how will we celebrate the Lincoln bicentennial?

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railspliffin' or watching his Star Trek episode I guess.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:18 (ten years ago) link

http://www.clone-high.com/images/char/char_abe.gif

Nicolars (Nicole), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:22 (ten years ago) link

go to the theater

PappaWheelie V, Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:22 (ten years ago) link

Don't forget, it's Darwin's bicentennial too.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:23 (ten years ago) link

Lincoln's bloodsoaked assasination chair remains the scariest and most morbid thing I've ever seen in person.

Nicolars (Nicole), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:23 (ten years ago) link

Oh my gosh, they kept the chair around? Fucking creepy!

i'm shy (Abbott), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:25 (ten years ago) link

http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/education/arocker.htm

I saw it in second grade, before they restored it.

Nicolars (Nicole), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:26 (ten years ago) link

I didnt know Darwin was exact day!

Let's crash some Appalachian biology classes.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:29 (ten years ago) link

did Abe abstain from alcohol or not?

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 12 February 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

In the Vidal novel, he accepts a glass of champagne from friend-of-alcohol Seward, noting that it's the first and only drink he'll take that year.

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 February 2009 17:33 (ten years ago) link

Don't forget, it's Darwin's bicentennial too.

― Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Wednesday, February 11, 2009 2:23 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

shit u learn from the ny times crossword, entry 234

max, Thursday, 12 February 2009 17:35 (ten years ago) link

Alfred do you like Burr this much?

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 12 February 2009 17:35 (ten years ago) link

as Lincoln I mean

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 12 February 2009 17:36 (ten years ago) link

shit u learn from the ny times crossword, entry 234

More like shit I learn from Adam Gopnik on Charlie Rose last week.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Thursday, 12 February 2009 17:51 (ten years ago) link

Alfred do you like Burr this much?

Love'em both (as historical personalities too).

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 February 2009 17:57 (ten years ago) link

Nice wood there, Abe.

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 12 February 2009 19:18 (ten years ago) link

The unfinished Capitol building would be perfect if the ONE CENT legend curved around the lower half of the coin instead of just sitting there awkwardly in a straight line. I wish it would become a permanent fixture on the coin, actually. The old Lincoln memorial reverse is just plain dull.

slobodan perryošević (unregistered), Thursday, 12 February 2009 19:19 (ten years ago) link

little tiny statue of Lincoln inside is awesome.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Thursday, 12 February 2009 19:23 (ten years ago) link

i can tell you how the public radio was celebrating it this morning: by not shutting the hell up

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 12 February 2009 19:27 (ten years ago) link

Where are the Unamericans at to snicker at our new penny designs?

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 12 February 2009 19:49 (ten years ago) link

I will not shave my beard.

Aimless, Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:47 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

They Saved Lincoln's Watch

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/10/AR2009031001449.html

Dr Morbius, Monday, 16 March 2009 14:53 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

Eyewitness to the Lincoln assassination, appearing on TV in 1956:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iq5yzJ-Dk

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 August 2011 16:39 (eight years ago) link

seven years pass...

the lincoln library in springfield is in major debt and may end up selling off a lot of its collection:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/08/17/abe-lincolns-library-faces-so-much-debt-its-considering-selling-his-stuff-including-his-hat-and-gloves/

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:23 (one year ago) link

welp, not even as popular as Orange Grifter

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

i have never actually been to that library -- didn't realize it only opened in 2005. anyone here been?

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:33 (one year ago) link

i thought about it when making a St Louis to Chicago trip a few years ago, but woulda had to get off the train

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

wasn't quite sure where to post this, but this is an interesting piece by greil marcus, from 1973, on nixon's apparent identification with lincoln:

https://greilmarcus.net/2019/08/11/lincoln-and-nixon-historys-strange-bedfellows-2-11-73/

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 12 August 2019 18:12 (three months ago) link

Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy. JFK has a secretary named Lincoln. Nixon had a secretary named Rosemary Woods.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 12 August 2019 18:27 (three months ago) link

Isn't it good
Rosemary Woods

Ned Raggett, Monday, 12 August 2019 18:35 (three months ago) link


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