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Friday Wrap: Remember the Alamo, a Patriotic Rendition of the National Anthem, and More...

by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 04:00 PM CST

It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.

This week marked the 178th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Alamo. Celebrate by watching this Drunk History clip partially recounting the tale.

Below the jump, catch up on the conversation surrounding race and the Fantastic Four cast, a super fast Texan car, and more...

Wrecking the national anthem is a great American pastime. You've heard Rosanne do it at a baseball game, but what does it sound like when "America's most patriotic band" plays does it at a NASCAR event? Ready, set, cringe.

-Joe Deshotel


Bleedingcool.com has an editorial, "The Image Of A Black Man On Fire," on the casting of Michael B. Jordan, an African American, as The Human Torch, a traditionally Caucasian character, in the upcoming film relaunch of the superhero team The Fantastic Four. The author of Bleeding Cool's editorial, who is also African American, is not pleased with the racial change of the commercially popular Johnny Storm. Read the entire editorial yourself to find out why many in the geek community are not entirely pleased with this one, specific racial change in the pseudo-Marvel Universe.  

-Joseph Vogas


The Sealy, Texas based company Hennessey Performance just released a video of their modified Hennessey Venom GT reaching a top land speed of 270.49 miles per hour. And, speaking of fast, the video was uploaded Feb. 24th and gathered over 1,000,000 views in less than 24 hours.

-Joe Deshotel

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