Will This Be on the Test? Transcripts
Do I even need to keep saying this wasn't written by people?
Hi, friends, this is Mattie. We both got struck down by the stomach flu this weekend so we weren't able to record a new episode. Luckily for you, we had a couple of episodes we practiced with before we ever started. So what you're getting today is an episode from before I knew how to do anything with audacity, so I apologize for any bad audio quality but we appreciate you listening anyway. And we're both feeling I know you were very concerned. Thanks enjoy.
Alright, so this is our test episode for Will This Be On the Test? We're doing this today to see if we can figure out audacity because we've never used it.
And plus we need to practice our banter because we're great at it but I'm not sure if we can do it on demand yet.
Everyone will always appreciate our banter. We are comedic geniuses.
We are comedic geniuses, and soon the world will begin to appreciate our genius it's about time or else.
Anyway, this is Mattie, this is Austin. And the structure of this is we are going to talk about what we learned in school about different historical topics and how that might differ from the reality of the topics
and also things we didn't learn in school because they are batshit insane and don't really fit the narrative they like to teach you in school.
Now to clarify, this is not the teachers fault.
This is the textbooks are largely created in Texas we have to follow what's on the textbooks curriculum that matches up to what goes on the national standardized tests, blah, blah, blah. The teachers basically teach what they have to teach in order to keep their jobs and try to throw in the other things when they can. But we also know that teachers jobs are usually threatened when they throw in the quote, unquote, inappropriate histories.
And plus, we both think history is kind of fun. And we like to talk about it sometimes. Yeah.
So I'm gonna start this today we I'm talking about Christa McAuliffe. Customer college, we learned in school was a teacher who was sent into space on the challenger. And then the challenger blew up and everyone died. But she's a hero. That's about all I learned about
her. I learned a little basically that much, but there's an elementary school named after her like a mile from here.
Yeah, and I always assumed that she was an elementary school teacher when she went to school seniors not. I always assumed she was an elementary school teacher. Because we learned about her in elementary school, and she was never brought up again, despite the fact that Austin and I were in high school on the 20th anniversary of this high school teachers that that is where we are. All right. Christa McAuliffe was born Sharon, Christa Corrigan on September 2 1948. In Boston. She went on to study education and history at Framingham State College in Massachusetts, and then education supervision and administration from Bowie State University in Maryland. She married Stephen McAuliffe, hence the last name McAuliffe, but she also always went by Christa, who was a guy she'd known since high school. She ultimately had two kids named Scott and Caroline, who were nine years old and six years old when she died. Now she was a high school teacher. And she was also not a science teacher, which one would assume that someone sent into space was she was actually a social studies history teacher. And okay, she's the boss. Not only was she like universally loved by her students, but she taught history, American history, law, economics, and then this is what makes her a baller. She made up a class and taught one called be American woman.
Really? So she was like crazy feminist.
Yeah, well, awesome. I mean, I never saw that word attributed to her. But I would kind of assume so. We'll get into this and other episodes, but we never learned about women in history.
No, we learned that they got the vote and nothing happened after
that. No, no women have never existed outside of that one time anyway. Now, this is another cool thing about her, which is why she is the kind of history teacher who would have really hated the testing society we're currently in, because her focuses as a teacher was on ordinary citizens and their contributions to history. And she would always say that they were just as important as the kings, politicians and generals, because we're more of them and they really did make the As many contributions if not more than the guys who took credit for that. So that is the beginning of her. Now, when 9484 comes along at President Reagan, he introduced the teacher in space project that would have resulted in the first civilian ever going into space. And they received 11,000 applicants, NASA wanted to do it because they thought it would increase interest in the space program because at the time, people were like, we're wasting our money, what's out in space, and unfortunately, to prove the reliability of the space program and like so after many many rounds, they narrowed it down to 10 people who were sent to the Johnson Space Center for their medical exam space briefings. She was chosen because of her enthusiasm and being the most broad based and best balanced out of all of their candidates. And then they also chose a woman named Barbara Morgan as her backup and she comes back later, both teachers to the you're lonely from their jobs and NASA paid their salaries. And as far as I could understand they were paid teacher salaries for that year, not NASA astronauts salaries. NASA astronauts
make a lot of money.
