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(Wikipedia)   This day in history. July 11, 1804: "Oh Burr, Oh Burr, what hast thou done? Thou hast shooted dead great Hamilton. You hid amongst a patch of thistle, and shooted him dead with your great hoss pistol"   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line 54
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2012-07-11 02:11:20 PM
theinspirationroom.com
 
2012-07-11 02:25:24 PM

borg: [theinspirationroom.com image 515x403]


AWAN BUH!
 
2012-07-11 02:31:23 PM
 
2012-07-11 02:51:48 PM
This is really strange because I was actually talking with someone about Burr shooting Hamilton at lunch. Had no idea it happened on this day.
 
2012-07-11 03:04:53 PM
What a great hoss may look like:

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-07-11 03:07:03 PM

borg: [theinspirationroom.com image 515x403]


Michael Bay's finest work.
 
2012-07-11 03:12:46 PM
nice shot, man

i always did prefer burr over that frumpy anglophile elitist hamilton
 
2012-07-11 03:13:37 PM
As someone from Aaron Burr's bloodline, I continue to act like I've never shot a Hamilton before
 
2012-07-11 03:14:03 PM
boingboing.net
 
2012-07-11 03:14:59 PM

bgddy24601: As someone from Aaron Burr's bloodline, I continue to act like I've never shot a Hamilton before


DAMN YOU AND YOUR KITH AND KIN!
 
2012-07-11 03:17:15 PM
Blennerhassett Island encrypted-tbn3.google.com
 
2012-07-11 03:20:30 PM
done in one... as it should be
 
2012-07-11 03:20:43 PM
Shooted.
 
2012-07-11 03:21:06 PM
Kinda sucks dueling fell out of favor.
 
2012-07-11 03:24:37 PM

bgddy24601: As someone from Aaron Burr's bloodline, I continue to act like I've never shot a Hamilton before


I briefly knew one of his namesake descendants. We used to call him "mronbr", like the guy in the Snickers commercial.
 
2012-07-11 03:27:52 PM
I just realized that that "Got Milk" commercial is something close to 20 years old, if not more.

Wow. Still one of the finest commercials I've ever seen.
 
2012-07-11 03:28:52 PM
Twitch Boy
Shooted.

Shooted?
 
2012-07-11 03:28:58 PM
Came for the Awon Buh, leaving satisfied.

By the way, if you want to see what he's been up to lately, check out Sean Whalen's outstanding performance in

The FP

Actually, unless you're insane, or suicidal and looking for that last straw to put you over, just watch the trailer, even though Sean's not in it.
 
2012-07-11 03:31:31 PM

Bonkthat_Again: Drunk History


Alexander Hamilton shot a bullet right into Alexander Hamilton... AARON BURR shot a bullet right into Alexander Hamilton.
 
2012-07-11 03:32:43 PM
We MUST outlaw handguns so this doesn't happen again
 
2012-07-11 03:33:27 PM
This is the way it should be.
Seriously, why not make dueling legal? If two grown men agree to settle their differences this way, what's the problem?
Get a bunch of attorneys to draw up the paperwork correctly. Have witnesses there to verify everything is fair.
Bonus: seriously entertaining reality shows.
 
2012-07-11 03:35:46 PM
 
2012-07-11 03:42:28 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Got milk?


Whoever put it up on YT said it was the first in the series, but it wasn't. One of the best, but there were several others before that one.
 
2012-07-11 03:43:23 PM
The story of how he continued to serve as VP after killing Hamilton. Seriously, this guy wanted to form his own country, really a traitor.
 
2012-07-11 03:46:14 PM

groppet: Kinda sucks dueling fell out of favor.


They do it today. It's called "stepping outside", where two redneck degenerates proceed to beat on each other while others stand around and watch the action silhouetted in truck headlights.

I think dueling over perceived insults can be left in the past, or to over-hormoned high school dipshiats where it belongs.

/yes, I'm being snarky
 
2012-07-11 03:49:30 PM
When it became clear that Jefferson would drop Burr from his ticket in the 1804 election, the Vice President ran for the governorship of New York instead. Burr lost the election, and blamed his loss on a personal smear campaign believed to have been orchestrated by his own party rivals, including New York governor George Clinton.

greenobles.com
 
2012-07-11 03:52:28 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: I just realized that that "Got Milk" commercial is something close to 20 years old, if not more.

