These idiots would probably still be free today if they'd simply cashed their (considerable) chips in while they were ahead.
You see, back in the day, the Fourth of July was more or less the holiday equivalent of smashing your own face with a beer bottle and uppercutting Benedict Arnold.
If we're being totally honest with ourselves, presidential elections have historically been kind of a shitshow.
Our parents, grandparents and assorted ancestors were subjected to such random, insane dating clauses that they might as well have been a completely different species.
Laughing gas wasn't used for anything surgical for about 70 years after its synthesis.
Las Vegas is depressing its residents to death.
Apparently assassins and hashish go hand-in-hand.
Hollywood didn't give Patton his profanity-laced due.
Some clouds, it's been said, have a silver lining. But clouds can get even worse. Those are the clouds we're talking about in this article.
That swimming baby made famous by Nirvana? Not actually swimming.
If you want to see just how messy real history can be -- and how important it is that we recognize its messiness -- look no further than the civil rights movement.
People were psychotically insane back in the day.
Here are a few works of art we nearly lost to the blood-rage that lives within all creative types.