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(NPR)   The 7 Coolest Presidents In American History. He's there. Yup, him, too. Nope, not her...not yet   (npr.org) divider line 165
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2012-09-07 08:35:46 PM
I never wanted to have a beer with W. I'd shake his hand, show him the respect the office deserves, but I can't say I'd really want to spend any time with him. The others on the list? Sure.
 
2012-09-07 08:36:42 PM
media.screened.com

If he's not there, list fails
 
2012-09-07 08:42:19 PM
augustafreepress.com
Is Woodrow Wilson gunna have to choke a biatch?
 
2012-09-07 08:47:30 PM
Without looking at the list yet, I have to believe JFK and Clinton are on there. Maybe even Obama. Definitely Theodore Roosevelt. Am I close?
 
2012-09-07 08:50:57 PM

cretinbob: [augustafreepress.com image 279x279]
Is Woodrow Wilson gunna have to choke a biatch?


There was nothing cool about Wilson. Professor with a stick up his butt.

Coco LaFemme: Without looking at the list yet, I have to believe JFK and Clinton are on there. Maybe even Obama. Definitely Theodore Roosevelt. Am I close?


No Obama, probably since it's evaluating past Presidents, but those three are there.

1) Bill Clinton
2) John F. Kennedy
3) Theodore Roosevelt
4) Ronald Reagan
5) Thomas Jefferson
6) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
7) George W. Bush

I have two obvious objections, but meh.
 
2012-09-07 08:56:14 PM
List fails without Obama.

It isn't a partisan thing. I'm fine with Reagan and W making the list. Being a Hollywood star and owning a baseball team are both pretty cool things to do.
 
2012-09-07 08:56:21 PM
www.bothteamsplayedhard.net
 
2012-09-07 09:01:54 PM

GAT_00:
I have two obvious objections, but meh.


My Objections:
George W. Bush was very friendly, Folksy, great neighbor kinda guy. Cool is another type of personality.

Theodor Roosevelt was not cool by any means: He was a MANLY, Man's man with a side order of brass balls.

George Washington was actually rather a cool dude that EVERYONE loved. Cool under fire, respectable man of action who turned down a crown.
 
2012-09-07 09:27:24 PM
No Obama? No Andrew Jackson? No Washington? Fail.

And there's a difference between "That's pretty cool, I mean, for a President" and "Holy crap that's cool... and he was a President?!"

I mean, by the non-existent standards of this list (Russians dug Reagan? So?), where's Bush Sr.? Dude goes skydiving every year for his birthday.
 
2012-09-07 09:36:01 PM
Clinton? Kennedy? Amateurs. Any president who snapped the presidential bed slats while banging his wife is the Man.

Bless you, Harry Truman. 

Also, Andrew Jackson threw the best White House parties ever.
 
2012-09-07 09:40:47 PM

Dan the Schman: No Andrew Jackson?


Yes, genocide really makes a President cool.
 
2012-09-07 09:41:09 PM

Gulper Eel: Clinton? Kennedy? Amateurs. Any president who snapped the presidential bed slats while banging his wife is the Man.

Bless you, Harry Truman.


Who wouldn't get carried away plowing into this?

www.firstladies.org
 
2012-09-07 09:41:11 PM
I think the reason Obama was left of the list is that he is the reason for the list.
 
2012-09-07 09:46:25 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Who wouldn't get carried away plowing into this?


All the more impressive.

Furthermore, Calvin Coolidge should get on the list for the Best Presidential Zinger Ever (even if it's apocryphal):

"The President and Mrs. Coolidge were being shown [separately] around an experimental government farm. When [Mrs. Coolidge] came to the chicken yard she noticed that a rooster was mating very frequently. She asked the attendant how often that happened and was told, "Dozens of times each day." Mrs. Coolidge said, "Tell that to the President when he comes by." Upon being told, the President asked, "Same hen every time?" The reply was, "Oh, no, Mr. President, a different hen every time."

President: "Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."
 
2012-09-07 09:55:49 PM
*record scratch*


Dubya made the list?!
 
2012-09-07 09:59:58 PM

Gulper Eel: Lionel Mandrake: Who wouldn't get carried away plowing into this?

All the more impressive.

