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(New York Daily News)   Identification of 1846 Abraham Lincoln mystery letter finally solved after researchers give it their best shot   (nydailynews.com) divider line 35
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2014-01-04 08:11:00 PM
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2014-01-04 10:19:23 PM
Did the letter confirm Honest Abe's bisexuality?
 
2014-01-04 10:27:58 PM

Prey4reign: Did the letter confirm Honest Abe's bisexuality?



Well, he was in regular correspondence with other men exchanging views on poetry, etc.  NTTAWWT


Im not convinced by the idea that "kids stuck the letter in the wall for no apparent reason".  It'd be interesting to know what else they found in there (if anything).  If it were other bits of paper that were no longer needed, maybe it was just scrap for insulation.

TFA says he destroyed all his other old letters, so he clearly wasn't hanging on to them out of sentimentality.

*shrug*
 
2014-01-04 10:28:05 PM

Prey4reign: Did the letter confirm Honest Abe's bisexuality?


Uh.....what?
 
2014-01-04 10:30:09 PM
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Too soon for Lincoln...can't do Lincoln.
 
2014-01-04 10:36:28 PM
letter that had went gone unidentified for 25 years.

FTFY, copyeditard.
 
2014-01-04 10:37:23 PM

TomD9938: Prey4reign: Did the letter confirm Honest Abe's bisexuality?


Well, he was in regular correspondence with other men exchanging views on poetry, etc.  NTTAWWT


Im not convinced by the idea that "kids stuck the letter in the wall for no apparent reason".  It'd be interesting to know what else they found in there (if anything).  If it were other bits of paper that were no longer needed, maybe it was just scrap for insulation.

TFA says he destroyed all his other old letters, so he clearly wasn't hanging on to them out of sentimentality.

*shrug*


According to TFA, it was in a mouse nest. Mouses use all kinds of scraps in their nests.
 
2014-01-04 10:41:31 PM
All the researcher had to do was read the salutation.

"Dear Penthouse,

I never thought I would be writing you, let alone penning this letter using my friend Lemuel's bare ass as a lap desk..."
 
2014-01-04 10:45:36 PM
Too soon
 
2014-01-04 10:51:28 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: All the researcher had to do was read the salutation.

"Dear Penthouse,

I never thought I would be writing you, let alone penning this letter using my friend Lemuel's bare ass as a lap desk..."


Go on...
 
2014-01-04 10:51:56 PM
A chunk of a mouse eaten letter...  no one gives a flying fark who it is from.
 
2014-01-04 11:07:35 PM
Mister Lincoln.
I regret that we cannot publish your poem about a future president of color.
My newspaper is not in the business of publishing fantasy.
The only way such a thing could happen is if women were given the vote.
 
2014-01-04 11:09:58 PM
They gave it their what?
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2014-01-04 11:12:50 PM
"Dear Henry, last night with you was bliss. I fear my.. orgasm has left me a cripple. I don't how how I shall get over it. I love
you madly."
 
2014-01-04 11:13:15 PM

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 400x264]
Too soon for Lincoln...can't do Lincoln.


You posted so I didn't have to!
 
2014-01-04 11:15:53 PM
"...and speak not to me again of John Wilkes Booth and his firearm.  The man couldn't hit the broad side of a sow even if he was mounting it."
 
2014-01-04 11:18:40 PM
Missing the part " I freed who?"
 
2014-01-04 11:19:11 PM
" Dearest Henry, remember fondly one time at rail splitting camp when we enjoyed much sport at gander pulling."
 
2014-01-04 11:24:42 PM

Prey4reign: Did the letter confirm Honest Abe's bisexuality?


Also missing was excerpts about his kinkiness.

The house slave was freed about a dozen times.
 
2014-01-04 11:34:14 PM

TomD9938: Well, he was in regular correspondence with other men exchanging views on poetry, etc.  NTTAWWT


Strangely enough, there was a time when an interest in poetry was an indication of an erudite and literate person rather than homosexuality, NTTAWWT

One could also say that striving to be erudite and literate was not always an indication of homosexuality, communism, et cetera.
 
2014-01-04 11:39:25 PM

Random Internet Persona: TheShavingofOccam123: All the researcher had to do was read the salutation.

"Dear Penthouse,

I never thought I would be writing you, let alone penning this letter using my friend Lemuel's bare ass as a lap desk..."

Go on...


There's some stuff in the middle then it ends with something like "of the pee hole, by the pee hole, and for the pee hole..."
 
2014-01-04 11:41:14 PM

ko_kyi: TomD9938: Well, he was in regular correspondence with other men exchanging views on poetry, etc.  NTTAWWT

Strangely enough, there was a time when an interest in poetry was an indication of an erudite and literate person rather than homosexuality, NTTAWWT

One could also say that striving to be erudite and literate was not always an indication of homosexuality, communism, et cetera.



We've climbed technically, certainly.  Culturally though, it's been a bit of a slide.
 
