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April 20, 2005 10:22 AM   Subscribe

John Adams is back. In a surprising twist that should amaze pundits, today's prominent politicians turn out to be reincarnations of guys from the Continental Congress. Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, 36 dead presidents are sending messages from beyond the grave. As Bill Clinton said, "Thank you for the engraved copy...It looks fascinating!”
posted by inksyndicate (21 comments total)
P.S. "Consider yourself lucky that you have John Adams to abuse, for no sane man would tolerate it!" -- 1776
posted by inksyndicate at 10:26 AM on April 20, 2005

I, George Washington, am deeply moved to learn through Mr. Sang Hun Lee the identity of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, learn about Rev. Moon's accomplishments and philosophy, and come to a realization that he has appeared as the Messiah.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:29 AM on April 20, 2005

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Great larf.
posted by orthogonality at 10:31 AM on April 20, 2005

"For the survival of humanity, this is the most significant book written in one thousand years. When research reveals scores of correlations, 'coincidence' becomes synchronicity, which is the foundation for many new scientific discoveries." - C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon, medical inventor, and author of 21 books.

He's been on the edge for a while, but this is the last straw: from this point forward, C. Norman Shealy is not allowed to treat me for any medical condition.
posted by monocyte at 10:37 AM on April 20, 2005

James Wilson is Oprah Winfrey! *smacks forehead* Of course, why didn't I see it before!
posted by LarryC at 10:45 AM on April 20, 2005

One thing I didn't realize this when I posted it is that the creator of the JohnAdams.net page, a psychic, claims himself to be John Adams. But does the page reflect a federalist or anti-federalist point of view?
posted by inksyndicate at 10:53 AM on April 20, 2005

This explains why I had that knee jerk hatred for John Kerry: he's Andrew Jackson reincarnated!
posted by goatdog at 10:53 AM on April 20, 2005

haha. ha. heh... wait, why exactly is the concept so laughable (aside from Norm Shealy's 'thousand years' comment)?
posted by sandmonk at 10:57 AM on April 20, 2005

I mean the 'revolutionaries' concept specifically, not the 36 dead presidents endorsing Sun Myung Moon (wtf?).
posted by sandmonk at 11:04 AM on April 20, 2005

I discovered this yesterday when some guy across from me at the public library was reading "Return of the Revolutionaries." I assumed it was some book on conservative principles and then when I Googled it I was blown away.

What's funny about it is that it implies that people like Kerry are like the Highlander and they're still here trying to complete the same mission. I guess you could say that killing Vietnamese was somehow like wiping out the Indians in Florida...but above all, the Andrew Jackson / John Kerry link shatters the myth that he's pompous and elitist. Jackson was just a regular guy!
posted by inksyndicate at 11:14 AM on April 20, 2005

So far today we have FPPs featuring Ted Nugent, some cop who can't bothered getting out of his car before shooting, and Moonies. Can we officially call today "wacky nutjob day" on MeFi?
posted by clevershark at 11:27 AM on April 20, 2005

The Morgan/Bush comparison is great...

During the French and Indian War, Morgan served with the Virginia Rangers and he developed skill with the Kentucky rifle. During the Revolutionary War, on the basis of Morgan's courage, determination, and leadership skills, George Washington selected him as commander of the country's first special-forces unit. Five hundred members of the Continental Army, selected for marksmanship and fighting skills, were assembled. They were officially known as the Rangers, but many referred to the unit as Morgan's Riflemen. The Rangers were one of the premier units of the Army and participated in many important battles of the Revolution.

...George W. Bush was formerly an owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team
posted by Tullius at 11:28 AM on April 20, 2005

Hey monocyte, Norm Shealy is an MD in favor of pain management with wonderful opiates. I have lots of pain he's welcome to treat me for. Why care about his religious opinions, given that most Americans' religious views are, from my point of view, just as wacky?
posted by davy at 11:34 AM on April 20, 2005

Of course they're reincarnated! My phrenometer has successfully measured cranial protuberances and found them to be an exact telematch! (Jackson was a staunch proponent of states rights, and while a Democrat, he was one of them pre-Civil War democrats...)

Or, I guess this just proves that those who don't learn from history are doomed to think they're repeating it.
posted by klangklangston at 11:35 AM on April 20, 2005

Jackson was only a proponent of states' rights when it suited him. At other times, though, he was all for federal power.
posted by goatdog at 11:59 AM on April 20, 2005

Frank Chu was right all along! "...and just former presidents George Washington and Ben Franklin with some resurrections that were top secret behind closed doors in Washington."
posted by rmannion at 2:21 PM on April 20, 2005

"John Adams is back."

Indeed. I was mildly amused by his opera, but I find his 'cool modernism' somewhat grating.
posted by koeselitz at 2:38 PM on April 20, 2005

Clinton's dead?
posted by pekar wood at 2:52 PM on April 20, 2005

What a delightful surprise. My dad is the one who picked that book for publication! Anybody want me to say anything to him?
posted by Vallenwood at 3:54 PM on April 20, 2005

Vallenwood, I am in awe of your dad. Go Dad. Super awesome.
posted by inksyndicate at 4:48 PM on April 20, 2005

Thank you, ink. I couldn't possibly be any super prouder!
posted by Vallenwood at 8:18 PM on April 20, 2005

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