Historical Accuracy of the Day

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Actual footage, circa 1752.

[thanks, al!]

Drunk History of the Day

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Benjamin Franklin's "Drinker's Dictionary" -- a list of some 220 "round-about phrases" for "drunk" originally published in a 1737 issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette -- is read aloud by a fairly persuasive impersonator.

[theawesomer.]