by Lawrence Baron
Peruse a leaked lesson plan from the 1776 commission.
by Katie Hemphill
Historian Katie Hemphill's recent crash course in video editing for Zoom teaching let her fulfill a longtime goal: set the bawdiest Civil War letters she found in her research to the stirring sounds of documentary music. Content Warning: Cuss Words.
SOURCE: The Onion
New Patriotic 1776 Commission Struggling To Find Ways To Improve Upon Education System’s Existing Propaganda
"Members of President Donald Trump’s new patriotic 1776 Commission struggled Wednesday to find ways to improve upon the education system’s existing propaganda."
SOURCE: Mel Magazine
The satirical newspaper The Onion struggled to find a way to apply its trademark irreverance to the 9/11 terror attacks. For fans, however, the issue of September 27, 2001 met the grief and anger of the day with humor.
SOURCE: The New York Times
As a teenager, I thought his ‘Tonight Show’ was a bland, uncool relic. Now I appreciate his deadpan humor and the loose weirdness of his interviews.
SOURCE: New York Times
National economies collapse; species go extinct; political movements rise and fizzle. But—somehow, for some reason—Weird Al endures.
by Michael A. Genovese
We are all struggling, and we all need the distractions that only absurdity can provide. So laugh now and then; see the silly, the absurd and the comic in life.
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