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Scott Bateman
Scott Bateman is a New York-based writer and animator. He wrote and directed the animated film Atom Age Vampireand the TV show Scott
Bateman Presents Scott Bateman Presents
. He currently writes Disalmanac on Twitter.

Entries by Scott Bateman

Steal This Graphic!

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 2:16 PM

It's been an amazing week for my work going viral! Unfortunately, I'm not getting all the credit.


On Thursday, January 3 I posted this comical weather map to my Tumblr. Within 24 hours, it already had tens of thousands of notes, which was...

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What Is Thanksgiving? (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 12:45 PM

Some people have NO idea what Thanksgiving is, the poor dopes. Is it a type of freshwater fish? Is it a village in Lithuania?

Well, don't worry -- Disalmanac has ALL the fact-like facts about this great American tradition:

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VIDEO: Who Was George Washington?

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 8:37 AM

Very little is known about the Father of His Country, George Washington. But Disalmanac has the shocking fact-like facts about the man who led the U.S. to independence!

Buy "Disalmanac: A Book of...

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VIDEO: An Awful 1960 Horror Movie, Animated

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 12:35 PM

Back in 2009, I got a bright idea: I would take the awful, awful 1960 Italian horror film Atom Age Vampire, throw away the visuals and animate a new, feature-length movie to the sound.

And so I did, and I even threw in an onscreen commentary on the (complete lack...

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VIDEO: What Is Portland, Oregon?

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 9:27 AM

Even with all the media Portland, Ore. gets, many people still have no idea just what the heck it even is. Luckily, Disalmanacarian Scott Bateman has 30 seconds of fact-like facts about this bustling metropolis!

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VIDEO: Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 5:06 PM

What do YOU know about Abraham Lincoln? Surprisingly little is known about this obscure US president. Luckily, Disalmanac has made a new educational film that explains everything you need to know about ol' "Honest Abe" (or, as you'll see, "Ice Ice Abe") in just 30 seconds:

Who Was Abraham Lincoln? Ask Disalmanac! from Disalmanac on Vimeo.

Don't forget: Disalmanac: A Book of Fact-Like Facts (which features contributions from Neil Gaiman, Al Yankovic, Reggie Watts, Wil Wheaton, Man Booker Prize winner Lydia Davis and more) is available...

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VIDEO: Disalmanac Explains World War II

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 1:37 PM

So, so many people are confused about World War II. Was it a type of car? A species of freshwater fish? A popular breakfast cereal with Crunchberries™?

Well, be confused no more. Disalmanac is here to explain the war to you using, of course, Mexican wrestlers:

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Video: Which U.S. Presidents Were Robots...?

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 3:55 PM

Like most of us, you probably spend at least seventeen hours per day wondering how many U.S. presidents were actually robots or lizard people. Luckily, the DIsalmanacarian from @Disalmanac and has the shocking fact-like facts for you, in handy video form:

Don't forget: Disalmanac: A Book of Fact-Like Facts will be published in September by...

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Disalmanac's Best Charts of the Past Month (PICTURES)

(1) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 5:09 PM

The Disalmanac Tumblr is the web home for charts packed with fact-like facts! Here are a few of the best from the past month or so.

Be sure to visit, and pre-order our book at Amazon!

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What Is Pennsylvania? Ask Disalmanac! (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 1:27 PM

Do YOU know what Pennsylvania is? Surprisingly, many people do not. These people are idiots.

Well, fear not: your Disalmanacarian is here with a new educational video that explains all the surprising fact-like facts about America's third most Pennsylvanian state (after South Dakota and Other Dakota).

Take notes!...

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What Are Horses? Ask Disalmanac! (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 3:19 PM

How often has this happened to you: You're at a party, and everyone's talking about horses. But you can't join in the conversation, because you have no idea what horses are. Pretty often, we're betting.

This new ASK DISALMANAC video is for you: everything you need to know about horses,...

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What Is the Damn State of the Union, Anyway? (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 6:53 PM

It's nearly time for this year's big State of the Union Speech! But what the heck is a damn State of the Union speech, anyway?

This week, the man from answers that question by looking at great State of the Union speeches from yesteryear and making...

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2013 Predictions from Disalmanac (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 4:07 PM

We all want to know: What will happen in 2013? Will there finally be jet packs and flying cars? Or are we due for another stupid, half-assed apocalypse based on some ancient civilization's rudimentary calendar technology?

The Disalmanacarian from @Disalmanac has the surprising answers in the latest edition of Ask...

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Is Santa Real? (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 1:51 PM

For centuries, people have been asking if Santa Claus is real, or just an excuse for parents to go trample people the day after Thanksgiving. At least, the Disalmanacarian at has the surprising answer to this age-old question:

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What Is Thanksgiving? (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 5:15 PM

So, so many people are asking me: What is this "Thanksgiving" holiday that's coming up? Is this a new thing? Where are my keys?

That's why we here at Disalmanac have put together this handy video that answers all of your Thanksgiving-oriented questions. Watch out for that green bean salad!

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What's Next for Romney & Ryan?

(7) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 8:09 PM

Today's Ask Disalmanac question: What is next for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan now that they've lost the 2012 presidential race? @Disalmanac's official Disalmanacarian provides the surprising answers:

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Animation: Mitt on His High School Pranks (Actual Audio)

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 12:23 PM

Ha ha, Mitt sure pulled some wacky pranks back in high school! Or, as we would call them today, hate crimes. Whatever! Here's actual audio of Mitt reminiscing, animated and annotated:

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Animation: Boehner vs. Women

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 12:34 PM

You guys, you can relax -- there's no GOP war against women! John Boehner says so in this clip I've animated and annotated:

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Animation: Santorum vs the French Revolution (Actual Audio)

(1) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 2:17 PM

Uh oh, Rick Santorum's trying to horn in on Newt Gingrich's history professor action. And he's off to a good start -- he approaches Newt's accuracy level of zero in this actual audio clip, which I've animated and annotated:

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Animation: Santorum on Women in the Military (Actual Audio)

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 2:38 PM

Rick Santorum has some surprising ideas about why women shouldn't serve in combat, if this actual bit of word salad is any indication. Actual audio, animated and annotated:

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