On April Fools Day 2012, Off on a Tangent appeared as if it were a colonial-era American news source somehow moved onto the Internet.

Under the name The honorable Scott Bradford, Esq. reports upon the Present State of American Affairs, I posted a couple of articles written as-if it was currently April 1, 1776, and a well-connected American revolutionary pamphleteer was commenting upon current affairs.

I did my best to make sure the articles were historically accurate and referred to events occurring around that time.

Click to see how it looked!