2014-01-04 11:49:34 PM

dark side of the moon: Prey4reign: Did the letter confirm Honest Abe's bisexuality?

Uh.....what?


There is a certain segment of gay men who obsess over making every historical figure gay as christmas at Bloomingdales with complete disregard over historical context.

/gay
//the whole lincoln is gay story annoyed me more than most
 
2014-01-04 11:52:13 PM

gingerjet: dark side of the moon: Prey4reign: Did the letter confirm Honest Abe's bisexuality?

Uh.....what?

There is a certain segment of gay men who obsess over making every historical figure gay as christmas at Bloomingdales with complete disregard over historical context.

/gay
//the whole lincoln is gay story annoyed me more than most


Huh. Learned something new. Thanks.
 
2014-01-04 11:57:53 PM
Dear Mother,

I arrived in the Big City and everything is fine. My time machine is working well, in fact, so well that President Obama of the 21st Century wishes to borrow it to destroy America. He has promised me the N****** vote for the next 200 years if I free the slaves to make this country a place that no white man today living would recognize. Mr. Obama is, himself, if you will credit it, a gentleman of the ebony persuasion himself, although he looks rather mulatto to me. Nonetheless American citizens have twice elected him their President and we must humbly abide by their wisdom and druthers, for the vice of the people is the voice of God (and the American electorate are a vicious lot if I know anything about the bastards).

Mr. Biden, who is Barrack's Vice-President, tells me that he is cleanly and well-spoken Black Gentleman and that this is a Big Farking Deal. Big Farking Deal! I replied. Many of the house N******s in our Southern States dress and speak like gentlemen but they are liable to have the fundaments whipped if they do not mind their masters and mistresses.

I am very tempted to take Barrack's offer. Two hundred years of N****** votes for the Republicans would make this a great country if I don't get killed by those rascally Southern Democrats for depriving them of $4,500,000,000 of two-legged mahagony. That is some mighty tetchy politics right their. The American people, even in the South, would sell their grandmothers into whoredom for a wheat penny (that's a penny with my picture on it!) Imagine that. Tom Jefferson gets a nickel and I get only a red cent without so much as a buffalo or an Injun on the other side.

Oh, well, sic semper me.
 
2014-01-05 12:02:05 AM

fat boy: Missing the part " I freed who?"


It's true. He was as surprised as anybody.

But as the French say, à la guerre, comme à la guerre. Handsome is as handsome does. You have to crack a few eggs if you wish an omelette.
 
2014-01-05 12:02:07 AM

TomD9938: We've climbed technically, certainly.  Culturally though, it's been a bit of a slide.


I've had gay friends who couldn't match a suit and tie, and straight friends that couldn't replace a toilet.  I changed a blowout tire for a gay friend and his gay friends gave him grief that a straight man had to come to his rescue.
 
2014-01-05 12:03:31 AM

Cpl.D: "...and speak not to me again of John Wilkes Booth and his firearm.  The man couldn't hit the broad side of a sow even if he was mounting it."


There was an actual quote not too disimilar to that by a Union General John Sedgewick. When rallying his troops pinned down by Confederate fire he made a famous quote "they couldn't hit an elephant from this dis-" his last words before being shot in the head.
 
2014-01-05 12:04:19 AM

Prey4reign: Did the letter confirm Honest Abe's bisexuality?


No, but he wrote some great jokes about John Buchanan which he very much regretted he could not use in his stand-up act South of Philadelphia.
 
2014-01-05 12:04:34 AM
(spoilers)...... and... the mystery letter was.....   K !
 
2014-01-05 12:07:19 AM

brantgoose: Two hundred years of N****** votes for the Republicans would make this a great country if I don't get killed by those rascally Southern Democrats for depriving them of $4,500,000,000 of two-legged mahagony.


Talk about poetry.
 
2014-01-05 12:10:00 AM

ko_kyi: TomD9938: We've climbed technically, certainly.  Culturally though, it's been a bit of a slide.

I've had gay friends who couldn't match a suit and tie, and straight friends that couldn't replace a toilet.  I changed a blowout tire for a gay friend and his gay friends gave him grief that a straight man had to come to his rescue.


Bastard!

He should have waited for a friendly lesbian.

Just kidding! You can change all the tires you like. You can even rotate them if you like. Feminists seldom complain about men who hold their coats, clutch purses, furs, etc., while they dance with a smarter man.

Besides, some gays would be left waiting for a long time if they waited for a friendly lesbian to change their tires. That's because some gays are gynophobic jerks and the lesbians know it.
 
2014-01-05 12:21:58 AM
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2014-01-05 01:50:56 AM
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Did you know Abe Lincoln was Jewish? He was shot in the temple.
 
2014-01-05 04:25:03 PM

Prey4reign: Did the letter confirm Honest Abe's bisexuality?


"...mischievous boys who liked to stuff things in cracks..."

I'd say yes.
 
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