Inspired by the show Drunk History on Comedy Central, Howard felt that we could ask Sal, sober as a judge, to explain iconic events in history, and the results would be great. And, oh man, was Howard right.
We gave Sal the common name for a historical event, and he ran with it.
Custer's Last Stand: According to Sal, this happened during the Civil War. Custer was the general of the North, Lee was the general of the South. Custer beat the shit out of Lee and took over the South - Custer's last stand.
The Civil War: The South didn't like the North because they were liberal. The South wanted the blacks to take care of everything; don't drink from the water fountains, get in the back of the bus. The South still hate us as a result.
Winston Churchill: President of the United States. Looked a little like W.C. Fields, smoked a cigar, said great quotes.
FDR – Franklin Delaware Roosevelt was a president known for his support of the Vietnam War, while Kennedy was opposed to it. There are theories out there that FDR had Kennedy executed.
Bay of Pigs – Not actually a bay of pigs like most people think, it took place in Pennsylvania during the Civil War.
Pigrims – The pilgrims came over with Christopher Columbus and landed at Plymouth rock … in Pennsylvania.
Howard and Robin were completely shocked (still) by Sal's lack of knowledge. Sal claimed that history is stupid and useless anyway.
According to Sal, we don't even honor history - for example, we celebrate Thanksgiving, when in reality Thanksgiving was "We took the land and raped the shit out of those Indian broads."
And that's sober history according to Sal!