The Onion reports on a finding of no small historical significance…
Paintings and woodcuts found alongside the writings suggest the Founding Uncles could often be distinguished from their siblings by their adult acne and sparse, willowy mustaches. In a notable contrast to portraiture of the era, these men are generally depicted leering off into the distance with a disturbing grin.
"The more you read about them, the more you realize how strongly the legacy of these boorish icons still echoes today," Collier said. "Any American whose excessive alcohol consumption has ever put an embarrassing damper on a holiday party owes a debt of gratitude to Norm Hancock, the man who nearly derailed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by draining a flagon of apple brandy and getting into a prolonged screaming match with his common-law wife."
It should probably be noted, for the benefit of our colleagues in the right-wing of the Internet, that this is satire, and that satire is make-believe.
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Oddly enough, there were also 95 Theses that Martin Luther, a German monk, famously nailed to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg in 1517 to express his displeasure with the Roman Catholic Church's practice of charging people money to be forgiven their sins.
This eventually led to the Protestant Reformation, a billion and a half splinter sects of Christianity, Pilgrims, American Evangelicalism, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and the practice of charging people money to be forgiven their sins.
Martin's theses and eventual independence from the Church may be seen as a sort of precursor or inspiration to our own (mostly Protestant) Founding Fathers' Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.
They certainly may be seen as that if you try hard enough. Try harder!
Go back to Day 96.
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