Did I mention my "BS" degree in American History?

01 Aug 2008


Though my sister-in-law seriously doubts the truth behind my wee-hours trip to the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, a while back, I wanted to reveal yet another surprising artifact of Americana secretly gleaned during that adventure.

I'll warn you: It's somewhat heady, esoteric, silly, and brief. But, here it is, in the form of an excerpt from my yet-to-be-penned biography (because, let's face it, Lincoln's life is completely shrouded in mystery and almost nothing substantive has been written about him):

"Though little is known about Lincoln's rumored Italian (!) ancestry (maternal lineage), fringe genealogists claim to have traced the Anana clan clear back to Palermo. True or not, it is said that the mere thought of what could have been haunted our 16th president throughout his adulthood."

Hey, what do you want from me? It's Friday, after all. (And YOU!, yes YOU -- you know who you are. Please don't make me explain it. It's far too lame.)

Original Comments

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On August 1, 2008, Anonymous wrote:

Clever, handsome, and now mysterious.


On August 1, 2008, Doc wrote:

I checked wikipedia and all I got was pineapple. WTF?


On August 1, 2008, Doc wrote:

Okay. I give up.


On August 1, 2008, Flannery Alden wrote:

After reading this for the fourth time the line about "And YOU!, yes YOU -- you know who you are" sank in and I realized that was me.


On August 3, 2008, Evil Genius wrote:

The gold snaggletooth is a brilliant touch.

On August 3, 2008, BeckEye wrote:

Italian, eh? I always suspected that John Wilkes Boothe was paid to "whack" old Abe.

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