Wow. Still one of the finest commercials I've ever seen.


Crap, so that's what this "getting old" business is like
 
2012-07-11 03:54:18 PM

Jclark666: bgddy24601: As someone from Aaron Burr's bloodline, I continue to act like I've never shot a Hamilton before

I briefly knew one of his namesake descendants. We used to call him "mronbr", like the guy in the Snickers commercial.


er got milk? commerical.
 
2012-07-11 04:08:49 PM

doubled99: This is the way it should be.
Seriously, why not make dueling legal? If two grown men agree to settle their differences this way, what's the problem?
Get a bunch of attorneys to draw up the paperwork correctly. Have witnesses there to verify everything is fair.
Bonus: seriously entertaining reality shows.


because with the gun technology in 1804, it was far from likely that you'd even hit your opponent, much less kill him. it was more about showing you could stand there than actually killing each other. modern firearms are just a wee bit more accurate.
 
2012-07-11 04:09:36 PM
The book that turned me in to a historical fiction fanatic was Gore Vidal's Burr. Still an awesome read.
 
2012-07-11 04:11:06 PM
and nothing of value was lost.
 
2012-07-11 04:16:36 PM

lousy screw: The book that turned me in to a historical fiction fanatic was Gore Vidal's Burr. Still an awesome read.


yup.
 
2012-07-11 04:17:52 PM

bubo_sibiricus: When it became clear that Jefferson would drop Burr from his ticket in the 1804 election, the Vice President ran for the governorship of New York instead. Burr lost the election, and blamed his loss on a personal smear campaign believed to have been orchestrated by his own party rivals, including New York governor George Clinton.

[greenobles.com image 404x600]


Don't blame me. I voted for Bootsy

Also, this is not the reason today is a national holiday in India.

Also also, Hamilton is the only person to appear twice on the same bill of U.S. currency. His picture on the front and it is his statue at the U.S. treasury on the back of the $10 bill.

/The more you know
//The less you want to know
 
2012-07-11 04:18:20 PM
jackiepaper
because with the gun technology in 1804, it was far from likely that you'd even hit your opponent, much less kill him. it was more about showing you could stand there than actually killing each other. modern firearms are just a wee bit more accurate.

What if they hold the guns sideways? That way you get authentic 19th-century inaccuracy *and* you look totally badass.
 
2012-07-11 04:23:33 PM
Hamilton shot first.
 
2012-07-11 04:29:47 PM
www.museum.tv

I never bought into that "Mr. Goody-Two-Shoes Lawyer/Crippled Cop" act he put on for all those years.
 
2012-07-11 04:36:01 PM

illannoyin: bubo_sibiricus: When it became clear that Jefferson would drop Burr from his ticket in the 1804 election, the Vice President ran for the governorship of New York instead. Burr lost the election, and blamed his loss on a personal smear campaign believed to have been orchestrated by his own party rivals, including New York governor George Clinton.

[greenobles.com image 404x600]

Don't blame me. I voted for Bootsy

Also, this is not the reason today is a national holiday in India.

Also also, Hamilton is the only person to appear twice on the same bill of U.S. currency. His picture on the front and it is his statue at the U.S. treasury on the back of the $10 bill.

/The more you know
//The less you want to know


...and his face on the watermark.
 
2012-07-11 04:45:46 PM

illannoyin: Also also, Hamilton is the only person to appear twice on the same bill of U.S. currency. His picture on the front and it is his statue at the U.S. treasury on the back of the $10 bill.

/The more you know
//The less you want to know


Nope. Jefferson's on the front and back of the $2. In human form, too, not statue form.
 
2012-07-11 04:52:04 PM
Over in two.
 
2012-07-11 05:02:29 PM

NobleHam: illannoyin: Also also, Hamilton is the only person to appear twice on the same bill of U.S. currency accepted at Taco Bell. His picture on the front and it is his statue at the U.S. treasury on the back of the $10 bill.

/The more you know
//The less you want to know

Nope. Jefferson's on the front and back of the $2. In human form, too, not statue form.


better?
 
2012-07-11 05:10:08 PM

Wendy's Chili: Hamilton shot first.


Thx, that took awhile.
 
2012-07-11 05:29:04 PM

Jclark666: NobleHam: illannoyin: Also also, Hamilton is the only person to appear twice on the same bill of U.S. currency accepted at Taco Bell. His picture on the front and it is his statue at the U.S. treasury on the back of the $10 bill.

