I Didn’t Know Ben Franklin Was Such A Man-Whore?

2 Sep

You know, YouTube ain’t what it used to be.

Is it just me, or did there used to be funnier, fresher stuff on it? Now it’s like a crapshoot–sometimes you’ll only find stupid things on YouTube, sometimes all you’ll find is people blowing things up out of boredom, and sometimes, you’ll find 80s one-hit-wonders used namely to terrify and stupefy innocent victims.

But then, sometimes, you find a gem, a reason to keep clicking on random videos and hoping that they will showcase the brand of humor and wit that made this flagship video hosting site dominate the internet as the premiere venue for fostering independent projects and making a name for yourself, whether it be good or bad.

Here is one such gem:

Drunk History, Vol. 1 is almost a new classic. Though it is a joke meant to appeal to us in geek set who have both memorized every line of hilarity perpetuated in Superbad, and yet could be equally captivated by a WWII documentary about Spitfires on History Channel, this first film still showcases Michael Cera‘s acting tenacity, and–dare I say it?–by acknowleding the substance abuse at the get-go, and utilizing it as a comic relief tool, these films almost create a genre for themselves.

The second film, Drunk History, Vol. 2, utilizes Jack Black‘s smarmy-but-hilarious qualities quite well, casting him as Benjamin Franklin, and continues on in the funniest Drunk History yet, Drunk History, Vol. 2.5, delving into Franklin’s sex life. Finally, Drunk History, Vol. 3 showcases a female storyteller, serving up a profanity-laced retelling of the story of Oney Judge, a slave in George Washington‘s household. I will warn you now, however–The Vol. 2 & 2.5 set have graphic vomiting. Blecch.

But I implore you–make it through! Because Drunk History is well worth the cringing wait through the vomiting moments.

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