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March 18, 2008

Drunk history

Have you seen Drunk History on YouTube?

It's hilarious.

The video's producers have someone tell a historic tale (like Ben Franklin flying the kite) while inebriated and film it.

Then they have name brand actors like Jack Black act out the narration.

They made three videos: this one, this one and this one.

Definitely check them out. 

Warning -- there is some profanity in the videos. 

(The photo -- the only one I could find of Ben Franklin with the kite -- is a hand-carved figurine made by John and Gloria Broniak of Carnegie, PA)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:11 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Random stuff


derek waters is from Towson, local genius!

Thanks, Sam. Your insight on Baltimore's after-hours scene is second to none.

Derek Waters had a hand in these? (They don't let me watch videos in my cube.)

Watched these last night. Funny stuff. Jack Black's Ben Franklin really captures the historical gravitas.

I grew up with Derek Waters - he's hilarious and very good-hearted. I wish nothing but the best for him!

I did too! Love him! He is doing great in CA!

I don't remember any jo's in the old neighborhood!

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