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(Some Historian)   The 10 silliest historical sites in America   ( divider line
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2002-11-02 06:15:46 PM  
#6: Hodgenville, Kentucky: Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace Cabin - Built Thirty Years After His Death!...
Long ago, a lad at the University of Wisconsin answered a class assignment with the now famous blooper, "Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands." The reality is even sillier: Abraham Lincoln had been dead for thirty years when his birthplace cabin was built! This cabin then journeyed to a world's fair, to Coney Island, and even got commingled with logs purporting to be the birthplace cabin of Jefferson Davis! Nevertheless the National Park Service solemnly tells tourists not to use flash photography, lest they somehow damage the historic logs!

2002-11-02 06:17:00 PM  
Site #11

My recently messed up sock drawer.
2002-11-02 06:20:22 PM  
2002-11-02 06:22:07 PM  
I wonder if Dubya ever considered getting the chair in the oval office recovered because it might have some of Clintons' man goo on it.
2002-11-02 06:30:54 PM  
Huh? I can understanding not taking flash pics of paper documents, but log cabins?

Oh well...
2002-11-02 06:31:33 PM  
That's not man-goo, that's a historical artifact. There's JFK man-goo there as well.
2002-11-02 06:51:54 PM  
Mr. Loewen recently gave a great presentation here at the university I attend which was about lies concerning Columbus Day and white colonization of the Americas. He mentioned many of these stupid historical sites.
2002-11-02 06:55:10 PM  
Scraping, I wonder if Dubya's successor's gonna consider getting the chair in the oval office recovered because of all the drool on it.
2002-11-02 07:19:25 PM  
On this spot in 2010, John Tesh peeled the latex mask off his face revealing his real face was actually that of a hideously deformed alien creature sent to earth to destroy mankind.

Also on this spot, nut sack squirrel defeated John Tesh in the battle of "things that make me feel sick and would rather not talk about".......
2002-11-02 07:26:24 PM  
The white colonization of the Americas never happened! Havent you seen the Flinstones? There were white americans in jurassic America since the jurassic american period of jurassic timeline time. And there was Christmas.
2002-11-02 07:27:22 PM  
History is written by the winners, baby
So let's make a little of our own tonight.
If you think that my idea of fun is a drag
Then you've never been to Paradise!
2002-11-02 07:37:12 PM  
Scraping-fetus-off-the-wheel Not nice to make me spit beer on the monitor.
2002-11-02 07:55:33 PM  
heh. man-goo. ha!
2002-11-02 07:56:07 PM  
hey, Misspudding
2002-11-02 07:56:59 PM  
How about the James K. Polk ancestral home in Columbia, TN? A must see for any They Might be Giants fan. Never mind that the 11th president never set foot in it.........
2002-11-02 07:58:14 PM  
Tennessee is full of it. What about the Daniel Boone birthplace, when he was born in NC?
2002-11-02 08:01:52 PM  
I wonder if Dubya's successor's gonna consider getting the chair in the oval office recovered because of all the drool on it.

the only drool on the oval office chair is from that buck-toothed hillary clinton, who constantly drooled over the thought of having her fat ass some day sitting in that chair. give it up, godzillary, and enjoy your dwindling days as senator, because those days will be ending in '06....
2002-11-02 08:08:37 PM  
HarryBeanBag think about it...

Getting my husband elected president....50,000,000
Putting up with his crap....50 gallons of mallox
Getting rid of him..500

Getting some head in the oval office... priceless
2002-11-02 08:10:28 PM  
^^^ hopes Hillary runs for the Presidency asap
2002-11-02 08:48:17 PM  
Eat More, Sorry but Boone was born in Pennsylvania.

Regarding Confederate dead, didn't Phil Sheridan say the only good confederate was a dead confederate?
2002-11-02 08:54:42 PM  
Yotta, Are you sure? He was was two years old when his parents bought a farm in NC and tradition has it they were there when he was born. Not disputing you.
2002-11-02 09:25:40 PM  
EMP, as sure as anybody is-- which is not very. I grew up in PA and we always claimed Daniel Boone, the long rifle, and the Conestoga wagon.
Read here for some information over the confusion. The best stuff is at the very end.
2002-11-02 09:47:53 PM  
I'm sorry but historical sites and America in the same sentence? That's funny.
2002-11-02 09:58:02 PM  
Well, when it comes to silly historical sites they don't get any sillier than Plymouth Rock. I mean, have you ever seen Plymouth Rock? It's a large pillared observation area where people line up at the railing.... and look down on a rock. Not a really big rock either. And it's not even THE rock... it's just a rock they kinda picked at random. And it's cracked. And it just sort of lies there in the sand. Eventually after staring at the rock for a few minutes evryone does the same thing. They spit on it. Really, It's not meant as disrespectful or anything. It's just that it's about the only thing you can do. It's more of an absent-minded thing. It's the only way to make the experience interactive. Everyone spits on Plymouth Rock. In a strange way, it's almost the patriotic thing to do. Plymouth Rock is the anti-tourist attraction. So it kinda rocks, so to speak.
2002-11-02 10:40:36 PM  
The two books by James Lowen on the teaching of American history (LIES MY TEACHERS TOLD ME and LIES ACROSS AMERICA) are incredibly interesting. Great reads, both of them, and they teach an awful lot.

