For example, in early December I showed my students this clip (4:23) from a Jimmy Fallon sketch about ... the Gadsden Purchase.
Here's an even more recent example.
|Source: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/161606 (accessed 1 Jan. 2016)|
Yes, it's important to understand the mistakes of the past so as not to repeat them. But sometimes, too, it's important to understand the past so that we can know when to laugh.