IT’S COMING. (And WOW, DDL is WORKING IT!)
Last week I went to my first baseball game of the season - Nationals v. Marlins. Had some great seats in the lower section behind first plate -which meant that I had a decent view of “the main event” — the Presidents Race.
If you are unfamiliar with the Presidents Race (and the plight of our 26th President) I recommend checking this site out: http://blog.letteddywin.com/
I caught that pic of a man wearing that awesome “Winning races since 1860” shirt and thought it was worth a share. Lincoln & Washington are tied with 3 wins each this season with Jefferson coming out strong with 5. And while I still hold Abe dear to my heart, I cannot help but echo the calls to let Teddy win.
Found this thought provoking irony via @LincolnsCottage
It’s Emancipation Day here in D.C. - where we celebrate the fact that 150 years ago today the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 went into effect and ended slavery in the District.
Being a resident of Capitol Hill, I visit Lincoln Park - or as it has also been known as “Racist Statue Park” - with some regularity. The picture above shows the Thomas Ball statue which resides on the western side of the park. I was really pleased to see a nice write up in the Post examining the complexities of this statue - which also addresses the important issue of how we view history today, and how different images and figures mean different things to different eras.
Mary Todd was once asked if Abe had any hobbies and her reply was: cats.
Lest you doubt Lincoln’s love of cats:
Mr. Lincoln had a particular weakness for kittens. One friend from his New Salem days recalled that he “ would take one & turn it on its back & talk to it for half an hour at a time.”10 Another New Salem resident recalled young Lincoln playing with the Carman family kittens, Jane and Susan: “he would Take them up in his lap & play with them and Hold their heads together & say Jane had a better countenance [sic] than Susan Had.”11
So there you have it… Lincoln & Lee’s kitty ranch could have been a reality.
“President Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”
“Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”
“The Legend of the Vampire Hunter”
“Secret Diary of the Vampire Hunter”
Loved this article detailing all titles that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be released under.
What if I just want to see Secret Diary of the Vampire Hunter?
As my stomach is starting to grumble in anticipation of my soon-to-be-eaten dinner, I figured it wouldn’t be a bad time to talk about one of my favorite spots in D.C. - Wok N’ Roll Restaurant.
Yes, ladies and gents, it’s true, it is possible to combine my love of Abraham Lincoln, puns and pan-asian cuisine into one brilliant location.
Granted - the Lincoln connection is a grim one - and any mention of Mary Surratt & Lincoln is sure to bring one thick into the weeds of some of the more difficult elements of Lincoln’s legacy (assassination and suspension of habeas corpus to name a few) - but still a fascinating piece of Lincoln and D.C. history.
Heather Havrilesky over at Vulture/New York Magazine has a new post up looking at the “age-old” question of:
The post uses Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as a mini-case study for how audiences approach and engage fiction and reality in media today - definitely worth a read; and something more to consider as coverage & AL:VH fanaticism heats up.