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The power of three. [Mar. 15th, 2007|02:33 pm]
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If you guys are gonna keep posting these awesome (terrible) videos I have no recourse but to share them with all. Just saying. ;)

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abe Lincoln ( That president guy), was present at the assassination of THREE presidents. His Dads', President Garfields' and President Mckinley's. After the last shooting, he refused to attend a state affair ever again.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-03-15 07:44 pm (UTC)
Robert Todd Lincoln was at his dad's deathbed, but he was not at the theater when he was shot.  Not sure about him and the Garfield and McKinley assassinations.

This reminds me, though.  I've asked people this question occasionally, and I'll pose it here:  Lincoln was shot on April 14 and died, several hours later, on the 15th; which date would you say was the date of his assassination?  (Or what about Garfield, who was shot on July 2 but didn't die until September 19?)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-15 09:16 pm (UTC)
Huh. All about the semantics, hey? I got this from some random little tidbit book I got at a thrift store written in the 70's. I guess maybe they considered teh deathbed the assassination and not the act of dying? Just waht caused the eventual death. I guess I can see both sides of the issue. Hmm.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-03-15 09:26 pm (UTC)
I don't know.  I think people who are assassinated should be required to die on the same day as the fatal blow—or, better, assassins should have to find a new line of work.  (The same could be asked about Bobby Kennedy, who was shot one night and died the next morning.)

What caused which eventual death?  I imagine the cause for Lincoln was blood loss and/or brain damage.  Garfield was hit by two bullets, one of which went through his shoulder and out his back; the other, in his chest, wasn't found while he was alive—and infection led to major problems that killed him 2½ months later.
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From: garuparu90
2007-03-15 07:53 pm (UTC)
Video: hahaha oh my god

Lincoln: I love this webcomic.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-15 09:18 pm (UTC)
=) Good stuff.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-03-15 09:17 pm (UTC)

Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

I don't blame the guy. Its like me and fishing trips. When I go, nobody catches anything. Although I will say having Presidential assasination karma is probably a worse deal.

You know, Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln. I wonder if it was a descendant and the curse was multi-generational? Because if so, somebody should call the Secret Service and alert them to keep Lincolns away from the Whitehouse.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-15 09:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

heh. Could be. :) I've got that full lsit with all the similarties between JFK and Lincoln. Totally crazy!
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-03-15 09:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

I've seen that. It is pretty freaky.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-03-15 09:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

Not only the stuff about the secretaries and the dates and such, but also the fact that they were both men, both Americans, both presidents, and both had heads for the bullets to enter!  And they each had wives and children!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-16 06:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

*nod* Crazy stuff!
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-03-15 09:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

Not only that, but the limousine J.F.K. rode in on his last day was described by a narrator on a local TV station as a "big, beautiful Lincoln".  It was the car that did it!
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-03-15 10:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

It was the Lincoln's idea to drive by the grassy knoll.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-03-15 10:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

And the car insisted on not wearing its bubble top.  Typical kids.  You tell them to put a hat on when they go out (especially when they have presidents inside their heads), and what do they do?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-16 06:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

lol. wow
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-16 06:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Is it wrong to be attracted to the badly dancing pizza man?

Naughty, naughty.
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[User Picture]From: mornblade
2007-03-15 09:22 pm (UTC)
Robert Todd Lincoln was CURSED!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-16 06:37 pm (UTC)
Poor dude!
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2007-03-15 09:29 pm (UTC)
In the vampire Requiem Larp I play in, one of the players knew this about Robert Todd Lincoln. He made Robert Todd Lincoln his vampire character just because of this unlucky reason.

Mary Todd Lincoln was crazy....
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-16 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Historical figures as vampires. Fun stuff. Who else would be a good historical vampire? ;)

And was she? I'm not real up on my Lincoln trivia.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-03-15 09:34 pm (UTC)
You know what this points to?  R. T. Lincoln was the real assassin!  The other dudes were framed!
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-03-15 11:58 pm (UTC)
I second this theory.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-16 06:46 pm (UTC)
lol! Write the script, guys!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-16 06:51 pm (UTC)
hehe
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-03-15 11:57 pm (UTC)
Talk about a bad luck charm, jeez!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-16 06:47 pm (UTC)
Still not as unlucky as that kimono, but yes. Bad luck indeed!
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[User Picture]From: randomdan
2007-03-16 04:58 am (UTC)
Presidents elected in a year ending in "0" haven't had much luck. Up to Reagan they all died in office and included all 4 assassinations.

1840: William Henry Harrison - Refused to dress warmly during a very long inaugural speech, developed pneumonia and died.

1860: Abraham Lincoln - Shot by John Wilkes Booth.

1880: James Garfield - Shot by Charles Guiteau.

1900: William McKinley - Shot by Czolgosz.

1920: Warren G. Harding - Developed intestinal cramps returning from Alaska, and other medical complications including a stroke, leading to his death.

1940: Franklin Roosevelt - Suffered cerebral hemorrhaging near the beginning of his 4th term.

1960: John F. Kennedy - Shot by some people whose names we'll likely never know.

1980: Ronald Reagan - Shot at by John Hinckley; the bullet ricocheted off the car's bulletproof glass and struck Reagan but he survived.

2000: George W. Bush - Still waiting to see...perhaps the pretzel choking incident is the only addition to this string of random occurrences/conspiracy theory.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-03-16 06:42 pm (UTC)
Very interesting. *nod*
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