Friday, December 19, 2008

Blizzards Call For Drunk History [You Tube is My Friend]

Hopefully all you readers out there are already familiar with Drunk History, but just in case, I thought I'd post one of my favorite series of videos to come out of Funny or Die. There's an insane blizzard outside in New York, so what better day to watch some drunk people tell you some stories? Afterwards, maybe you'll get inspired and find it necessary to get wasted & read some Howard Zinn.

But what is Drunk History, LQ?

The Drunk History series of online videos feature inebriated people sharing their version of specific historical events. The recounted stories are then re-enacted by professional actors while the drunken commentary plays in the background

The series was created by Derek Waters (who makes a cameo in each video) and have featured Jack Black, Michael Cera, Danny McBride & more.

Here is a profile that Current TV did on the series

And after the jump, all five episodes of Drunk History. More to come in the future, I'm sure. Stay warm!

Episode 1 - Hamilton v. Burr, w/ Michael Cera

Episode 2 - Ben Franklin Discovers Electricity, w/ Jack Black

Episode 2.5 - Franklin the Lover, w/ Jack Black

Episode 3 - Washington's Slave Oney Judge, w/ Danny McBride

Episode 4 - William Henry Harrison, w/ Paul Schneider