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Harrison became president in 1841. He was in Washington on March 4, 1841. He was 67 years old when he was president. Harrison died in April 4, 1841. He died in office. That was William Henry Harrison. I miss William Henry Harrison. He would make a good President or delegate today. I think he should be on all dollars.
posted by dfowler (24 comments total)

 
He would make a good President or delegate today. I think he should be on all dollars.

Why? Because he died after 30 days from pneumonia? Great achievement.
posted by MrAnonymous at 1:05 PM on June 2, 2004


i never thought i would be nostalgic for 4th grade: [william henry harrison] was 67 when he died. now he’s 204 years old. brilliant!
posted by steef at 1:13 PM on June 2, 2004


Imagine where we'd be if Bush had died thirty days into his term. Probably vaporized from President Cheney's World War III.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 1:13 PM on June 2, 2004



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Wait -- that was supposed to be funny... right? I don't get it.
posted by shepd at 1:13 PM on June 2, 2004


Good post. Those kids are adorable.

"I'm William Henry Harrison. I died in thirty days!" [/obligatory Simpons reference]
posted by livii at 1:15 PM on June 2, 2004


Hey man, don't you mess with ole' Tippecanoe!

or Tyler, too!
posted by plemeljr at 1:16 PM on June 2, 2004


obligatory Simpons reference

Or in another, more accurate way:

We are the mediocre presidents.
You won't find our faces on dollars or on cents!
There's Taylor, there's Tyler,
There's Fillmore and there's Hayes.
There's William Henry Harrison . . .
I died in thirty days!
We... are... the...
Adequate, forgettable,
Occasionally regrettable
Caretaker presidents of the U-S-A!


[/obligatory longer Simpsons reference]
posted by gompa at 1:25 PM on June 2, 2004


He would make a good President or delegate today. I think he should be on all dollars.
Why? Because he died after 30 days from pneumonia? Great achievement.

Thought his pneumonia was caused by a severe sun burnt. Our dollar is worthless, yet it being the "1" see no other reason having Washington on it. Or do they mean the coin dollar?
posted by thomcatspike at 1:26 PM on June 2, 2004


Maybe he should be on all parking passes, rent receipts and library cards, then.
posted by chicobangs at 1:51 PM on June 2, 2004


William Henry Harrison was a pussy.
posted by eastlakestandard at 1:53 PM on June 2, 2004


You might enjoy reading about Prophet, instead, eastlakestandard. The Prophet was no pussy.
posted by dfowler at 2:01 PM on June 2, 2004


Well some people try to pick up girls
They get called assholes
This never happened to William Henry Harrison

The girls would turn the colour of a juicy avocado
When he would drive down their street in his El Dorado

He could walk down your street
Girls could not resist his stare
So William Henry Harrison was never called an asshole
Not like you
Wow!
posted by luriete at 2:09 PM on June 2, 2004


...He was only Five foot eight, but girls could not resist his stare
William Henry Harrison was never called an asshole
Well, not in New York...
posted by chicobangs at 2:21 PM on June 2, 2004


Richard Nixon was a Quaker? I had no idea.

And what's a Disciple of Christ? That sounds vaguely scary.
posted by jennyb at 3:06 PM on June 2, 2004


Disciples of Christ are not that scary, as far as I can tell. A sort of moderate American sect from the mid-nineteenth century, I think. There are plenty of those. Usually they use the construction "Christian Church, Disciples of Christ" on their signage. Historically I think this is from just saying they were the christian church, the one that had it right, no need for qualifiers, thanks. Then marketing reality took over within a couple decades or so. Founded in Bethany West Virginia. I've visited the founder's house, and Bethany College there in town, it is affiliated with the church. I spent 24 hours there once.

They can't be all bad. There was a ghost story associated most of the buildings I visited there, including the founder's house, "Old Main," and the 1970s ranch home of my friend.

If you or I were less lazy there'd be a link on the DOC by now.
posted by putzface_dickman at 5:43 PM on June 2, 2004


Chester A. Arthur Fall Down
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:33 PM on June 2, 2004


I once lived in Tippecanoe County, and as a child stood on a bluff marking the site of the battle that gave Harrison his nickname. My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Harrison, and she told me she'd been told he was a relative, "but after he died we all had the sense to stay out of politics."

I miss my grandma.
posted by mwhybark at 6:46 PM on June 2, 2004


William Henry Harrison died without knowing that he would.

Me...I'm refusing to die without advance notice.
posted by dejah420 at 7:24 PM on June 2, 2004


Here you go, putzface.
posted by BT at 8:12 PM on June 2, 2004


dfowler: I sure hope my spelling was better than those kids. But they are clearly products of one of the school systems that produced me. Great links.
posted by mwhybark at 11:49 PM on June 2, 2004


dejah40: you will die.
posted by knutmo at 5:15 AM on June 3, 2004


dejah40: you will die.

Nope. I'm not having it. I've got the zombies working on a cure for that whole "life being terminal" thing. No point in being a evil genius if you can't thwart the will of men and gods. ;)
posted by dejah420 at 7:28 AM on June 3, 2004


Me...I'm refusing to die without advance notice.

Here you go, dejah420.
posted by Fofer at 7:59 AM on June 3, 2004


See...according to that, I've a good 35+ years to come up with a cure. ;) Plenty of time.
posted by dejah420 at 4:43 PM on June 3, 2004


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