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2013-01-20 02:31:43 PM
1841: The tragedy of William Henry Harrison

img705.imageshack.us

"I died in thirty days!"
 
2013-01-20 02:53:50 PM
No Big Block of Cheese Barrel of Whisky Inaugural Day?
 
2013-01-20 02:55:50 PM
Mental note:

1) Make sure William Henry Harrison is on the list [ √ ]
2) Make sure thread contains the relevant Simpsons reference  [ √ ]

Well, my day is done...
 
2013-01-20 02:56:33 PM
*tips hat to Lionel Mandrake*
 
2013-01-20 03:08:47 PM
Y'know, FDR's third inauguration (not listed) was the most historic of them all, because it was his third. No president before had been elected more than twice, and a constitutional amendment passed after FDR died made sure that no president after FDR will be elected more than twice.

But, you know, St. Ronnie's speech was nice, too...
 
2013-01-20 03:55:17 PM
obama flubs oath of office, so he is not really president
 
2013-01-20 04:22:20 PM
TL;DR:

Obama 2009
Reagan 1981
Carter 1977
Kennedy 1961
Roosevelt 1945
Roosevelt 1933
Roosevelt 1905
Lincoln 1865
Harrison 1841
Washington 1789
 
2013-01-20 04:29:13 PM

Fabric_Man: TL;DR:

Obama 2009
Reagan 1981
Carter 1977
Kennedy 1961
Roosevelt 1945
Roosevelt 1933
Roosevelt 1905
Lincoln 1865
Harrison 1841
Washington 1789


I would say that William Jefferson Clinton in 1993 deserved to be on there. It sent the GOP into spastic convulsions of epic derp that has lasted for 2 decades. Of course, it wasn't til Obama was inaugurated that they went hard core, full retard
 
2013-01-20 05:20:18 PM
How about Jefferson Davis?
 
2013-01-20 06:09:02 PM
The (one) thing I didn't understand (about the article) was why it felt the need to put half of itself within parenthesis.
 
2013-01-20 06:13:02 PM

manwithplanx: The (one) thing I didn't understand (about the article) was why it felt the need to put half of itself within parenthesis.


It's Sunday (and most of the staff are interns) so the editors (who are normally there) are all watching the NFC playoffs.
 
2013-01-20 06:18:39 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Y'know, FDR's third inauguration (not listed) was the most historic of them all, because it was his third. No president before had been elected more than twice, and a constitutional amendment passed after FDR died made sure that no president after FDR will be elected more than twice.

But, you know, St. Ronnie's speech was nice, too...



They have to put that in there. 'Fair and Balanced' and all that shiat.
 
2013-01-20 06:24:37 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Fabric_Man: TL;DR:

I would say that William Jefferson Clinton in 1993 deserved to be on there. It sent the GOP into spastic convulsions of epic derp that has lasted for 2 decades. Of course, it wasn't til Obama was inaugurated that they went hard core, full retard


Just goes to show you. never. go. FULL RETARD
 
2013-01-20 06:24:55 PM
This thread is sort of stupid, so I'll leave this here in it's place...

l2.yimg.com

/lick lick lick
 
2013-01-20 06:28:15 PM
Notice that big O was sworn in indoors? What's he sacred of?
 
2013-01-20 06:34:09 PM

Wittenberg Dropout: Notice that big O was sworn in indoors? What's he sacred of?


Responsible gun owners.
 
2013-01-20 06:43:12 PM
1977: Carter's long walk

Jimmy Carter made the decision evidently just three weeks before the inauguration that he would walk after his inauguration back to the White House. And it really was an extraordinary moment


Yeah... that was some walk.
 
2013-01-20 06:53:47 PM
"What is so memorable about John F. Kennedy saying that the torch is being passed to a new generation is that he himself represented a new generation."

"He himself was suffering from heart failure at that time, so it was a five-minute speech and he needed to fortify himself with whiskey in order to get through the pain that he was feeling."


"He himself"? You mean, "He"?

I guess the author had to make it clear that John F. Kennedy was not at that precise moment being someone else.
 
2013-01-20 07:37:30 PM

Xcott: "He himself"? You mean, "He"?

I guess the author had to make it clear that John F. Kennedy was not at that precise moment being someone else.


In fairness, JFK was often in other people.

Wittenberg Dropout: Notice that big O was sworn in indoors? What's he sacred of?


He's sacred of the Left. Everyone knows that. He is the Chosen One, like if Eddie Murphy and the Golden Child got gay married and adopted a kid, that kid would be fartbongo.
 
2013-01-20 08:19:00 PM
William Henry Harrison and everybody who supported his candidacy was a tool. Henry Clay should have been president.
 
