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Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Other Than... THAT... What Did You Think of the Play, Mrs. Lincoln?"

If he were alive today, Abraham Lincoln would be celebrating his 200th birthday today! That's even older than I am.

The following is from my post of February 19th, 2008, but don't run away yet! There's more new stuff after this lengthy quote, a quote which has been seamlessly edited to remove an aside about our 43rd president.

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Ah, Presidents' Day! Or Presidents Day. Not President's Day, unless.... Oh, go read it for yourself, here! The person who wrote up this entry for Wikipedia was picky enough about spelling and grammar to be a kindred soul of mine!

Okay, now if you didn't bother jumping to the Wikipedia entry, here's a spoiler: The federal holiday we call Presidents' Day is still officially known as Washington's Birthday.

I remember when we celebrated the birthdays of two presidents each February, namely Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Then somebody got the bright idea of smushing the two days together, and they started calling it Presidents' Day. But as time went by, the focus stayed more on George, and less -- a lot less -- on Mr. Lincoln. Most of the tacky Presidents' Day ads I see or hear nowadays refer only to the original George W, "W" meaning Washington, of course.

Poor Abe. Bushwhacked not once, but twice!

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And here's Bing Crosby, singing a now-politically incorrect tribute to Lincoln from the film "Holiday Inn," a movie that also introduced a modestly-successful tune called "White Christmas!"



Thanks fo' yo'... I mean, thanks for your time.

P.S. ~~ I should probably mention here that yesterday was the first anniversary of this blog's offical debut here on Blogger. (I previously ran it for three or four years on a site called Diaryland. And that's "Di-a-ry-land," and not "Dairy-land.")

3 comments:

subtorp77 said...

Looking at the wiki entry to this, I wondered about that very thing. What with all the bloody hols we already seem to have, why not add some more? Not all of the presidents, mind you, just the ones that reeeeaaally made a difference. The kiddies could have off a President's WEEK! Then again, that would prob'ly violate Mass state policy of 180 school days( or is that, "DAZE" )? I'm just thinkin' aloud. Never you mind( getting a caffeine recharge ).

Ishat's Fire and Ice said...

They didn't find that offencive back than?

The woman in the picaninny costume is beyond offencive. In any decade.

I have never seen this movie. I was never a Cosby fan, I mean Crosby, I always get those two mixed up.

Ishat's Fire and Ice said...

Then
Than


Put the appropriate one where it belongs.

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