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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by BostonBeaneater » 01 Oct 2018, 7:06pm

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Almost done Fletch—it's entertaining enough but more than a bit contrived, and the title character is a dink—so tomorrow I'll be embracing my inner SM by engaging with an audiobook about a lesser US president. I've had this one at the back of the queue forever but on a whim promoted it today.
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I’m gonna do some research and pick my ugliest president award. JQA is a candidate for sure. Lincoln was not an attractive man. Jimmy Carter looked like a hound dog. I thought we’d be firmly in a handsome president era with TV and all until Trump came along.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by BostonBeaneater » 01 Oct 2018, 7:11pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 9:07pm
Almost done Fletch—it's entertaining enough but more than a bit contrived, and the title character is a dink—so tomorrow I'll be embracing my inner SM by engaging with an audiobook about a lesser US president. I've had this one at the back of the queue forever but on a whim promoted it today.
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I’m gonna do some research and pick my ugliest president award. JQA is a candidate for sure. Lincoln was not an attractive man. Jimmy Carter looked like a hound dog. I thought we’d be firmly in a handsome president era with TV and all until Trump came along.
I can’t really agree with this list. Gerry Ford was a handsome man and I could stare at Reagan all day.

https://hottestheadsofstate.com/us-presidents/
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Oct 2018, 7:15pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:06pm
I’m gonna do some research and pick my ugliest president award. JQA is a candidate for sure. Lincoln was not an attractive man. Jimmy Carter looked like a hound dog. I thought we’d be firmly in a handsome president era with TV and all until Trump came along.
Lincoln seems like he should win that one hands down, yet there's something haunting about him—his eyes, I think—that turns hideousness into something mesmerizing and appealing. I don't think I'm being romantic and all about Lincoln as I don't subscribe to him being this god-on-earth kind of guy. But there's an odd mix of torture and serenity in that face.

I'll nominate Martin Van Buren—a goofy Dutch dork.

For handsomest, I go to with Harding. The guy was fucking picked by his party because he looked like a president.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by BostonBeaneater » 01 Oct 2018, 7:21pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:15pm
BostonBeaneater wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:06pm
I’m gonna do some research and pick my ugliest president award. JQA is a candidate for sure. Lincoln was not an attractive man. Jimmy Carter looked like a hound dog. I thought we’d be firmly in a handsome president era with TV and all until Trump came along.
Lincoln seems like he should win that one hands down, yet there's something haunting about him—his eyes, I think—that turns hideousness into something mesmerizing and appealing. I don't think I'm being romantic and all about Lincoln as I don't subscribe to him being this god-on-earth kind of guy. But there's an odd mix of torture and serenity in that face.

I'll nominate Martin Van Buren—a goofy Dutch dork.

For handsomest, I go to with Harding. The guy was fucking picked by his party because he looked like a president.
William Henry Harrison had that premie baby hair. You just want to wash him. This is a good discussion. Let’s keep it going. I can wait for the ugliest First Lady contest.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Oct 2018, 7:41pm

Tangent: While I don't have much use for JFK, his portrait generates the kind of gravitas and tragedy that he didn't actually merit. For framing a desired legacy, it's superb.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Oct 2018, 7:48pm

Also, this JQ Adams book is really dull. Yeah, yeah, he's the one principled figure of his age, surrounded by knaves.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Wolter » 01 Oct 2018, 8:43pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:48pm
Also, this JQ Adams book is really dull. Yeah, yeah, he's the one principled figure of his age, surrounded by knaves.
Yeah. And the knaves were interesting.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Oct 2018, 8:51pm

Wolter wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 8:43pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:48pm
Also, this JQ Adams book is really dull. Yeah, yeah, he's the one principled figure of his age, surrounded by knaves.
Yeah. And the knaves were interesting.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Wolter » 01 Oct 2018, 10:57pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 8:51pm
Wolter wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 8:43pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:48pm
Also, this JQ Adams book is really dull. Yeah, yeah, he's the one principled figure of his age, surrounded by knaves.
Yeah. And the knaves were interesting.
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I AM IN YOUR FUCKING NIGHTMARES!
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by BostonBeaneater » 02 Oct 2018, 12:02am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:41pm
Tangent: While I don't have much use for JFK, his portrait generates the kind of gravitas and tragedy that he didn't actually merit. For framing a desired legacy, it's superb.
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Did you know they just cleaned the limo and put it back into service? That’s fiscal conservatism.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Rat Patrol » 02 Oct 2018, 12:22am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:15pm
For handsomest, I go to with Harding. The guy was fucking picked by his party because he looked like a president.
You're just saying that because he wrote such prolific smut during his Preznitzee and had the most creative name for his dong: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... dal-121404. :naughty:
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Re: Whatcha reading?

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The best looking was Franklin Pierce, the least attractive was Herbert Hoover.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Oct 2018, 6:15am

Rat Patrol wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 12:22am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:15pm
For handsomest, I go to with Harding. The guy was fucking picked by his party because he looked like a president.
You're just saying that because he wrote such prolific smut during his Preznitzee and had the most creative name for his dong: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... dal-121404. :naughty:
I do like Arthur Schlesinger Jr's line that Harding would be remembered fondly as one of America's worst presidents.
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 02 Oct 2018, 6:17am

BostonBeaneater wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 12:02am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:41pm
Tangent: While I don't have much use for JFK, his portrait generates the kind of gravitas and tragedy that he didn't actually merit. For framing a desired legacy, it's superb.
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Did you know they just cleaned the limo and put it back into service? That’s fiscal conservatism.
I just noticed something about the Kennedy portrait: What the fuck is happening with his left arm/wrist? Was he secretly Plastic Man?
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Re: Whatcha reading?

Post by Silent Majority » 02 Oct 2018, 6:42am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 6:17am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 12:02am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Oct 2018, 7:41pm
Tangent: While I don't have much use for JFK, his portrait generates the kind of gravitas and tragedy that he didn't actually merit. For framing a desired legacy, it's superb.
Image
Did you know they just cleaned the limo and put it back into service? That’s fiscal conservatism.
I just noticed something about the Kennedy portrait: What the fuck is happening with his left arm/wrist? Was he secretly Plastic Man?
Hah. That's some Pre-Raphaelite perspective right there.
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