SHOW NOTES EPISODE 90 “What’s So Civil About War Anyway?”
This week Host Dave Bledsoe takes us all back to school as the nation’s electors give it the old college try and finally end this god awful election once and for all. Get ready for another pointless history lesson, and some really mediocre Disney musicals featuring Buddy Ebsen!
Along the way we learn about Richard Mentor Johnson and the Octoroon Julia Chinn. We theorize on the potential ramifications of an Electoral College upset at the last moment. (Hint: Think Disastrous) There are some cutting remarks about the hit Broadway play Hamilton AND the actual Alexander Hamilton. (Buy One Get One Free!).
We postulate on what the Second American Civil War might look like, comparing and contrast to other popular Civil Wars in recent history. There WILL be a quiz on the material at the end of the podcast which will count for 30% of your grade. We suggest taking notes.
Then we wrap with really depressing analogies to fatal diseases and the agony of chemotherapy. (You can assume this is not a “happy” show). But then we bring it all back with the War on Saturnalia!
Promotional consideration for this week’s show by Tom’s Town Criers, keeping a pointless institution alive far past the point it outlived usefulness! We open the show with George Carlin and close with, you guessed it, Guns and Roses.