I don't know. But I would imagine they make more than a teacher because who doesn't? Yeah, yeah. And so of course, she became super duper famous, was interviewed on everything. And she was she'd wanted to go into space. And she was in high school. She was in high school, I think was high school when the first metal off of the moon. This is what
she wanted. And so we just have like the 50th anniversary of that, like, not long ago.
Yeah, just a couple days ago. And yeah, wow. She said on Johnny Carson, if you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat just get on that she was like, ready to go on this. Okay. Would you turn down an opportunity to go to space? Yes, because I get motion sick and I would vomit all over everybody and the balls are vomit flying around, and people will be eating my vomit and it's a whole thing.
I'm glad I asked this question. We will not go into space.
That's probably for the best. When this planet ultimately implodes. You know,
we're gonna we're gonna die anyway. It's fine.
Are we, you know, I was told we were immortal after drinking that potion,
but there was only one potion and the other one was deadly poison. Which one did you drink? Did I have the poison? So are you saying one of us just be a ghost right now? I mean, am I showing up on this recording? The little blue lines are working. Maybe only people who can see ghosts can see the blue lines and hear me made so listeners. If you can hear my voice, you can hear dead people. Avoid cemeteries and also avoid spoilers to the movies, the sixth sense.
Everybody knows how that movie ends. So fast forward to January 28 1986. They boarded the challenger with six other crew members and I just want to make sure their names get mentioned because they never do. Their names were Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnick, Dick scoby Donald McNair, my Smith and if I can do it, Ellison on a cuza. And it's really cool. There was another woman on board that was Judith, they had a couple of people of color. This was a super diverse group. 73 seconds in the challenger, for lack of a better word at the time exploded. It was attributed to an O ring failure, O rings, pressure seal something. There were a bunch of science terms that I didn't understand. Basically, something wasn't sealed. And they attributed it to the fact that remember, in Florida, it was only 36 degrees outside which was 15 degrees colder than the only other cold flight they done.
So that was all it took was temperature. That also goes back to the belief rumor that the White House pressured NASA to move us along too quickly, meaning they couldn't do all of their testing. Here's where things start to get real horrible. We get into the stuff that was never touched upon in school. So they might have mentioned in your school at some point that it was being watched by kids obviously was on the news. What they probably didn't mention is that well, most major news sources turned off the feed the moment that it exploded. NASA had set up a direct satellite feeds a lot of schools and it could not be shut off. Oh, so school kids all around the country, if not the world are watching it, including her own students at Concord High School, who were in the auditorium about 200 kids watching this. Oh God, they were talking about how they were really excited. They did the countdown with the announcer they're all cheering as it goes off. They kept cheering after the explosion because they did not understand what they were looking at. Until someone yelled Damn it. There was a major malfunction shut up so we can hear and so now you have 200 kids and their teachers watching this happen. Seeing one of their favorite staff members, presumably die classes were canceled for the rest of the day and they even end up having to cancel some of the counseling sessions for the adults because they had to focus on the kids. These teachers are having the Focus on the kids like we always did after school shootings. And to make things worse, this was the second tragedy in the school in two months. Remember, this is 1986. And so in December of 1985, a dropout entered their school with a gun and had to be killed by the police after you took two students hostage
in 1985 to 85.
This did not start with Columbine. And McAuliffe was really upset that she had taken this astronaut position because she wanted to be there for her kids when that happened. So they also interviewed some other people during that time, including other teachers who had applied for the program. And one of them said, I hope after what's happened, no one questions the dedication of a teacher. Well, now we are 33 years later, and the internet exists. So we kind of see all the time that this has no bearing on people's opinions of teachers.
Oh, no, I mean, you guys are what lazy overpaid and you get summers off. I mean,
oh yeah, and we we hate the kids but we also should all be armed despite the fact that we the kids,
okay, you should never be armed. I've seen you with scissors and it's flailing and dangerous. I don't want you to have a gun.
Alright, so here's some other things that we're not so much learned in school. So first of all, was the fact that it didn't explode. There was no better word for what happened and even NASA was using it. But actually what happened was that a fuel tank collapsed. And so the place was flooded with liquid liquid oxygen and hydrogen creating a fireball not an explosion, which is ultimately why they were able to recover the bodies. Now, I want you to also think about what probably happened immediately after that.
If it's not an explosion,
you don't die. It's likely that they survived.
