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Vote early, vote often.

Or once a day, anyway, since that's what the rules permit. (And unfortunately only if you have a Facebook account. :-/ I totally understand you being with me in spirit if you don't.)

What the heck am I talking about? That would be my entry in the Drunk History "Stumble Into History" contest.

Now, I love DH mostly because it's how a lot of my friends talk about history when we're sober. And their previous "DIY Drunk History" contest was... well, not up my alley. Dressing up as a historical figure and responding to their portrayal of her, however -- that I could do! But of course I didn't get around to it until this past weekend (even though havocthecat kindly alerted me to the contest weeks ago). Fortunately, the editing was simple, so I uploaded my video a solid three hours before the deadline.

I'm probably more pleased with myself than I should be for pulling it together in less than a day, entirely with resources I had around the house. :-)

Anyhoo, toss Abigail Adams and her legendary letter-writing talents a vote or seven? You can vote once a day until next Monday; the top five vote-getters become finalists, and then Derek Waters judges them to decide the winner. I have a feeling I wouldn't make that cut -- I haven't watched them all, but so far my money is Orson Welles -- but I may have a shot at being a finalist, in which case my bit of video silliness would be featured on the Comedy Central website, which would be fun.

Depending on how they apply their "sole discretion" to "suitable for general audiences," Orson Welles may have sabotaged himself by flipping the bird. It seems like a number of people didn't read the rules, as there are several entries well over the two-minute mark. Including two out of three Peggy Shippens, which is a shame, because one of them is a HOOT. Guess we'll see how strictly they enforce that. *shrug*

Regardless, I kinda like mine. If you'd vote and share, I'd be very grateful! :-)

Edit: If you don't watch DH (and don't want to pay to do so on Amazon Prime), there's unfortunately not a good online clip of the whole Jefferson/Adams feud segment. The first part is on Comedy Central's YouTube channel here, but it breaks before the bits I refer to. The whole episode it comes from is here (link goes to the point in the video that picks up where the official one leaves off), which I thought was an official channel when I first ran across it, but it isn't, so I assume the weird PiP thing with the video off in the corner is a bid to keep them off the copyright-infringement radar.


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Feb. 23rd, 2015 08:48 pm (UTC)
I will be with you in spirit, since I don't have a Facebook account.

At least I was able to watch the video in the DH Facebook page. It made me snortlaugh.
Feb. 23rd, 2015 09:53 pm (UTC)
Yay! That's all I can ask. Thank you!

I don't know how many people will recognize the quotes I included, but they made me happy. I had to paraphrase the "too rough a term for a lady" thing after rewatching the segment, which was about the Adams/Jefferson rift stemming from the 1800 election, and in which the only thing the narrator actually had Abigail say was "We're done with Thomas Jefferson. That guy is an a--hole. F--- him." In a drunk guy's voice, lip-synched by cute little Jayma Mays. :-D
Feb. 24th, 2015 12:12 am (UTC)
Oh, good work! I wasn't expecting to be able to watch it at all tonight, as I don't have a Facebook account, but it ran just fine, and while I'd never seen the content in question, I was very entertained!

Granted that I haven't seen the others, but I would not be at all surprised if you won.
Feb. 24th, 2015 11:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! I didn't know if it would make any sense at all if you haven't seen the segment, so I'm glad to know that. (I don't know that it matters for contest purposes, since presumably anyone voting who isn't friends/family will be a fan of the show, but I still wanted it to be entertaining on its own terms.) I've added YouTube links to the top post, if you're curious.

Having watched (or tried to watch -- inevitably, there are a few for which I couldn't manage even two minutes of my life) all 33 entries, I'm still calling it for the Orson Welles guy. If I were Comedy Central, I'd use that "sole discretion" to go ahead and blur the middle finger before putting it on their website and airing it, and call it a day. He has a lot of comments too, so I'm pretty confident he'll get enough votes to make the finals, where the actual judging panel (the contest info page says Derek Waters, the creator/host, but the rules say "judges" plural, so I'm thinking he'll have network input as well) would be nuts not to give it to him.

Besides having two dead-on impressions, he walks the edge of stupid stoner-type comedy without crossing it, which is exactly the show's tone. If I had no dog in the hunt, I'd vote for him almost every day, with a couple breaks for Dolley Madison and the silent-movie Poe.

Edited at 2015-02-24 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Feb. 24th, 2015 11:59 am (UTC)
Thank you!!
Feb. 24th, 2015 10:51 am (UTC)
Voted and shared it on Facebook. Hope you win it!!
Feb. 24th, 2015 11:59 am (UTC)
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