Rich or good looking? Then 2 of 7 is close enough!
February 16, 2005 12:02 AM   Subscribe

All The President's Hair - Think you might know a thing or three about US Presidents? (Alternately, have five minutes to kill?) Then try identifying some of them by their hair! Be sure to give it a few tries as there are more presidents than hairdos-to-guess per game.
posted by DyRE (15 comments total)
The site has been mentioned before but the thread then was focused on the comic.
posted by DyRE at 12:04 AM on February 16, 2005

Wow, there sure has been a lot of bad Presidential hair! That was hard... best I did was 4 out of 7 (& that's just 'cuz I got lucky when Teddy Roosevelt, Reagan, Jefferson, and Jimmy Carter appeared in a row.)
posted by miss lynnster at 12:20 AM on February 16, 2005

I just kept guessing Polk.

God, how I love Cat and Girl.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:27 AM on February 16, 2005

This would be cool if I could pick from, say one of four choices. As it is,it's just too much typing.
posted by arse_hat at 12:38 AM on February 16, 2005

I got 4 out of 7 also. I guessed Chester A. Arthur correctly and I'm not sure how because I don't think I've heard that name since grade school.
posted by hojoki at 1:07 AM on February 16, 2005

I spent about half an hour on this earlier today, trying to figure out what all the end game messages were.

But no matter how hard I tried, I could never beat six out of seven.

It's doable though, as it's not all 43 (well, 42, since cleveland's technically two of them) presidents as far as I can tell, unless the really obscure ones (hayes, anyone?) are weighted less.

Whoo, good fun. I'll try for 7 out of 7 again in the morning.
posted by thecaddy at 1:28 AM on February 16, 2005

Whew! I got 5/7 and I'm foreign!
posted by biffa at 2:07 AM on February 16, 2005

Bah, if I put in George Herbert Walker Bush for George Sr., it told me I was wrong. I refuse to deal with written answers when the parser can't deal with obvious alternatives.
posted by Swervo at 2:18 AM on February 16, 2005

Can anyone see a pattern emerging here? In the way that Russian Presidents alternate between being bald and having lots of hair?

Lenin was bald and Stalin had lots of hair.
Khrushchev was bald and Brezhnev had lots of hair.
Andropov was bald and Chernenko had lots of hair.
Gorbachev was bald and Yeltsin had lots of hair.
Now Putin is almost bald and looks destined to end his days very follicularly challenged. )
posted by Tarn at 5:08 AM on February 16, 2005

Hey biffa, you probably got 5 out of 7 because you're foreign... people in other countries know American history far better than most of us do.
posted by miss lynnster at 6:55 AM on February 16, 2005

Van buren and garfield and william henry harrison and taft were all easy to me, as was Monroe.

But I missed Gerald Ford and Lyndon Johnson.

What's wrong with me?
posted by u.n. owen at 9:35 AM on February 16, 2005

Boo! Go Back to Non-American, Non-American

Will do.

But honestly, when I typed in George H.W. Bush, I should have gotten credited, instead of told that I was wrong - it was George Bush.
posted by orange swan at 11:27 AM on February 16, 2005

You can type in last names and it'll score correctly.
posted by deborah at 1:39 PM on February 16, 2005

Thats it.
MeFi's done for
You put "US Presidents" and "Kill" in the same sentence
They'll be all over us any moment
posted by isol at 2:42 PM on February 16, 2005

awww. that bear is so cute.
posted by Lizc at 5:19 PM on February 16, 2005

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