/The more you know
//The less you want to know

Nope. Jefferson's on the front and back of the $2. In human form, too, not statue form.

better?


doesnt the penny have lincoln's bust on the front and him in statue form on the back. Maybe its older pennies.
 
2012-07-11 06:08:25 PM

jackiepaper: doubled99: This is the way it should be.
Seriously, why not make dueling legal? If two grown men agree to settle their differences this way, what's the problem?
Get a bunch of attorneys to draw up the paperwork correctly. Have witnesses there to verify everything is fair.
Bonus: seriously entertaining reality shows.

because with the gun technology in 1804, it was far from likely that you'd even hit your opponent, much less kill him. it was more about showing you could stand there than actually killing each other. modern firearms are just a wee bit more accurate.


Most of our modern shooters aren't. Plus, Darwin in action. Go for it.
 
2012-07-11 06:23:23 PM

Trepidity:
doesnt the penny have lincoln's bust on the front and him in statue form on the back. Maybe its older pennies.


He said bill.

Jclark666: NobleHam: illannoyin: Also also, Hamilton is the only person to appear twice on the same bill of U.S. currency accepted at Taco Bell. His picture on the front and it is his statue at the U.S. treasury on the back of the $10 bill.

/The more you know
//The less you want to know

Nope. Jefferson's on the front and back of the $2. In human form, too, not statue form.

better?


And no. Taco Bell accepts the $2 bill because the $2 bill is legal tender for all debts public and private. If they don't, you sue their ass. Or sell your $2 bill for $3 to some idiot on eBay and go back.
 
2012-07-11 06:38:05 PM

jackiepaper: because with the gun technology in 1804, it was far from likely that you'd even hit your opponent, much less kill him. it was more about showing you could stand there than actually killing each other. modern firearms are just a wee bit more accurate.


Guns may be more powerful and accurate, but medical technology is lightyears ahead today. You were more likely to die from infection as the bullet pushed a fragment of your filthy shirt into the wound as you were to bleed out or break the CNS.

Today, only something like 5% of gunshot wounds are fatal due to better medical treatment, even though the weapons are much more deadly.

I think it would be safer to duel today.
 
2012-07-11 06:52:26 PM
Larry Fine (pointing to Curly's gun): "Is that a Colt?"
Curly: "Nah, it's a horse pistol! I raised it from a colt!"
 
2012-07-11 06:52:36 PM

NobleHam: Trepidity:
doesnt the penny have lincoln's bust on the front and him in statue form on the back. Maybe its older pennies.

He said bill.

Jclark666: NobleHam: illannoyin: Also also, Hamilton is the only person to appear twice on the same bill of U.S. currency accepted at Taco Bell. His picture on the front and it is his statue at the U.S. treasury on the back of the $10 bill.

/The more you know
//The less you want to know

Nope. Jefferson's on the front and back of the $2. In human form, too, not statue form.

better?

And no. Taco Bell accepts the $2 bill because the $2 bill is legal tender for all debts public and private. If they don't, you sue their ass. Or sell your $2 bill for $3 to some idiot on eBay and go back.


Sigh. Don't they teach you whippersnappers anything about history before they let you have an Internet account?
 
2012-07-11 07:02:39 PM

olddeegee: The story of how he continued to serve as VP after killing Hamilton. Seriously, this guy wanted to form his own country, really a traitor.


not necessarily. no one is still really sure what the 'western conspiracy' was, or even if there was one. the whole burr is a traitor might have just been wilkinson trying to divert attention from his regular payments from the spanish.
 
2012-07-11 08:04:39 PM
borg:

came for this. going away happy.

//possibly most remembered commercial ever? aside from Colon Blow....
 
2012-07-11 08:35:14 PM

jackiepaper
doubled99: This is the way it should be.
Seriously, why not make dueling legal? If two grown men agree to settle their differences this way, what's the problem?
Get a bunch of attorneys to draw up the paperwork correctly. Have witnesses there to verify everything is fair.
Bonus: seriously entertaining reality shows.

because with the gun technology in 1804, it was far from likely that you'd even hit your opponent, much less kill him. it was more about showing you could stand there than actually killing each other. modern firearms are just a wee bit more accurate.




So none of those people dueling then actually expected death? I don't buy it, and neither did Burr.
And even if today's guns meant more certain deaths in duels, so what? Even better reason to allow it.
 
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