As I was sitting in my Irish drama class, something happened that made me think about Friends. It was something about something from history that I learned from Friends that I’ll never forget. And of course, I forgot it. So, I spent an inordinate amount of time looking for quotes from the show to trigger my memory. But I did realize that Friends taught me a lot of things that if I hadn’t watched it, I wouldn’t know. It sounded like a good blog post, but then I went on the Internets and found a bunch of other people beat me to that idea.
One of the topics we discussed today was historiography, and the interstices/lacunae between previous scholars’ work, so to that effect, here are the top six things that I learned about history from Friends.
(oh, and bem-vindo to my first guests from Brazil, and tere tulemast to my first guests from ESTONIA!!! 🙂 happy dance)
6. World War I was also known as The Great War.
And we fought against Mexico…wait…that can’t be right.
5. Where Dutch people come from.
Well, the Pennsylvania Dutch come from Pennsylvania, and on that note…
4. The Netherlands? Real country.
Not to be confused with Never-Never Land. Thank you Amsterdam, good night.
3. When the dinosaurs died.
2. Joseph Stalin is not a good stage name.
Turns out he’s a real person.
The more you know!