Nerds on History‘s Eric Bricmont guest hosts as the Nerds debate the merits and point out the numerous historical inaccuracies of The Patriot.
With it’s 100th anniversary looming, Eric and Bryan begin to tackle what is certainly a pivotal moment in not just American, but World History: the start of World War I.
Photo: British Soldiers in a Captured British Trench, public domain, Wikimedia
Happy Birthday ‘MURICA!
Independence Day weekend is a time for the three Fs: Fireworks, Family, and Fucking awesome Movies about ‘MURICA!
In case you forgot, America is the sole contributor of everything that is GREAT in world culture. Rock & Roll? Yeah, that came from us. Monster Track rallies? You’re welcome. Cinema? I don’t think I need to say anymore. Now for those of you who think cinema actually came from the French, you can get fucked. If the French created the art of the moviemaking, why is it they’ve never even created a film festival to celebrate it? I rest my case.
So after you’ve downed 6 beers, another half dozen shots of Jack Daniels, and enough hot dogs to make Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut shit their pants in awe of your Americanness, naturally the next thing you’re going to do is start an illegal fireworks show in your own backyard. Why? Because ‘MURICA!! Think of it as an act of Patriotism and Civil Disobedience AT THE SAME TIME. What can be more American than that?!
Okay, one thing. You sit your ass down and you start a movie marathon in front of your 90″ Panasonic TV and your 7.1 Dolby Surround sound system with a subwoofer so powerful it’ll vibrate the chrome coating off of your Chevy Silverado. ‘MURICA!
So crack open another Budweiser, light some Mexican M-80s, eat a giant slice of apple pie, and salute your American heritage with these 10 classics!
Eric and Bryan continue their their epic conversation about “The War to End All Wars”: World War I.
Photo Credit: “Types of ordnance. British guns – elevated position mobile mount at the front during World War I,” Public Domain
This week, Bryan, Sean & Roxi do their best to stay on topic despite the agonizing lack of Sarah. “What’s the topic” you ask? Posthumous Academy Award nominees & winners.