If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Slate)   Wait? did Abraham Lincoln just break up with me?   (slate.com) divider line 5
    More: Amusing, Abraham Lincoln, Kentuckians  
•       •       •

12514 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Nov 2012 at 11:53 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-11-12 01:02:59 PM  
2 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: +1 for being forced to learn cursive in school.


Indeed. We may be among the last generation who can actually read the words written by historical greats in their own personal expressive handwriting. What's the Tea Party going to do if its own people can't actually read the original US Constitution, written in the genuine hand of our Founding Fathers?

/JK.We all know they don't read it anyway.
2012-11-12 12:58:15 PM  
2 votes:
Spew venom not at the particpant, instead focus your vitriol at the contest
2012-11-12 01:14:52 PM  
1 votes:

hdhale: oldfarthenry: hdhale: He didn't exactly go for hot chicks, did he?

Men chose chicks for their "sturdiness" (not beauty) back then. Remember, ladies had to fart-out around ten kids in hopes that two or three of them made it to adulthood.
Twas a cruel existence.

Wide birthing hips were indeed a requirement. One also wanted a woman that could maintain a home, could cook reasonably, and if she didn't henpeck you it was a bonus. Still, I sense it was more a case of Lincoln not being able to close the deal with someone of more natural beauty than such women not being available. Put another way, he could sum up what an entire nation was feeling about a massive civil war in about 2 minutes, but around a beautiful woman he came across as an idiot.

I know the feeling... *sigh*


They married them for money if they could get away with it. George Washington didn't marry Martha for her birthin' hips; he married her because she was the richest widow in Virginia. Fortunately, they hit it off.

This Mary Owens chick apparently was rolling in it, which would have been a major attraction for a guy who'd been as poor as Lincoln was as a young man. Not to mention, he was enormously ambitious, and money was as useful to climbing the social and political ladder back then as it is now.
2012-11-12 01:04:27 PM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: hdhale: He didn't exactly go for hot chicks, did he?

Men chose chicks for their "sturdiness" (not beauty) back then. Remember, ladies had to fart-out around ten kids in hopes that two or three of them made it to adulthood.
Twas a cruel existence.


Wide birthing hips were indeed a requirement. One also wanted a woman that could maintain a home, could cook reasonably, and if she didn't henpeck you it was a bonus. Still, I sense it was more a case of Lincoln not being able to close the deal with someone of more natural beauty than such women not being available. Put another way, he could sum up what an entire nation was feeling about a massive civil war in about 2 minutes, but around a beautiful woman he came across as an idiot.

I know the feeling... *sigh*
2012-11-12 12:11:52 PM  
1 votes:
So glad there's a transcript, I'm not an Egyptologist.
 
Displayed 5 of 5 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report