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dirty deeds... and the dunderchief


echoes of our heritage

john adams was marvelous as you'd expect - it kind of had to be, with the source material, the cast, etc... but it didn't really get my patriotic blood boiling, and i'm not really sure it's supposed to. it doesn't make the founding fathers look like the justice league of the colonies; they are instead real human beings in a dire situation, forced to make difficult decisions, trying to reason out what would be in the best interests of their families and countrymen. they're ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances, people who understand far better than us what freedom really means, and i would imagine that's the best compliment you could pay them.

you should check out local cincy band bad veins. kind of like power-slop, but with an edge. also check out the delicious not accepted anywhere, released a few years ago by the automatic, crazy rock thats kind of evocative of talking heads, plus they say "battry" like artie does. sweet.


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Blogger B-Call Says:

i agree. it was very good, but i don't think it was supposed to make you want to go out and kill the nearest Brit either. although, i did get a little shaky when they were reading the Declaration of Independence.
i also don't think we fully understand what it means to sacrifice for our freedoms. there's a select few who get it (i'm not in that class), but most of us don't. true sacrifice for a noble cause died out in the civil rights movement.
think of how many people gave up their livelihood during WW2. professional athletes IN THEIR PRIME put their careers on hold to serve. how many would do that now?

one thing i did like, from the first episode, is the whole court drama. how would you like to take the stand as a witness and have to not only sit in a room full of people who don't like what you're going to have to say, but to have them breathing down your neck (literally) as you testify?
how long do you think that black dude lasted after he testified on behalf of the soldiers.

Blogger Justin Hall Says:

yeah, the tar & feather scene was pretty rough too. you think of the colonists as noble, simple people opressed by a vicious foreign power, and yet they're also humans. watch how quickly any group of humans turns into a vicious mob... this must be why sociologists still have jobs, to study phenomena like that.

Blogger B-Call Says:

what? you've never seen anyone tarred and feathered?
come to Hamilton!, my friend. live life to the full.

Blogger ryanham Says:

high-flautin drama. It was pretty darn good. I can't wait for next week. I wonder how it ends?

Justin, does the automatic also say "crawn" instead of "crayon" like you?


Blogger Justin Hall Says:

i dont pronounce it like "kron", fool. it's more like "craown". not "craaaeeyon" like you clowns do. WELCOME TO AMERICA

Blogger B-Call Says:

C-R-A-Y-O-N = Kray-on

Blogger ryanham Says:

Brian has posted the appropriate pronunciation.

And for the record, you pronounce it like "crown," but I spelled it differently for affect.

Blogger Bragg Says:

Look, fools, everyone knows it's S-O-D-A. Say it with me now, soda. Pop is a verb, always has been and always will be. And everyone knows you can't drink a verb.

Blogger Justin Hall Says:

sure you can. ever had Jolt? that's a verb, mister grammar.


Blogger B-Call Says:

or, if you're from Cincy, anything that fizzes is "Coke".

i hate that.


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