[Updated] Weekend Work 12-17-12: Oh What Joy?, A New Comedy, Lots of Blogroll Buddies, & a Real Indiana Jones Mystery

‘Tis the season of joy and hypertension. That’s right. It’s Christmess. That magical time of year when museums scurry about trying to boost their attendance and their bottom line as much as they can before the new fiscal year (we have a suggestion for that by the way).  As a cyber museum the American Hysterical Society doesn’t have to worry about such things. In fact, we have the opposite problem. As people are running about doing all their last minute shopping and visiting, our numbers go down. Fortunately our funding is not based on our visitation.

It seems AMC is developing a new colonial comedy entitled We Hate Paul Revere.  It’s from some of the creative team who brought us Whitney (and by creative team we mean the vaginal-obsessed). Our expectations are suitably low, as, we’re sure will be the comedy. However, it seems the staff at the Paul Revere House hate the idea. We’re not sure why. If nothing else it should bring them a little more exposure, even if it means they’ll spend the whole time “correcting” the show. But before the staff gets their breeches in a bind they should remember two things: the show is still only in development and history doesn’t sell (but this might). On second thought, let the binding begin!

Our blogroll is bursting with new additions, including, Curate MemeHistory In a Bar, Next Week In History, The Funny Religious History of West Europe, The Onion’s Extremely Accurate History of the Internet, and the Young Persons Guide To History.

And finally, the University of Chicago recently received a package for that renowned professor of Archeology and Looting, Indiana Jones (btw, Jones was a student there, not a professor). While they don’t know know where it came from or why, they have a few ideas.

UPDATE: The Jones Journal mystery has been solved! And no one’s henchmen had to die to figure it out.


About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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