Like they survived like how long,
we're not sure. It's likely that they survived the initial thing because it was actually intact for a little bit. They likely died of oxygen deficiency, but it is possible though unlikely that they regained consciousness before hitting the water. That's when I was sitting here researching going Oh, dear god, oh dear God that you got to hear.
So oh my gosh, at least at least they were like unconscious when they hit I mean if they've woken up possibly pop Oh, possibly unconscious that's probably
possibly dead already. That's kind of what we have to hope for in that situation. Because two minutes and 45 seconds after this they hit the water at 200 miles per hour, almost three solid minutes. These kids are watching this fireball go into the ocean. I'm going to be updating my planning on this later on.
I'm looking at your notes. It's like 111
nine, there is no dad then on here, login. So they went on to interview other people obviously. And one of them was the husband's coworker who kind of implied that he had never the husband had never been briefed on the actual dangers. And even in interviews, nobody was asking him about his worries for his wife. They were asking Are you worried about being Mr. Mom while she's gone for a year? Because it was the 80s and Now, so they really didn't see this coming. Nobody saw this coming. And so this poor man has to stand there with their two children and watch this yet space is super dangerous.
Like tell these things like no, they're sending you in this space on basically a large pile of barely contained explosion.
So afterwards for the first and only time in history, Reagan postponed his message to the nation. He's the only one who's ever done that to make a speech on this topic. And it actually only I think it was 650 words and it's considered one of if not the best speech of his entire administration. So it's pretty horrible so far, right? Yeah. Which really differs from the it was a she was a hero and everything was fine. They didn't remove all the bodies. They didn't find them for 10 weeks,
like what does it look like was like really deep underwater with having like salvage problems?
Yes, that's part of it. They sent divers down, they found Judy Resnick first brought her up. They found Christa McAuliffe second brought her up, and then they realized this was too dangerous for them to be as They had to send they were telling NASA we can't safely do this you have to go and so they sent the USS preserver I think I can't read my handwriting to pull it up with the crane. It was too heavy. They managed to get it up. But then as they're pulling it up, they see an astronaut body pop up and then go back. And so five weeks later, they finally recovered Gregory Jarvis. So ultimately she her body was able to be buried in blossom Hill Cemetery, back and Concord, massive or Concord, New, where's Concord,
So she was ultimately able to be buried. And then more than 10 years later, two more pieces of the shuttle washed up on the beach is weighed thousands and thousands of pounds. They close to the investigation in just a couple of months. And they still had shit washing up 10 years later.
Okay, every time like, someone goes to a beach and like they always find something awful washed up on the shore, or at least that would happen. That's what happens. places have beaches were in Kansas, where there is no water or fun. And it's like, every time I hear about a beach it's something has washed up onto it, whether it be sea monster parts, or space shuttles or feet,
feet that were attached to jumpers except for the one guy who they found who had both feet and weather is going on with aliens, close doppelgangers alternate dimensions. I'm a big believer in less so yeah. So look, we're going to jump into the future again, aftermath, most of which is actually thankfully positive. Many of her students and both of her kids became teachers and one of her to one of her students, Joanne Walton, who taught in Fairfax, Virginia. Every time she has a bad day she thinks what would Christa do? There are of course, as you mentioned earlier, a lot of schools named after her I think almost every place I've lived in had at least one it's at least 40 that we know of a billion different awards and scholarships, but I think this is the greatest honor of our all Are you ready, ready from 1996 to 1997 there was an amazing show called space K. It was on I think it was Nickelodeon. And it was a group of kids who were in space and one of them was jewel state who would go on to be Kaylee in Firefly. Her character was named Rosie and she was bright red. And their ship was named Christa. Oh, biggest honor of all, I think to be on a kid show like that. Yes, I'm good. I do have 11. But now, Barbara Morgan, her backup, okay. She didn't quit after that. She actually became the first educator in space in 2007 after becoming a full fledged astronaut and 1998. So she actually is a legit astronaut now. Yay. And then just at the end of last year, two former there are a lot of teachers who became astronauts, to former teachers, Joe Acrobat, and Ricky Arnold got Christa McAuliffe original lesson plans and top them from space.
I hope it wasn't anything like super outdated like
they updated some information. Okay, and they supplemented it, or they altered it for life on the International Space Station cuz that's where they talk from
good because I'm like, this was like 819 86. So they could have been the big lesson about and this is the USSR kids actually
though I read something I wish I'd written down. The Soviet Union even did a lot of stuff to honor her. Really. Yeah. Like this woman was internationally known as a badass, who was doing really good things and there are some things that you just can't deny are good things. And there also is another movie coming out starring Michelle Williams, who is the star of every movie now.
