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presidential trivia motivation

Here are some inspirational facts about US Presidents!

Draw your workout inspiration from sixth President John Quincy Adams, who was known for taking nude early morning swims in the Potomac River. #presidentialtriviamotivation

Don’t be President Taft, the fattest president who topped out over 300 pounds. He had the White House bath tub replaced after he got stuck in it. However, he is also the only president who also served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, so it never seemed to hold him back! #presidentialtriviamotivation

Be more committed than James K Polk (#11). He ran for president on a promise not to run for a second term, a pledge he kept.

You know who else was bad ass? Millard Fillmore (#13). He was once captured by pirates, lived among them for months, and then over threw the ship and commandeered that shit back to Boston harbor. The pirates were hanged. And Millard became president.

Get sexy to snag a hunky bachelor, like fifteenth president James Buchanan, the only president to remain single his entire life. Oh, yeah…(Grover Cleveland was initially single but got married in June after taking office.) Of course there are rumors Buchanan was gay. There is actually a case to be made that he had a love affair with William Rufus King, the only unmarried Vice President. #presidentialtriviamotivation

The harder you work out, the harder you can live it up. Like 17th president Andrew Jackson. He was noticeably drunk during his inauguration speech. No wonder he is only one of two presidents to be successfully impeached. He is also arguably the worst president in history and a racist douchbag. Pretty much.

If you, on the other hand, are more like Rutherford B. Hayes, however, you may need to loosen up. He banned alcohol from the White House to get support of the Prohibitionists (though history of course blames the woman. his wife is known as Lemonade Lucy and though she did frown upon alcohol, but it was really the dude making political moves that made the decision. or so i hear). So, that’s not the weirdest thing about Rutherford B. Hayes, though. He is a hero is Paraguay. A real hero. He signed some treaty that granted them most of their land, and they celebrate him like he is Abraham Lincoln. The have towns named for him, a museum, a freaking holiday. Asuncion, the capital city, named its soccer team “Presidente Hayes Soccer Club.” Crazy, right?

Working it too hard? Slow down, fella, or you’ll end up like US Grant (#18) who once got a speeding ticket. On his horse.

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list of US metropolitan areas

This is a list of US cities with population over ~15k

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concept artists

I’ve recently noticed that I have an affinity for what I’d propose calling “concept artists.” This is an extension of “concept albums:” when every song on an album follows and relates to a central theme. So, a concept artist would be a musician or music project that has (or even relies on) an ongoing theme. Every artist has a “style” or persona that is not quite their private-lives selves, but a concept artist plays a single, consistent character for the entire project. They are often goofy or absurd. Here I will explain what I mean by way of some examples.

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teen birthrate vs. abstinence-only education and income



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broadcast television advertisements

I like to watch a digital sub-channel of my local ABC station which perpetually runs films from the 70s and 80s, presumably because they are cheap to license or copyrights have run out.

The films are fine, more tolerable than modern programs, but the advertising is awful. I decided to catalog all of the advertisements I see while I watch a movie this afternoon:

  1. Death of Osama bin Laden commemorative coin
  2. Alex Trebek’s guaranteed-acceptance life insurance for sick people 50-85 with no physical exam
  3. Incontinence supplies billed to Medicaid and delivered discreetly
  4. An $80 girdle that reduces something called “muffin top”
  5. Cash settlements for asbestos exposure
  6. Cash settlements for men who grew breasts from Risperdal
  7. Cash settlements for those who experienced complications from robotic surgery
  8. Foreclosure protection service
  9. Pay-as-you-go cell phone plans for seniors
  10. Late-stage cancer treatment
  11. A book about preventing insect and rodent infestation in your house using products you already have
  12. Home-loan refinancing

If this is indicative of what most people need, I am disappoint.

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