The Smithsonian’s Fake ‘Historically Hardc*re’ Advertising Campaign is All Kinds of Awesome

By 03.21.11

Minor historical inaccuracy here: On October 14, 1912, while campaigning for the Bull Moose Party, Roosevelt was shot before a speech in Milwaukee (not during it). The bullet entered his chest after being slowed by both his glasses case and a 50-page copy of the speech in his jacket. Despite some visible bleeding, Roosevelt gave the speech anyway, starting things out like a total boss: “Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”

Andrew Jackson and Genghis Khan are also envisioned as being “Historically Hardcore”:

We're not fact-checking that last one…

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