It’s Saturday, and I have decided that you all need to learn something useful. So I am going to start posting the Schoolhouse Rock cartoons from the 70’s. If you haven’t heard of Schoolhouse Rock, it was a series of cartoons that ran on Saturday Mornings that attempted to teach kids things on the sly. Picture some kid sitting on the floor watching Super Friends with a big bowl of Super Sugar Smacks getting shovelled into his gob.
The kid’s wondering if Aqauaman and Apache Chief will ever get rescued from 70 million BC when all of a sudden he is learning something. Devious. Look at the video below (my personal fave). What else do you really need to know about how America became a country? Boring details? Benjamin Franklin? I think not. Cartoons giving you the gist of things are really all you need to get yourself started. If you are interested in a topic, go learn more on your own. Not me, though. I am fine with the three minute cartoon version. Cause those who forget history are doomed to be awesome!
By the way: That’s called taxation without representation, and it’s not fair. But when the colonies complained the king said: “I don’t care.”