2013-01-20 09:45:59 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Y'know, FDR's third inauguration (not listed) was the most historic of them all, because it was his third. No president before had been elected more than twice, and a constitutional amendment passed after FDR died made sure that no president after FDR will be elected more than twice.

But, you know, St. Ronnie's speech was nice, too...


His third one (1945) was mentioned in the article.

It's sad the inauguration went from a ceremony to swear in the president with a parade to a several day federalized kegger where celebrities fight to get their time with the president.
 
2013-01-20 09:58:07 PM

RabidJade: It's sad the inauguration went from a ceremony to swear in the president with a parade to a several day federalized kegger where celebrities fight to get their time with the president.


Yes, the first six presidencies were much more civilized. After 1829, everything just went to Hell.
 
2013-01-20 10:34:11 PM

Cuchulane: How about Jefferson Davis?


Having lived in Alabama, they've marked the exact spot where he stood on the State Capitol steps when he took the oath of office. Every time I went up there to stand where he stood, a tear would roll down from my eye.
 
2013-01-20 10:59:36 PM

tarkus1980: William Henry Harrison and everybody who supported his candidacy was a tool. Henry Clay should have been president.


Dude, let it go. It's over.
 
2013-01-20 11:58:50 PM

Granny_Panties: This thread is sort of stupid, so I'll leave this here in it's place...

[l2.yimg.com image 300x500]

/lick lick lick


That picture even made me, a Brit say "Fark ya, USA!!!"
 
2013-01-21 12:17:50 AM
My best inaugural moment so far is my table tipping me $60 on $150 tab today and then buying me a shot and a beer (which I get for free anyway)

Oh, tis glorious to work in DC when Inauguration is in town!
 
2013-01-21 12:20:04 AM

Cuchulane: How about Jefferson Davis?


Real presidents, not that make believe shiat the South pulled for a few years.
 
2013-01-21 12:20:50 AM
Meanwhile, Freepers make up ten memorable things about Reagan's inaugurations to fawn over.
 
2013-01-21 12:27:34 AM
Have to add, at some point, it might to nice to go to some of these events, what with living a mile or two from the White House and all. But it's our chance to show off our city, so ya'll have fun!
 
2013-01-21 12:48:47 AM
There have been 56 inaugurations to date, subby, so 46 of them sucked.
 
2013-01-21 01:37:32 AM

SharkInfested: My best inaugural moment so far is my table tipping me $60 on $150 tab today and then buying me a shot and a beer (which I get for free anyway)

Oh, tis glorious to work in DC when Inauguration is in town!


I'm envious. Let us know if you run into someone who's out-of-town famous.
 
2013-01-21 02:48:22 AM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: "I died in thirty days!"


He died in 30 days because he caught pneumonia from having such a long inauguration speech. Dude talked non-stop for 2 hours in the cold.

He brought it upon himself.
 
2013-01-21 03:15:57 AM
Here's William Henry Harrison's record-length speech, if you've got a couple hours.

Link
 
2013-01-21 06:45:07 AM
10 inaugural moments that mattered. The other 33 presidents didn't do crap, apparently

Heh.
 
2013-01-21 09:15:32 AM

Peter von Nostrand: Fabric_Man: TL;DR:

Obama 2009
Reagan 1981
Carter 1977
Kennedy 1961
Roosevelt 1945
Roosevelt 1933
Roosevelt 1905
Lincoln 1865
Harrison 1841
Washington 1789

I would say that William Jefferson Clinton in 1993 deserved to be on there. It sent the GOP into spastic convulsions of epic derp that has lasted for 2 decades. Of course, it wasn't til Obama was inaugurated that they went hard core, full retard


We already have Lincoln covering the "Sent social conservatives into spastic convulsions" angle.
 
2013-01-21 11:23:12 AM

cbathrob: tarkus1980: William Henry Harrison and everybody who supported his candidacy was a tool. Henry Clay should have been president.

Dude, let it go. It's over.


It's still real to me!!!
 
2013-01-21 12:16:59 PM

crab66: 10 inaugural moments that mattered. The other 33 presidents didn't do crap, apparently

Heh.


Farking Grover Cleveland, ruins everything.
 
2013-01-22 12:37:10 AM
David Rice Atchison conspicuously absent. He must be sound asleep.
 
2013-01-23 10:22:34 AM

NobleHam: There have been 56 inaugurations to date, subby, so 46 of them sucked.


and yet I didn't say diddly squat about other inaugerations, just other presidents.

context, motherfarker, do you read it?

/Sam Jackson impersonations never go over well on the internet
 
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