Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The sons of his opponents wish that he was their dad

Two summers ago, I developed a crush on Alexander Hamilton. It had nothing to do with the man’s work, and everything to do with his cheekbones on the $10 bill. Have you ever looked down at a ten-spot while paying for a beer and realized you’re holding the likeness of the cutest boy in the room?

The crush faded, as unrequited love tends to do. But it made me understand exactly what Brad Neely was thinking when he created the brilliant animated video below. America’s founders are totally due for a makeover. And if Hamilton is the pretty boy, the Jude Law of the bunch (like I said: cheekbones), then George Washington is clearly the tough guy, the badass motherfucker — the Samuel L. Jackson, if you will. Dig his gallant stroll:

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Blogger Jenny D said...

Don't you think Hamilton looks kind of like Owen Wilson? Not sure if this is a good or a bad thing....

5:20 PM  
Blogger Izzy Grinspan said...

Yes! And good, I suppose.

Do you think that it's indicative of anything whether someone prefers Luke or Owen? Are Lukites more dependable but also more uptight? Are Oweners fun but irresponsible? And is this a lens through which one could view the entire world?

6:11 PM  
Blogger Arlo Ogg said...

Ever notice how Owen Wilson has grown to resemble Ellen Degeneres? This is bad thing.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Tod said...

Alexander Hamilton looks vaguely like the fellow who is claiming he killed JonBenet -- same nose, same jaw, same googly eyes. Get help, Izzy.

9:47 PM  
Blogger hua said...

the was the funniest thing ever.

2:51 PM  

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