call him Mr. President. I am dressed at Dean Rusk, and Grace is Bill Bundy:

Love and Communism,

Say What?!

If you only want to hear the funny historical part, start the video at 2:32ish and watch until 3:03.

It's also just a good video, because the vlogbrothers are amazing. If you don't know who they are, you should find out.

Love, Communism, and DFTBA