Furthermore, Calvin Coolidge should get on the list for the Best Presidential Zinger Ever (even if it's apocryphal):

"The President and Mrs. Coolidge were being shown [separately] around an experimental government farm. When [Mrs. Coolidge] came to the chicken yard she noticed that a rooster was mating very frequently. She asked the attendant how often that happened and was told, "Dozens of times each day." Mrs. Coolidge said, "Tell that to the President when he comes by." Upon being told, the President asked, "Same hen every time?" The reply was, "Oh, no, Mr. President, a different hen every time."

President: "Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."


Cool is practically his middle name -- Calvin COOLidge...
 
2012-09-07 10:04:55 PM

Krymson Tyde: I never wanted to have a beer with W. I'd shake his hand, show him the respect the office deserves, but I can't say I'd really want to spend any time with him. The others on the list? Sure.


That's the thing. I understand that he's "folksy". But he was repeatedly described - even by people who worked for him - as "incurious". Incuriosity is my least favorite quality in a person.
 
2012-09-07 10:11:04 PM

Lionel Mandrake: [www.bothteamsplayedhard.net image 327x244]



Heh....If only.
 
2012-09-07 10:13:42 PM
If I met Teddy Roosevelt, I would probably start ovulating. I'm also a man.
 
2012-09-07 10:14:38 PM

Apos: *record scratch*


Dubya made the list?!

HELLS YEAH!!

The cat's got moves!

th80.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-07 10:15:10 PM
Look. I knew Reagan was gonna be on there.... but DUBYA? I see that TFA is using all of the definitions of 'cool', which is dandy -- but there was nothing cool about that epic fark-up.
 
2012-09-07 10:16:43 PM
Notable absences:

2.bp.blogspot.com

thedailywaster.files.wordpress.com

www.harrywalker.com
 
2012-09-07 10:22:31 PM

Gulper Eel: Lionel Mandrake: Who wouldn't get carried away plowing into this?

All the more impressive.

Furthermore, Calvin Coolidge should get on the list for the Best Presidential Zinger Ever (even if it's apocryphal):

"The President and Mrs. Coolidge were being shown [separately] around an experimental government farm. When [Mrs. Coolidge] came to the chicken yard she noticed that a rooster was mating very frequently. She asked the attendant how often that happened and was told, "Dozens of times each day." Mrs. Coolidge said, "Tell that to the President when he comes by." Upon being told, the President asked, "Same hen every time?" The reply was, "Oh, no, Mr. President, a different hen every time."

President: "Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."


He was a dead panned practical joker as well. He discovered on the Balcony of the Oval Office a secret alarm button on one of the columns. He would go out, stretch Lean against the column, triggering the button. He would then scurry back in the office, and peek in amusement as Secret Service agents swarmed the outside, trying to find the emergency. 


Oh by the way, this is what Bess Truman looked like when Truman went off to WWI

www.archives.gov 
This is the image he had on the Battlefield with him

This is what he looked like when he was 24 in 1908 
www.archives.gov
 
2012-09-07 10:51:38 PM

MacEnvy: Krymson Tyde: I never wanted to have a beer with W. I'd shake his hand, show him the respect the office deserves, but I can't say I'd really want to spend any time with him. The others on the list? Sure.

That's the thing. I understand that he's "folksy". But he was repeatedly described - even by people who worked for him - as "incurious". Incuriosity is my least favorite quality in a person.


Hey! Fonzie wasn't very curious, either!

Fonzie, like Bush, also had trouble admitting when he was wrong.
 
2012-09-07 10:58:54 PM

Krymson Tyde: I never wanted to have a beer with W. I'd shake his hand, show him the respect the office deserves, but I can't say I'd really want to spend any time with him. The others on the list? Sure.


Lots of people wanted to have a beer with him.

The question I ask is: how many people you have beers with would you trust to run this country?
 
2012-09-07 11:00:15 PM
George Washington made beer, liquor, and wine and grew hemp, and he can't make the list?
 
2012-09-07 11:48:15 PM
Cool under pressure:

i759.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-07 11:49:07 PM

Apos: Notable absences:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 317x238]

[thedailywaster.files.wordpress.com image 600x400]

[www.harrywalker.com image 255x301]



No, Yes, No
 
2012-09-07 11:51:49 PM
The first.
 