Let's hear it for the Canarsie Indians, who sold Manhattan to the Dutch though they lived elsewhere...Crooklyn from the start!
2002-11-02 11:01:44 PM  
Well looky here the knuckle dragging leftwing nuts have there very own thread. Let me add to it for you.
Me no liek Buhs, me can lsnder governments.
Made up facts are the truth because somebody posted them on the internet. Always believe what you read. It has to be the truth.
After all somebody wrote them. So they must be true.
2002-11-02 11:08:19 PM  
Ohh this is going to be a fun thread.

"I wonder if Dubya ever considered getting the chair in the oval office recovered because it might have some of Clintons' man goo on it."
True leftie hillarity, there greatest claim to modern fame is stuffing a cigar in a fat womans crotch. Then claiming somebody wants it. Haha, boy you are funny. What will the lefties think up next.
Claiming dictators should be understood and we should feel there pain. Maybe appeasing them would be funny opps they do that in real life.
2002-11-02 11:14:27 PM  
Why do I get the strong feeling that I hate Rikulrn? Oh. Maybe cause he's an ass.
2002-11-02 11:22:02 PM  
But your opinion means so much to me. I will lose seconds of sleep worrying about what liberals think about me. Ohh wait. No I won't, I could care less about what liberal apoligists have to say.
2002-11-02 11:30:11 PM  
Rikulrn, seriously who are you arguing against? Is there a flame war going on or something that I just completely missed here?
2002-11-02 11:36:37 PM  
What no clever come backs, like Bush is a shrub. Or calling the letter W dubya, boy that was a clever one. Did it take a think tank of neo liberals to think up those.
Those really hit home. Boy name calling is really effective. How liberal of you.
Come on lets have something constructive from you. Scaring old people to vote for democrats does not count either.
Hold on lets play the race card, that always works. Opps no more we now have a mostly intergrated sociaty. The lefties worst dream come true.
2002-11-02 11:38:31 PM  
Rikulrn look I know you just want to pick a fight with someone, or just anyone for that matter, but seriously, what you need to do is wait for a thread where someone actually gives a shiat.
2002-11-02 11:41:29 PM  
Who took the history quiz on that link? I won't tell how badly I did until soemone else fesses up.
2002-11-02 11:43:46 PM  
We actually had a really good thread today about the Next gulf war. Maybe you missed it. It was a well argued thread with both sides pointing out there case.
Now that the one liner lefties are attacking it will go to heck. But your type are the cause of that.
2002-11-02 11:44:47 PM  
Rikulrn are you on drugs?
2002-11-02 11:52:31 PM  
I think Rikulrn missed the "any famous people on fark?" thread. What happened George, out campaigning and miss posting who your really are on that one?
2002-11-02 11:53:06 PM  
The Liberty Bell has to be the silliest historical site in America. It's a freaking bell with a crack that has no historical signifigance when compared to something like Independence Hall or Carpenters Hall, yet millions of people come to Philadelphia each year just to see it.
2002-11-02 11:53:19 PM  
Nope just a few good old beers.
Were you the one defending snipers that attacked civilians. And how cruel it was that they were torn to pieces by the Russians. Ohh yes you are the liberal that was defending terrorists.
Are you proud?
2002-11-02 11:53:36 PM  
CommieSheep: We saved your ass in World War II.
2002-11-02 11:55:26 PM  
Swampgas, You scored 16 out of 23 (70 %).

I got all the questions wrong about pilgrims and king philip's war.
2002-11-02 11:56:16 PM  
11-02-02 11:22:02 PM Rikulrn
But your opinion means so much to me. I will lose seconds of sleep worrying about what liberals think about me. Ohh wait. No I won't, I could care less about what liberal apoligists have to say.

Um, wouldn't the "liberals" be FOR Clinton and the Democrat party and AGAINST Dubya?
I mean, if you're going to troll, at least have some clue what you're trolling.
2002-11-02 11:57:06 PM  
Rikulrn ok I think you've probably had enough. I'll argue with you about what's going on in Chechnya in a relevant thread and I'll tell you what I think about the sniper who I never defended nor would I ever defend in a relevant thread also, that's provided you sober up a bit first.

Gabbo is Fabbo, eventually.
2002-11-02 11:57:47 PM  
Thronhill- what else are you supposed to see in Philadelphia?

JerseyTim- I only got 8 right! How embarrassing. I also missed all of the King Philip's questions. Did okay on pilgrims.
2002-11-02 11:59:20 PM  
Udo I have no idea what you are trying to say.
2002-11-03 12:00:23 AM  
Swampgas, you're embarrassed? I read the guy's damn books and I couldn't get the answers right. It's like high school all over again. Actually, it did help with some (jackie robinson/hellen keller)
2002-11-03 12:12:02 AM  
I remember the first few lines of your cut and paste propaganda posts were about a female sniper being dealt with.
But I could be wrong, can you admit that? So why are you still defending gangs of thugs and drug runners in Chechnya.
2002-11-03 12:15:02 AM  
Rikulrn perhaps you didn't hear me the first time so i'll shout, I'LL ARGUE WITH YOU ABOUT CHECHNYA IN A RELEVANT THREAD.
2002-11-03 12:23:38 AM  
So your whining about the Russian soldiers killing a murderer is irealivent then. I hope so, the world is a diverse place.
We all have our own ways of dealing justice to killers and thugs. I think this is a valid thread since you all seem to think any government bashing thread is a valid thread to argue against crimes against humanity.
Ohh well.
2002-11-03 12:28:27 AM  
I got the Jackie Robinson question correct. I am getting the impression from this thread that Helen Keller had something to do with Russian soldiers in Chechnya. Maybe I need the book. ;)
2002-11-03 12:30:40 AM  

A government bashing thread:
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Not a government bashing thread:
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