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I hate Michelle Williams.
I don't hate Michelle Williams. I'm just confused about why she was into music. It's like every
time it's like I see her on something. It's like this seven people who are better than this. Michelle Williams.
Like there were seven people on the challenger. Okay, so quickly, quickly. I'm going to have Austin tell me whether he thinks something would be on a test or not be on a test. Okay. Christa McAuliffe was born. sharing with Sharon at Christa Corrigan on September 2 1948. I would say
yes, that would be on the test because there's a date in it.
Exactly. She was one of 11,000 applicants?
Yes, because there's a number in it.
There were six other crew members who all had names.
Oh, no, no, those are those were like supplementary cast members.
And again, their names Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnick, Deke scoby, Donald McNair, Mike Smith, Ellison, or koza people who were just as important and loved by their families. They might have lived after the explosion. Would that be on the test?
No. Would that even have been taught? No, because you have to protect these precious children.
Yeah, from science. It took 10 weeks to find the bodies
know that will
test this was on January 28 1986.
Yes, that would be on the table be on the test.
And people are really sad afterwards for a very long time. And many were actually scarred for life.
Oh no, that would never be on the test because everything ends immediately after the event. There is no Aftermath to anything.
All right, so that is the story of Christa McAuliffe who was a legit badass, a legit hero and deserves to be taught in schools. But she and the rest of her crew deserve to have their whole story told. That was a bummer. I know. I told you you heard me sitting you're going Oh dear God, identify and how I just assumed you're watching the news again. I mean, that sounds accurate. Okay, so let's move on to yours.
Okay, well, fortunately, I've got something that is a little bit lighter, a little bit crazier and a lot of bit older. So we're going to talk about the bird conspiracy.
The bird conspiracy. We did not learn anything. Um, so
tell me something about ehrenburg that you did not learn from the musical Hamilton
did not learn from the musical Hamilton. Yeah. Aaron Burr was by surprise It, I did learn that he shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel one of free mentions of Alexander Hamilton.
So the ehrenburg conspiracy is weird. It involved like he was accused of treason, but it kind of doesn't start with Aaron Berg. It starts while he was vice president. But it starts with this guy named James Wilkerson. He'd been like, you know, an officer in the Revolutionary War. He had been like a political figure in Kentucky and Tennessee, who back then was actually conspiring with the Spanish government in Mexico and New Spain to get to Kentucky and Tennessee to sleep from the States. What
Spain, New Spain. That's the Spanish colonies that were literally right next door to America. In Mexico. Yeah, that was New Spain.
I didn't know about
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any of you didn't know about New Spain.
No, I'm okay. You understand? I didn't ever learn about Mexico in history. Oh, this is gonna be so
the one thing to add. I moved a lot and there was no standardized national curriculum.
It's It's so funny he keeps trying to arrange revolution in Tennessee and Kentucky. The Spanish government's actually funding him until a point where they lose confidence in him. And they actually an issue in order to no longer support him in his crazy schemes to secede from the United States and cause a revolution after this. What everybody knows this, and this is a thing that he'd been doing for a while we're talking about Wilkerson Wilker sale, Wilkerson and doing this Burg gets him appointed as the governor of Louisiana Territory right after these Louisiana Purchase. He was actually one of the guys who was there to claim Louisiana from France after they bought it. So then, immediately after he has made the governor of Louisiana, he again renews his attempt at treason with the help of Spain. This is a theme this is going to come up a lot. I have to remember that Spain exists. Remember that Spain exists and they have colonies in America and Mexico. When the core of discovery is formed, Wilkerson sends letters to the Spanish authorities about these exploit experts In an attempt to get them stopped and create a big international incident, and hopefully start a war with New Spain, that he can capitalize to do this stuff. And burger is involved in this too. But so the Lewis and Clark Expedition goes off fine. They're like far north, nothing happens. There's a second that expedition about the same time called the Freeman and custis expedition.
Is that not as cute of a story?
