"Rule 100: Cleanse not your teeth with the tablecloth."
March 23, 2012 8:16 AM   Subscribe

FYI, if you're in DC tomorrow, Maira Kalman will be speaking at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 8:19 AM on March 23, 2012

i like more lincoln than washington
posted by johnstendicom at 9:13 AM on March 23, 2012

What are you reading?

Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation by George Washington.

The George Washington?

The rules were drawn from an English translation of a French book of maxims. Washington copied them down when he was 14 years old. [reads] "When you sit down, keep your feet firm and even, without putting one on the other or crossing them. Put not off your clothes in the presence of others, nor go out of your chamber half-dressed." What a tightassed little priss he must've been.

Yes, sir.
posted by Rangeboy at 11:15 AM on March 23, 2012

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