|"Well, sure, but the batsuit has nipples. |
That's gotta count for something."
NOTE: If you haven't done so, please visit Gorilla. His blog is pretty funny and is a wry take on the human condition. Plus, he sometimes posts topless pictures. Of ladies. Except this week. He has a picture of George Clooney. NOT topless. Thank goodness.
Gorilla is a British gorilla so I'm extremely impressed that he knew even that much. In fact, most non-Americans know more about American history than Americans do. Like Grant is buried in Grant's tomb, buffalos don't actually have wings, soccer is football, and shag isn't a floor covering.
So, how'd that all turn out, anyway?
|I don't know, Al. |
You tell me.
NOTE: I've included the link twice. So, you damn well better visit.
13th President of the United States
July 9, 1850-March 4, 1850
While the number '13' is considered unlucky, Millard was Zachary Taylor's vice-president. Taylor died of a stomach-ache in 1850, thus propelling Fillmore into the presidency.
So, I maintain that '12' is actually unlucky.
Political Party: Millard Fillmore was the last Whig president. Like George W. Bush will be the last Republican president.
Birthplace (February 7, 1800): Cayuga County, New York, in the Finger Lakes region. This sounds dirty.
Notable Accomplishment: Punchline for countless jokes. Until Jimmy Carter came along.
Other accomplishments: Supported the Compromise of 1850 which, among other things, granted statehood to California, told Texas to take their mitts off the New Mexico Territory, ordered the US Navy to make Japan more receptive to Western trade (which had to have hacked the Japanese off), approved the Fugitive Slave Act, and basically pissed everyone off (see Civil War). Because of this, the Whigs booted him from their party, intent on remaining relevant in the mid-19th Century (Abraham Lincoln: "Psyche.").
|"Knuckles, Mr. Fillmore. |
"Okay, so I sucked.
But, I'm no James Buchanan.
Or Jimmy Carter."
Millard Fillmore: 13th President of the United States, Proponent of the Compromise of 1850, namesake for a duck.
|"That's mallard, dumbass!"|
Tell Gorilla I said hi.