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If you haven't heard of this, I highly recommend it if you are in or ever plan to be in the Boston area:
http://www.codeduelloimprov.com/

My improv group saw them first at the Toronto Improv Festival and just performed with them in New York (where we normally perform.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
I would liketo petition adding to our LJ interests the following:

being a burr-ito

being a burrito

burrlin
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aaron Burr in a Got Milk ad. One of the more hilarious things I've ever seen. XD XD

And, from the section on Burr in my history textbook (which is totally biased btw, and I guess that should piss me off, but I just find it kind of funny – they take all this speculation as fact, like that he was planning to separate the western states along with Mexico &c.):
He returned to the United States in 1812 and, in keeping with his reputation as a womanizer, fathered two illegitimate children in his seventies and was divorced for adultery at eighty. Perhaps the most puzzling man in American history, he died in 1836.

And when everyone found out about the Burr Conspiracy, they doubted that "even" Burr was capable of "such treachery". :D
 
 
 
 
 
 
well, whatever his actions later in life might have been, I do owe a small debt of gratitude to A. Burr. It was he who introduced me to my cutie-petutty-schnookums-of-a-hubby second husband, the august James Madison, esq., fourth president of the United States.

(did you know that, huh? huh?)
 
 
 
 
 
 
I think it's very interesting to find a community devoted to Burr. I am a big fan of Hamilton, yet I also sympathize a lot with Burr. I read Gore Vidal's novel, and I thought it was absolutely brilliant. (I've actually read it twice). I think Vidal really captured Burr's spirit, and it is just so rare to hear his point of view! You may also want to read "Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character" by Kennedy. It is also pretty sympathetic to Burr, and once again Jefferson emerges in a very negative light...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Okay, I think Burr by Gore Vidal has become required reading for this community. Only not, because that would suck.

But it's an amazing book, and very historically accurate as far as I know. He writes such amazing interactions, too, like the dialogue is really gripping on its own as opposed to just a way to get through the plot. and for some reason his Thomas Jefferson is disturbingly hot.

Anyway, it presents Aaron Burr in a positive light (I think maybe a little too positive, but no book is perfect) and does it with finesse (hee). Go read it. :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
So I'm reading Undaunted Courage, about Lewis and Clark (which is one of the biggest books with the smallest print I have ever seen, second only to like, the dictionary. Oh, and Ron Chernow's Hamilton biography, which I am very much going to read because I like him, too, believe it or not! But it [Undaunted Courage now, heh] feeds my obsession with L&C). So anyway, I'm reading and this sentence comes outta nowhere:

"Had they [the Federalists] succeeded and made Burr the president, there would almost certainly be no republic today."

So I thought Mr. Stephen E. Ambrose was going to elaborate, but no. That's all there is. O____O I'm kind of impressed by Aaron Burr's power to give people the impression that he was eeeevil.

Maybe he was thinking of the Burr Conspiracy? But Burr totally didn't get all conspiratorial until after the whole Hamilton deal, when he had nothing to lose.

By the way, I totally need to promote this community somewhere. Hello, my two lovely members. :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's cold in here.

Translation: Let's get this thing started.