Oh, it's, it's like almost nothing. They get about 200 miles in when they run into a Spanish patrol. There's a very brief short standoff, in which they asked for a note to explain why they've been sent back to their bosses without any information. And they return and there's like a minor minor. It's a minor scandal for Jefferson, and he's a little bit embarrassed by this, but they come home funny, but then I'm going to talk to you about my favorite explorer in American history by the name of Xmg lon pike.
Why don't you hear the names of Yolanda anymore? It's I know, it's like millennials,
your children have to be named Debbie lon there'll be no others in your mommy group.
So you know, we millennials kill Everything but we did not kill the names of Johan. We did not kill the names of Ilan I remember hearing the name in school I remember anything about he.
He was like one of the he explored he was a big Explorer. He went to Minnesota did some stuff there. Then he was on this expedition where he famously Pikes Peak is named after sebelum pi cons
probably the only reason I ever heard the name Yeah,
he tried to climate and failed because it was snowy and he had me for a couple of days so they turned back so I mean shortly after discovering Pikes Peak, they get lost and they end up in New Mexico and are taken prisoner by the Spanish This is not like taking prisoner prisoner like we understand it. This was like for him it was very much a Oh, you're a gentleman so we're going to let you kind of wander around and do your thing but you're coming with us if you would, please. Oh, his bed are actually like taken prisoner prisoner. They're like in jail, but he's kind of wandering around doing stuff talk like going to dinner parties. I don't know what prison looks like for you. It's always looks like for me, so this is also very funny. While he was prisoner he nailed to grizzly bear cubs. Thomas Jefferson, because like, you know, he was that kind of prisoner. So he's like, oh, let me get these, like I need so I bought some grizzly bear cubs.
Okay, please tell me this turns into an explanation of how these were sent through the mail. And they have a stamp on them. I have no idea. Some postal worker carrying them in like these really big bags.
I kind of hope so. I'm assuming there was like a crate that said warning danger grizzly bears, and they were just kind of dropped off in his lawn and he opened him up.
Someone had to feed them.
Yeah. Well, actually, they were they were being fed Indian bread. I don't know what that is. I want to know what that is. I'm assuming it's corn bread. I hope so. But anyway, he gets these bears. And the quote is they are too dangerous and troublesome for me to keep I shall therefore send them to peels museum. Now peel. The guy had this museum and actually had a grizzly bear before it had proved to be too dangerous and troublesome and had escaped and had to be put down naturally Jefferson since him to bears but the process is taking a really long time. And this is a tangent. I just love this. I have to tell it. It's taken really time. So there was about two months in which there were these two grizzly bears roaming around the White House lawn. They were just out there and he was feeding them corn bread. And he was like they're finally finally behave because they were little, but so they finally get there. And he's got a cage for them, but they quickly outgrow it. And they grew quite large and were dangerous and troublesome, and broke out and terrorized the house and his household very briefly until they were shot in the basement kitchen.
The bears were shot or members of the household were shot. Bears got the gun. That ghost bears at the White House. Did you look this up?
I didn't look this up. I mean, the bears were shot in the White House. They were at this museum in Philadelphia.
Okay, you know, there's a ghost of a bear at the Tower of London right?
Why is there a ghost
in the bear of the Tower of London? I will have to look that up. I don't remember what ghost bear at the Tower of London. So I'm very disappointed in you not looking up if these resulted in ghost bears.
It did not result. It didn't result in creepy taxidermy bears. Oh, no. Yeah, well, every dude all nature science. Back to was creepy taxidermy. So, anyway, so w on pike. He's taken to the the carbon debt general South sarco, in Chihuahua, Mexico, where he's held prisoner, and he's released sometime in 1807. And he is just go back to Louisiana. He also had his notes confiscated from him because they thought he was going to try to spread Protestant crop and democratic propaganda New Spain.
I mean, he probably was,
that's, I mean, that's what that's what I do every time I'm in New Spain.
Every time you're in New Spain, you're like, gotta hear about these Protestants.
Let me tell you about the evils of Catholicism, children. There you go again, I know I can't help it. So this is this was a big embarrassment for Jackson. But this was all like after the bird conspiracy really kicks off. We don't really know the goals of this conspiracy work.
Do we really know what any of ehrenburg goals were?
