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In line for a number but you don't understand (like a modern man) [Apr. 14th, 2011|09:50 pm]
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That is all.

Well, on that subject. Another day spent in the Library of Congress, and this time I got to an abolitionist newspaper. As expected, it was extremely self-righteous and irritating, in the exact same measure that the Southern Dem paper was batshit insane.

And I'm pretty sure the Know Nothing Party were the Tea Party of their day. Xenophobic, Anti-immigration, Catholic hating, slavery endorsing idiots. So... yep. That's about right.

We're not on the verge of Civil War, though. So I guess we're still doing better than they were back then--which, to be frank, I did not expect.

I still might go to the historical society next Tuesday. Just because it'd be awesome, and maybe I'd find a few neat little turns of phrase. But for the most part, my work for this week is done apart from printing the covers. This is partly because I hemmed and hawed about it. If I print them myself, I can't print them to the edge--there will be a bleed. And so, I thought I'd just do the images smaller and not even try to take up the whole page--what's the point? And then I thought, what if that looks even worse?

But fuck it, I like empty space. I'm making these fucking things one at a time, here. People won't mind. Anyhow, I think I'll go pick out some card stock and do a test print tomorrow. Wondering if it's smarter to print one and do color copies on it or print them all... thinking the former. Wondering if it'll look decent.

The cover is fucking stunning, though. Even more stunning than Hansen and Sam are adorable. Which is SAYING A LOT.
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Alexander Hamilton [Nov. 7th, 2009|11:51 am]
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Megan and [info]tootsietoo made my fucking month by linking this You Tube video. It is hip hop. About Alexander Hamilton. From the point of view of Aaron Burr. And it is AMAZING.

I still have a heart full of hate, but Alexander Hamilton makes me feel better.
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Self-evident, motherfucker. Self-evident. [Nov. 16th, 2008|01:33 pm]
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Oh dude. HBO is making a miniseries of 1776 now.

Whoa. Total fangirl meltdown over here. That book is fucking awesome, seriously, (also fucking depressing, since 1776 was kind of a shit year for the baby USA in many ways) and if they do it half as well as they did John Adams...

Seriously. Fangirl. Yay history!

In celebration, allow me to present to you a clip from John Adams-- the first time Jefferson presented his newly-penned Declaration of Independence to John Adams and Ben Franklin. Why should you subject yourself to this boring nonsense? Well, it's not boring, and McCullough's scholarship fucking rules, so at least it's not nonsense either! But it's worth it just to hear Franklin say the words: "We hold these truths sacred and undeniable... hm, sacred and undeniable. Smacks of the pulpit."

1. $50 says that was TOTALLY what Jefferson meant, the dodgy bastard. Gotta love two abolitionists facing down a slave-owner and trying to be polite about it. <3 Ben!
2. Now you see why Jefferson's my poster child for Founding Father Emotasticness. "Waaa but I chose those words carefully... ohhhh okay..." (No seriously, he was dodgy, but the man could write.)
3. How cool was the casting in this miniseries? Seriously.

I am so getting it for Christmas.
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