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Forty Four Presidents and a letter to a cat...
October 17, 2008 8:40 AM   Subscribe

Forty Four Presidents and a letter to a cat. Starring: Grover Cleveland's love life! McKinley's untimely death! Truman singing! Taft in the bath! & more...
posted by jim in austin (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm voting for the kitteh.
posted by Mblue at 8:52 AM on October 17, 2008


Man, if that had been a real honest ta gawd school lesson. I woulda learnt alot.
posted by doctorschlock at 8:55 AM on October 17, 2008


Benjamin Harrison is sick and tired of people calling him the meat in a Grover Cleveland sandwich.

Bravo.
posted by futility closet at 8:59 AM on October 17, 2008


Pretty great. My only complaint is:

"DEMOCRAT" IS A NOUN, "DEMOCRATIC" IS AN ADJECTIVE
posted by DU at 9:01 AM on October 17, 2008


Dickie had a change of heart
and went to China after all

Jerry left Dick off the hook
then the shit just hit the wall.

Jimmy, whose brother drank,
led crusades to help the homeless

But Ronnie's the one we'll all remember
'cause he got us into this whole mess

posted by Smart Dalek at 9:01 AM on October 17, 2008


That was pretty awesome. Kind of a weird, internet infused understanding of American history. Even the rambly parts were pretty endearing.
posted by piratebowling at 9:20 AM on October 17, 2008


She got the dates wrong, at least for Washington and Adams
posted by Mister_A at 9:23 AM on October 17, 2008


GET THE CORTEX-SIGNAL
Dickie had a change of heart
and went to China after all

Jerry left Dick off the hook
then the shit just hit the wall.

Jimmy, whose brother drank,
led crusades to help the homeless

But Ronnie's the one we'll all remember
'cause he got us into this whole mess
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:01 AM

posted by boo_radley at 9:42 AM on October 17, 2008


"DEMOCRAT" IS A NOUN, "DEMOCRATIC" IS AN ADJECTIVE

Then mentally insert "party" after each attribution and have a nice cup of tea. You'll feel better.

This reminds me a lot of Kate Beaton's History Projects. And as such, I approve.
posted by Caduceus at 10:06 AM on October 17, 2008


It sort of went downhill after Coolidge, but then again, so has America.

I kid, these were informative AND entertaining!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:07 AM on October 17, 2008


I am crying a river for James Monroe RIGHT NOW!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:02 AM on October 17, 2008


We should color that book and later on, eat the crayons.
posted by doctorschlock at 11:31 AM on October 17, 2008


Jonathan Coulton - The Presidents

Washington came first and he was perfect.
John Adams kept us out of war with France.
Jefferson made Louisiana Purchase.
In 1812 James Madison kicked the British in the pants.

James Monroe told Europe they could suck it.
John Quincy Adams looked just like his dad.
Andrew Jackson got rid of all the Indians.
Van Buren served one term, but he wasn't bad.

William Henry Harrison died early.
John Tyler annexed Texas from Mexico.
James K. Polk fought Mexico to keep it.
Taylor was a Mexican War hero.

Fillmore gave a boat to Commodore Perry.
Pierce appealed the Missouri Compromise.
Buchanan saw the Civil War's beginnings.
Lincoln saved the Union, then he died.

Andrew Johnson just survived impeachment.
General Grant enjoyed a drink or two.
Rutherford B. Hayes ended reconstruction.
Garfield was assassinated in 1882.

Arthur suspended Chinese immigration.
Cleveland made the railroad people squirm.
Harrison signed the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
Grover Cleveland served another term.

McKinley kicked the Spanish out of Cuba.
Roosevelt was handy with a gun.
Taft was big and fat and had a mustache.
Wilson kicked some ass in World War I.

Harding said "Let's Laissez Fair with business."
Coolidge made the roaring 20s roar.
Hoover screwed the pooch in the great depression.
Roosevelt beat the Nazis in the war.

Truman dropped the bomb on Hiroshima.
Eisenhower kept the Commies well in hand.
Kennedy was killed by a magic bullet.
Johnson murdered kids in Vietnam.

Nixon was a sweating, filthy liar.
Ford gave Nixon pardon for his crimes.
Carter lusted in his heart for peanuts.
Reagan won the Cold War, and lost his mind.

George Bush Sr. poked at Saddam Hussein.
Clinton gave an intern a cigar.
W's legacy's a work in progress.
That is all the President's so far.

In the year 2005 we're out of money.
Somewhere, surely, freedom's on the march.
I don't like to make political statements.
posted by Kickstart70 at 12:41 PM on October 17, 2008


i was looking forward to the letter to the cat.

awesome comic.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 3:53 PM on October 18, 2008


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