No, let's say some people. What According to him, he was simply trying to arrange an expedition and take possession of when he leased the state of Texas from Spain and was going to farm the state of Texas. He was like, Oh, yeah, totally leasing Spain and actually deadly space. They can find the documents and when he leased all of this land from Spain and Texas, there is some evidence that he was trying to go out start his own government in the West End by stealing Louisiana Purchase and being towns of Spain so they kind of like keep his back or being subservient to Spain or some combination of where he gets to become the ruler of his own fiefdom. And Spain backs him up and he stole it all from America, even going so far as to like staging a full coup and revolution in America and seizing DC. This is as far as it goes. dc dc,
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Yes, he was going to become the king of Atlantis, sir you Poseidon. This is what happened and it's just like, it is weird. So this is 1905. He's planning to take over his lease setting up an expedition. There is a guy named Herman blitter has it he provided friendship, support and money and like supplies for his expedition. He also provided an island fortress for him to plot from it was actually a fortress, just islands where he was stockpiling stuff. So it's like burger is starting to become a full on Bond villain. So the first reports of in the newspaper of Burt trying to raise an army and start a rebellion in the West are happening in 1805. In 1806, he meets with some a British like diplomat and promises the conquest of DC and two and also promised to a Spanish members, the dismemberment of the colossal power, which is growing in the very gates of New Spain, and Spain gives them a few thousand dollars. He is legitimately trying to plan a revolution at this point. We have documents, there's papers, we know this, the DEA in Kentucky finds out about this. Joseph Hamilton Davis,
there were a lot of davises and Hamilton's
That's right. Oh, he's there were a lot more Hamilton than we know about. I had a lot of lady friends.
So he wrote the Jefferson that he was sure bird was plotting to provoke a rebellion. But Jefferson dismissed this Because he thought it was politically motivated. So then the government governor of Ohio grow suspicious and raise the island rate of the island raised, the militia seized all of the supplies and a large portion of his small army. But his Harold escapes Harold. Herman Herman. Whenever he doesn't matter, they escaped with a boat and a small portion of their men and supplies and make a break for it. At this point, Wilkerson, who were talking about before, decides he's going to rat Out Burger, his co conspirator and all of this to Jefferson. So Jefferson finally takes this shit seriously. Wilkerson had a bunch of letters and stuff that he edited to make himself seem less guilty and all of this and basically destroyed all of the evidence that could have convicted birth in an attempt to cover his own ass. So Jefferson orders birth arrest with almost no evidence. He's like, yeah, this guy's plotting this, this plot. And so Jefferson already kind of hated Berg. A lot to order his arrest, but then There's this big bounty and this man had Furber reward which is more about this. So he turns himself in, then he hears the charges, then bird escapes into the wilderness.
I feel like this is not a man well equipped for
life in the wilderness. No, he is not because he is recaptured and then taken to Virginia to stand trial. 140 witnesses, including Andrew Jackson, were called to testify against Bernie and his conspiracy, his conspirators, the Jefferson also issued a stack of blank pardons to the prosecutors to basically, you know, get people to testify. It's like, yeah, it's like, well, pardon you. If you testify against Bernie,
that I feel like set a very dangerous precedent that lives until today.
Oh, that when you hear how the dangerous precedents continue to be set until today, oh, dear God. So Jefferson, meanwhile, birth lawyers are trying to get documents from Jefferson. But Jefferson claims executive privilege and he's rejecting state secrets. So he is not provide any of these documents that birth people are asking for and basically that the President is in fact above the law. Hmm.
Yeah, thank goodness. We've never had any presidents who commit crimes.
But wait, there's more. The judge decided it's like we will, we'll probably change the speed subpoenas. But the Chief Justice declared that the President was subject to the law and you could issue subpoenas and charged the president and clock in all of these crimes. So when the number of kids when the founding fathers were alive, they totally were okay with charging the president with crimes.
I don't know what you're talking about Austin, and there is no such thing as a criminal president.
So are you ready to hear more stuff about things that are totally happening right now? No bird gets acquitted of these crimes due to a lack of evidence, and he failed to commit an overt act of treason. effigies of him he and his co conspirators were hanged and burned by the public they were furious over the fact that bird was actually innocent bird failed upwards like he tried to commit treason and it did not go well. Also, Wilkerson during this trial, there's awesome shade about this guy throne. He was described as a mammoth of inequity, the most finished scoundrel. Most finished
like he had completed his entire scoundrel education he had had he had his PhD in scoundrel this. And the only man I ever saw who was from the bark to the very core of villain.
