Friday, May 06, 2011

Post Something

That's what I was told to do...so I'll post a question, which I have asked everyone I've encountered this week as I helped @baconbaking's 17 year old sister study for her AP American History exam:

"Who is your favorite U.S. President? And why?"

My answer? This guy of course...

52 comments:

T.J. said...

And, no offense to Gerald Ford, the question of who is the worst president is not even close. Even a moron like William Henry Harrison was probably a better prez than Ford. But at least Ford was good at football.

T.J. said...

By the way, Mark let me know via twitter he got a 5 on the exam. As did I.

We smartz.

rob said...

james k polk - he has the best theme song:

http://binged.it/jUFdM4

T.J. said...

That reminds me - please tell me you have all seen the George Washington Rap?

http://bit.ly/jJyIh6

Sci Fi Sweetheart said...

TMBG reference always wins points.

They wrote one about Tippecanoe and Tyler too, but it's not as catchy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XcDeRJ_Osc

T.J. said...

Zachary Tyler, also a bit of a douche.

Jessica said...

FDR. Social programs, ability to get us out of the Great Depression, first wife who changed the role of the first wife. I'm sending my sister positive thoughts this morning for a 5!

T.J. said...

Animaniacs clip, anyone?

http://bit.ly/kFIybS

zman said...

Silvio Berlusconi. Bunga bunga!

T.J. said...

zman, my apologies, let's save our love for international presidents until next week. How 'bout a good ole American choice?

TR said...

Warren Harding could make a run at Jerry Ford.

And I too got a 5 on the AP exam! Those 6 credits came in handy, as I graduated with 130 credits.

(Deciding to double-major with 3 semesters left before graduating is dumb. Very dumb)

rob said...

like dennis martinez

T.J. said...

Warren G was named after Harding, right?
/regulated

zman said...

Saludos TR! I haven't taken a history class since high school and as a general matter I don't remember much about what happened in the past. I'll take Al Gore as my favorite president.

zman said...

Or perhaps Taft. I remember learning that he was fat. And he was a Supreme Court Justice and maybe a senator too ... he pulled off some sort of executive/judicial/legislative trifecta.

TR said...

Bad News for Mark and Danimal:

http://gawker.com/#!5799308/bestiality-now-illegal-in-florida

T.J. said...

I think Taft is also first prez to throw out an opening day first pitch in baseball.

And yes, he was a big fatty.

Danimal said...

Guess I better get this dog off of me.

rob said...

danimal, can i get a translation of your comment from yesterday? you talked to daniel bard's dad?

zman said...

Teedge loves big fatties.

rob said...

also, danimal - do you do any work with billy casper golf? their cfo is a fog:tb.

Mark said...

I went to Herber Hoover Jr. High. he's not my favorite US president though.

Danimal said...

rob....at pinehurst....had a few pops in bar last night (go figure) and started chatting w/2 guys...one of them was bard's dad...good guy who was here on a boondoggle...had some good stories.
yes - i know of your casper boy...i know his boss and a couple of other guys that work there. they're a good group...

T.J. said...

Let me guess...George Washington?

"Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man."

mayhugh said...

Which one of you had the theory that President Ford's old football head injuries is affecting the economy?

Danimal said...

i thought fdr prolonged the depression?

Whitney said...

Millard Fillmore. Lucky 13.


But everyone's favorite is Abe Lincoln. You know it.

jerome said...

Grover Cleveland - lost because of the electoral college before it was cool....also, personally hanged 2 murderers while Sheriff.

Whitney said...

Wasn't William Henry Harrison in office about one month? I think there's your one pathetic loser of a prez.

Jessica said...

He was. Tippecanoe died of pneumonia. Thought a 2 hr long inauguration speech outside, with a cold, and no coat was smart. I maintain FDR....repealed Prohibition.

T.J. said...

Yep, of pneumonia...'cause the dumbass gave a three hour inaugural address in freezing cold a month earlier.

T.J. said...

Danimal, she's got you on the repeal of prohibition point...

rob said...

danimal, i trust you gave bard's dad the url to get here

Dave said...

millard fillmore. only whitney knows why.

T.J. said...

You two are the Kerouac and Ginsberg of this internet locale.

zman said...

Sunday is Mother's Day? Am I supposed to do something in response?

rob said...

kerouac buggered ginsberg, no?

TR said...

Kerouac did not! There may have been a rogue drunken HJ b/w the two (per Ginsberg's bio), but Kerouac was not gay. Just an impressionable young aspiring drunk from Lowell who fell into an artsy crowd at Columbia.

Now Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs on the other hand, who knows what went on there...

And who among us hasn't given a college friend a drunken HJ?

TR said...

(crickets chirping)

Marls said...

Teej - Warren G Harding hands down worst.

Marls said...

After reading the comments, I can now second TR's nomination of Warren G, but offer a vote of no confidence on his friendly handy position.

zman said...

For the record, I never played kerouac to TR's Ginsburg.

Dave said...

VP is usually a bottom.

Danimal said...

rob - no, but i did give him the web address.

Mark said...

William S. Burroughs, weird guy. But it's definitely worth your time to pick up a copy of "Junky"

rob said...

danimal - excellent. we'll celebrate with extensive red sox coverage.

Whitney said...

I like Naked Lunch. The activity more than the Burroughs book.

Whitney said...

Danimal, sounds like Seve's time is waning. Live well, my friends.

Mark said...

I doubt it, but I hope at least on G:TB member other than me watched Lakers-Mavs Game 3. Tremendous effort and shot making all around. Everything thats good about the NBA.

rob said...

i saw the first half. does that count?

Mark said...

No Rob, that doesn't count. 4th quarter was fantastic. As good as NBA basketball gets. Dirk > Kobe at this point. And it isn't that close.

Tim "Colombia" Watson said...

but sadly he couldn't be a president but in an alternative 4rx world he can be a great president.