Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The History of Japan

Bill Wurtz compressed the history of Japan into nine minutes. Those nine minutes fly by as momentous things happen. He saves time by dispensing with things like names and dates, because you wouldn’t remember them anyway. By the time you’re through, you’ll remember just enough to want more. Wurtz simplifies huge events into humorous, rapid-fire exchanges, but there are a couple of times when the narrative just screeches to a halt, because the subject at hand calls for just that. And it works. This is an overall masterpiece. Contains a small amount of NSFW language. (via reddit)

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