Really? Yeah, I mean, that is the only man they ever saw was like that. I'm sure there are
Well, I mean, if I saw a man who had bark for skin, I would also assume villain, or possibly Groot,
or one of those people that has that horrible disease that makes them look like that.
Oh, yeah, it makes sense because bird was kind of a Bond villain. So it needs is like monsters henchmen like jaws or a job. You don't know what I'm talking about. So, anyway, after this trial, Bert fled to Europe, where he tried again, to start a revolution in Mexico. English. didn't think that was such a great idea. So they kicked him out.
Yeah, England's not too keen on Americans and revolution.
Yeah, I know. He's like, No, Mr. Bear, I understand you have already started a revolution as well but for us and so we would like to politely decline and if you would please to leave. So then he went to France and tried to get Napoleon to support the same revolution. He was denied. So bird broke, had to beg his way for passes back to America, where he changed his name to Aaron Edwards, presumably to escape his creditors.
Can I do that with my student loan? Yeah. My name is now Aaron Edwards Got it.
Got it. So you thought I forgot about Wilkerson. I didn't. Wilkerson was investigate investigated twice more. For conspiring to succeed the West, he was allowed to keep his military command. And he survived multiple court arc marshals and also lost a ton of battles in the war of 1812. He was losing stuff left and right. He was just a colossal failure and I found this quote about him, he never won a battle or lost the court Marshall. He died years later in Mexico City as an envoy where he was yet again conspiring to to see the western United States.
Wait, though, I thought that after the American Revolution, everybody got along and nobody wants to see it until the civil war happened.
Oh, no, no, there was Yeah. Also another fact. This is an 1854. They finally find all these documents proving Wilkerson's like involvement and all of these conspiracies and how ridiculously guilty of the guy was, and that is the bizarre story of the bird conspiracy.
All right. So do you have any questions for me?
No, because I did not do the homework. Excellent. You have questions? With the names of the all three expeditions said in the Louisiana Purchase beyond the test?
No, just Lewis and Clark.
Yeah. Would there be any mention of baby grizzly bears on the test?
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on the test? No. All right.
zebby lon pikas, he even in the test,
not that test. That's a geography class test.
Yeah. How about any mention of Wilkerson?
I remember him being mentioned in school but probably not important enough to show up on a test
and any mention of Aaron Burr after he shot Alexander Hamilton.
Absolutely not. He just wouldn't be in the room
where it happens, you know, with his daughter.
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Yeah, insane even go into that. Yeah, that's a whole other episode.
I really wanted to focus on this conspiracy, and die how bird lost his damn mind after we shot Hamilton.
We have not thought of a clever way to end this.
No, we have it. So what thing that won't be on the test. If you learned this week that you're excited about. I got something we're excited about.
I want to learn about whether or not they're grizzly bear ghosts.
I think we need to learn about grizzly bear costs. Yeah. Extra Credit. We learned about grizzly bear go extra
credit. Um, what about you?
extra credit for Christa McAuliffe? What did you learn today, I learned that Christa McAuliffe, if was not was probably not made aware of how dangerous all of this was. I mean, I'm always willing to assume that Reagan was part of the conspiracy. That's what I do best. I also learned that she might not have died immediately and her students had to watch her fiery descent into the ocean. And it took them 10 weeks to recover the bodies.
Yeah, well, when I said I asked you if you knew the most horrifying part and you said no,
yes, it was horrifying part was like the fireball,
ya know, for me it was her students because I didn't know about the possible not death immediately. But to me it is really the fact that her students had to watch it and then the remaining teachers had to figure out on the fly, how do we handle not just the death of a teacher but one that the entire class saw?
It's so weird how quickly like they forgot how dangerous spaceflight was because like, all the Apollo missions was, like, tons of danger. I mean, they lost entire crews regularly through that, and that was like, within her lifetime. How did How do people forget this?
I kind of wonder if she didn't fully communicate it to her husband and children. Because like, I'm not sure I would fully communicate it to you because I didn't want you to worry.
It's true. If I wouldn't be super worried about you anyway, if you decide to become an astronaut because you have motion sickness and throw up and then people vomit. I believe that was a direct quote. Let me go back to my notes here. Yep, direct quote.
Yep. I mean, I can't tell you how often I mentioned eating vomit.
Oh my God, we really did think of a way to end this. We're just going to keep going.
I'm sorry guys. You live here now. We're stuck.
You're stuck with us.
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