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16 topical last-minute Halloween costumes for 2015

4 weeks agoNews : ComPost

1. Movie Poster For A Biopic About Steve Jobs: This costume will work every year from now until the sun burns out. 2. Aaron Burrito: Dress up as Aaron Burr, wrap yourself in tinfoil and carry a picture of Alexander Hamilton about whom you make dismissive remarks all evening. 3. Lost Blimp: Snack excessively and […]

22 'Hamilton' Lyrics, Explained

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

After centuries of being best known as the guy who was killed by Aaron Burr, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical, ?'Hamilton,' is bringing the achievements of the "10-dollar founding father" front and center.

25 Things You Should Know About Hoboken

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

4. George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and John Jay all belonged to the Hoboken Turtle Club.

Bookshelf: In 2 Books, It’s All About the Hamiltons

John Sedgwick writes about the 1904 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and Shane White rescues Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s first black millionaire, from oblivion.

Rand Paul on what America’s been doing all wrong since 1835

Poor Alexander Hamilton. First, Aaron Burr killed him in a duel. Then, the Treasury Department made him share the ten-dollar bill. And now, Senator Rand Paul is trying to undo his most important accomplishment: the creation of our national debt. Specifically, Paul lamented that: Now, it's not clear why something that we've been doing for 180 years […]

Alexander Hamilton Gets New Life in Book, After Broadway Musical

4 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Besides being fatally shot by Aaron Burr in a rootin’-tootin’ duel, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s biggest claim to fame might be the eponymous hip-hop musical about his life about to hit Broadway (it’s currently in previews after a wildly successful off-Broadway run). Show More Summary

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and the inclusive future of American history

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This isn't your father's Alexander Hamilton. It's better. Alexander Hamilton died exactly one year and three centuries ago today, killed in a duel by former Vice President Aaron Burr. On the very same island where Hamilton drew his last breath, he has been brought back to life, this time on the Broadway stage. Show More Summary

J.Lo Scrolled Through Her Phone During Mariah Carey's Billboard Set

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Like the Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr of pop music, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez brought their nearly two-decade-long feud to Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards. Read more...

Weehawken Dueling Grounds in Weehawken, New Jersey

Anyone who remembers Michael Bay’s famous 1993 “Got Milk” commercial knows that sitting Vice-President Aaron Burr shot and killed former Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton during an 1804 duel. What many people do not realize however, is that the very boulder where a mortally wounded Hamilton was thought to have rested still exists. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Catches ‘Hamilton’ Off Broadway

Aaron Burr, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton were in good company as Michelle Obama caught a matinee performance of “Hamilton” at the Public Theater in downtown Manhattan.

'Got Milk' Guy Sean Whalen -- Got Married, Got Kids ... Got Divorce

8 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Sean Whalen -- the "Got Milk" guy with a mouthful of peanut butter who couldn't say Aaron Burr -- now has a tough pill to swallow... his wife is ready to call it quits. According to the docs... Whalen's wife, Deborah filed for divorce citing…

Revisiting the First 'Trial of the Century,' 215 Years Later

8 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In 1800, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr—history’s most famous frenemies—teamed up to get Levi Weeks acquitted of murder.

“Duel With the Devil”: Murder in Old New York

Before their fatal duel, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed up in court to save a man from the gallows

Mike's Blog Round Up

This day in history, In 1801 - The U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson was elected president and Burr became vice president The Troubadour: As Houston Islamic Center...Show More Summary

Daily Downloads (Wilco, The Necessary Gentlemen, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Aaron and the Burrs: Release the Bats single [mp3] Blood and Glass: "Paper Heart" [mp3] Daddy Lion: Perpetual Calendar EP [mp3] Devereaux: ""...

“O Burr, O Burr, what hast thou done?”

This is the 210th anniversary of the death of Alexander Hamilton, one day after his duel with Aaron Burr. In his biography of Burr, James Parton described the winner of that duel reminiscing this way:He conversed with equal freedom of the duel with Hamilton. Show More Summary

Was Founding Father Alexander Hamilton Bisexual? His Letters Suggest So.

last yearLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Most people think of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton as the face on the $10 bill. Either that or the primary author of the Federalist Papers who was killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr in 1804. But few people are aware that the celebrated Revolutionary War veteran may have been bisexual. Though he married Elizabeth Schuyler in 1780 and fathered a total of eight […]

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