4th of July Evening Boom…Boom, Sans FireworksPosted: July 4, 2012
Happy 4th of July!
Most of America is feeling a massive heat wave, and many communities are canceling the regularly scheduled firework show because of the dry conditions. Then you have the towns that are cutting the show to protect the birds…or to save money, either way…you won’t find any fireworks here on tonight’s post either.
However, what you will find is a shitload of cartoons to tickle your fancy! So, let’s get on with the show!
This video clip is from the AdultSwim cartoon Robot Chicken…
The American Revolution, as interpreted by the people who brought you 300.
“From the people who claim 300 is a true story comes the tale of our nations birth.”
Yeah, “it ain’t accurate, but it will blow your f’ing mind.” I can just imagine there are folks out there who would actually think that is a true depiction of our nations birth. I am not joking…I could see something like that being passed off as a history lesson in one of Bobby Jindal’s flagship schools….I mean, look what Huckabee did with it. Check out the actual copy from the Learn Our History website.
We recognize and celebrate faith, religion and the role of God in America’s founding and making our country the greatest place on Earth…
Learn Our History is a diversified educational media company that teaches children and teenagers about history, social studies and current events through the use of animated films supplemented with online resources with the goal of providing a solution to many of the recognized shortcomings in the way history and social studies currently are taught. Learn Our History’s products are differentiated by the Company’s focus on entertaining while teaching history and social studies from a proudly American standpoint.
When your kids or grandkids get their hands on these videos, you’ll be amazed at how they‘re instantly pulled in to the stories. As they watch the history videos, they’ll be learning about the major events and most influential people that shaped our great nation. And because they’ll be having so much fun watching the zany characters, they won’t even realize they’re learning!
With Learn Our History, your kids gain an understanding of important concepts and how those concepts play a role in our everyday lives. From understanding the role of government and taxes to national security, democracy and more, your children will learn to appreciate what it means to be an American and how fortunate they are to live in the the home of the brave and the land of the free!
American Revolution Trilogy
Go back to see the story behind how our Declaration of Independence came to be.
In this outstanding film, young viewers will journey back to the American colonies during the period leading to that first fateful battle.
Victory over Great Britain depended not only on military success, but also political acumen. Great Britain possessed a modern, wealthy and well-trained army – one of the finest fighting forces in history. In contrast, the colonists were poor, but their ambitions for independence compelled them forward. Believing their quest was divinely inspired, with each step they took, their goal of independence from Britain became an answered prayer.
Ooof, that just gives me the chills…maybe it is because I am a history major? Or perhaps it is just the thought of such accurate story telling. /snark
(Anyway, the reason I spent some time on this will come together at the end of tonight’s post.)
We have seen many years go by since John
Footpenis Handcock signed the Declaration of Independence with such passionate flair.