2012-09-07 11:57:08 PM

Apos: The first.


Let's try that once more: 

www.wvah.com
 
2012-09-08 12:23:26 AM
I always felt that Grant would be fun to hang with
 
2012-09-08 12:24:39 AM
www.cyberpunkreview.com
 
2012-09-08 12:25:46 AM

Gulper Eel: Lionel Mandrake: Who wouldn't get carried away plowing into this?

All the more impressive.

Furthermore, Calvin Coolidge should get on the list for the Best Presidential Zinger Ever (even if it's apocryphal):

"The President and Mrs. Coolidge were being shown [separately] around an experimental government farm. When [Mrs. Coolidge] came to the chicken yard she noticed that a rooster was mating very frequently. She asked the attendant how often that happened and was told, "Dozens of times each day." Mrs. Coolidge said, "Tell that to the President when he comes by." Upon being told, the President asked, "Same hen every time?" The reply was, "Oh, no, Mr. President, a different hen every time."

President: "Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."


Dorothy Parker: "Mr. Coolidge, I've made a bet against a fellow who said it was impossible to get more than two words out of you."
Coolidge: "You lose."
 
2012-09-08 12:27:38 AM
List is useless with Lincoln--vampire slayer.
 
2012-09-08 12:29:45 AM
I was fine with just about everybody else on that list, but George Bush has never come across as cool in my mind.

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-08 12:31:51 AM

theteacher: List is useless with Lincoln--vampire slayer.



Or the Lincoln Money Shot Channel:

Link
 
2012-09-08 12:33:09 AM
GWB is on the cool list? Seriously? That guy is anything but cool. He's a walking Mad Magazine advertisement.
 
2012-09-08 12:34:07 AM

Apos: Apos: The first.

Let's try that once more: 

[www.wvah.com image 346x432]


I think this was the uncoolest and biggest asshole prez from the series....
cdn.gunaxin.com
 
2012-09-08 12:34:21 AM

SurfaceTension: Krymson Tyde: I never wanted to have a beer with W. I'd shake his hand, show him the respect the office deserves, but I can't say I'd really want to spend any time with him. The others on the list? Sure.

Lots of people wanted to have a beer with him.

The question I ask is: how many people you have beers with would you trust to run this country?


What? You wouldn't trust this guy to run the country?

static.moviefanatic.com
 
2012-09-08 12:34:23 AM
Yeah well. My proxy pick.

www.falstaffbrewing.com
 
2012-09-08 12:35:07 AM
W shouldn't be on there because getting us into a preemptive war w/ another country is basically the most uncool thing a president dude can do.
 
2012-09-08 12:35:35 AM
img.ibtimes.com

SOON
 
2012-09-08 12:36:23 AM

fusillade762: What? You wouldn't trust this guy to run the country?


A man with local concerns, simple desires, and a background in building infrastructure.

Hell, make him emperor of America tomorrow.
 
2012-09-08 12:36:41 AM
...based on lies -- guess I figured that part a given.
 
2012-09-08 12:38:30 AM
List Fails without Andrew Jackson
 
2012-09-08 12:39:08 AM
My wife hates this fictional prez the most... 
www.monologuedb.com
 
2012-09-08 12:40:07 AM
Goddamit, that was a decent article until you had to - just HAD to - trollstain it with number 7.

Personally, Jefferson goes to #1, but the remaining order stays about the same.

Except: W?

Millard F8cking Fillmore was an order of magnitude cooler the G. W. Bush.
 
2012-09-08 12:40:53 AM

AKTurkey: [img.ibtimes.com image 850x1275]

SOON


Goddamnitsomuch! I almost barfed. Whats hanging out of her nose?
 
2012-09-08 12:41:00 AM

Jairzinho: My wife hates this fictional prez the most... 
[www.monologuedb.com image 150x150]


Agreed. That scene was the pits.
 
2012-09-08 12:41:58 AM
While FDR was certainly a very important and influential president he would probably be at about the bottom of my list of POTUS's I'd want to hang out with, you could put like any of the other 37 not already on the list and it would be a better list.
 
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