Some have read the latest issue to be a comparison between the two presidents. Many on both sides are, naturally, upset by the comparison. Me? I'm not surprised. After all, in addition to Ronald Reagan, Obama has been compared to Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Harry S Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Charles DeGaul, Otto Von Bismark, Richard the Lionheart, Charlemagne, Julius Caesar, Caesar Augustus, Caesar Romero, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Aquinas, St. Godric, St. Cuthbert, Gary Gygax, DaVince, Descartes, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Einstein, Hawking, Washington Irving, Denzel Washington, Freddy 'Boom Boom' Washington, Harrison Ford, Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Gary Grant, Cash and Carry, Carry me out to old Virginia, and any other comedy rift by Alan Alda as Hawkeye Peirce, MacArthur, Patton, Sun Tzu, the Buddha, Mohamed, Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, John, Paul, George, Ringo, George Martin, and even Pete Best for good measure, the guy who invented the sewing machine, Thomas Edison, Zeus and Odin, and God the Creator of the Universe.And yes, that's about how my ADD mind works. Which is why factory assembly line work is out.
Friday, February 1, 2013
One of my best riffs ever
And that's not saying much. Not to ring my own bells, but I was in rare form that day. The best from the post: