Stay thirsty, my framers

Stanton Peele recently posted noting the prodigious consumption of alcohol at a farewell party for George Washington, near the tail end of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, 1787.  Here’s a transcription of the bill for the evening, which is estimated at a 2011 equivalent of $15,400 for “55 gentleman,” thus $280 a head.  And those […]

On Presidents Day, Celebrating… Hamilton?

Yep, internet discount site Groupon is festing its customers today by offering them deals to save $10 at local establishments.  Them’s a lot of Hamiltons.  Next year, maybe they’ll offer us President’s Day deals saving us 10 ten times as much on that other Founding Father non-president by letting us keep more of our Benjamins.