3 02, 2020

When Abe Lincoln Said Thanks But No Thanks To A Herd Of Elephants (Cool Weird Awesome 229)

By |2020-02-03T08:54:10-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln wrote to the king of Siam, now Thailand, to say thanks, but no thanks, to the king's offer of a herd of elephants. It was a gracious letter, which was appropriate because elephants themselves have lovely manners.

19 11, 2012

This is what the “Lincoln” movie should’ve been about

By |2020-02-03T08:55:54-05:00November 19th, 2012|Categories: Dead Presidents|Tags: , , |

I appreciate the great struggle to rid the country of slavery as much as anyone, but that story is somewhat well-worn ground. Wouldn't it have been even more interesting to see Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis take on the tale of Lincoln and the elephants?