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Cobra Commander Finally Recognized for All His Achievements in Villainy

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Springfield, the capital of the great State of Illinois. It was the place Abraham Lincoln came to in 1831 to being his law practice and later his political career, sitting in the legislature there as part of the General Assembly. Of course, Lincoln is not the only great Springfieldianite to contribute positively to the fabric […]

This week's North American downloads - March 12 (Trine, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and more)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. - Command a strike team of unexpected heroes - assembled by Abraham Lincoln himself - to defend Earth against an alien invasion. Show More Summary

An Amish Surprise: Solving the Bipolar Puzzle

Do you know what Abraham Lincoln, Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe have in common? If you guessed they all had bipolar disorder, you’re right.

Wheaton To Voice Former President

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Wil Wheaton will be voicing the role of one of history’s most famous U.S. presidents in a game. The game is Nintendo‘s Code Name STEAM. In Code Name STEAM, Wheaton will voice Abraham Lincoln. “And after waiting almost a year to be able to talk about it, Nintendo of America has announced that I play […]

Cobra Commander Receives The Key To The City In Springfield, Illinois; WHERE IS GI JOE?!

Okay everybody, time to panic: According to, the Mayor of Springfield, Illinois has given Cobra Commander the Key to the City, effectively handing over control of Abraham Lincoln's hometown to the same organization responsible...Show More Summary

Code Name: STEAM Review: Full Steam Ahead

Back in the 1860s, President Abraham Lincoln put together an elite fighting force known as “Unit S.T.E.A.M.”, which is short for Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace, in order to help protect the Earth from an alien invasion. The ragtag team that makes up Unit S.T.E.A.M. Show More Summary

First Look: McConaughey Fights for Lincoln in 'Free State of Jones'

While Matthew McConaughey has been schilling for Lincoln automobiles lately, we'll now get to see him on the big screen fighting for Abraham Lincoln in The Free State of Jones, a new Civil War drama from Pleasantville and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross. Show More Summary

More history for Obama, daughters at Library of Congress

President Obama and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, visited the Library of Congress on Sunday to view the original manuscript of President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address. The visit continued a history-themed weekend for the Obamas after the family took part in events Saturday in Selma, Ala., commemorating the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" […]

Curator examines matters of life and death in new exhibition about Lincoln and the Civil War

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A new exhibition that looks at the end of the Civil War and the death of Abraham Lincoln within the context of Victorian America?s approach to human mortality opened at the Indiana State Museum. More than 100 rarely seen artifacts and documents are being displayed through July 5, 2015, in So Costly a Sacrifice: Lincoln and Loss. Show More Summary

Star Trek's Wil Wheaton joins 3DS exclusive Code Name: STEAM

Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton will lend his vocal talents to 3DS-exclusive strategy title Code Name: STEAM. Wheaton plays the role of US president Abraham Lincoln, the founder of Unit STEAM (short for Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace). Show More Summary

How To Become An Honorary Naval Aviator In 24 Hours

Follow Andrew onboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN as he gets up close and personal with sea life and jet fuel!

Wil Wheaton To Play President Abraham Lincoln In A Video Game Because Life Is Grand - OMG.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Four score and seven years ago, Wil Wheaton recorded a bunch of lines for Codename S.T.E.A.M., and now you will be able to hear him in the game when it comes out next week—as ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Wait, this makes total sense. Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln invented the emoticon, and Wil Wheaton is the current president of the Internet! It fits, I tells ya! It aaaaaall fits!

Wil Wheaton Voicing Abraham Lincoln in Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

The turn-based strategy game from Intelligent Systems is due out next week on Nintendo 3DS.

Abraham Lincoln: 'The Judgments of the Lord'

Most inaugural addresses are mere boilerplate, words for the moment and no more. Not Lincoln's Second Inaugural address, whcih resopunds down the ages as a pure expression of the American purpose.

In Lincoln Exhibit, Witnesses to History

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : In Transit

An exhibit at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., will include notes written at the autopsy of Abraham Lincoln.

Political auction doubles pre-sale estimate at Heritage Auctions

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Merrill C. Berman Collection of Political Memorabilia, Part I, exceeded all expectations Feb. 28 at Heritage Auction as bidders pushed rare pinbacks, ferros and ribbons to $791,054. As in 1860, Abraham Lincoln once again beat the...Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, a musical trip down the Nile, plus a tasty menu á la TED

4 weeks agoNews : TED Blog: News

As usual, the TED community has been very busy over the past week. Below, a few newsy highlights. Overlooked treasures. A bed, a watch, a shoe: all mundane items unappreciated in the moment. But through history’s eyes, they gain new meaning. In this beautiful “Portraits in Creativity” documentary, Maira Kalman talks about curating the exhibit [ … ]

‘Spocking’ Canadian currency is not illegal, authorities say. But turning Abraham Lincoln into Bill Murray probably is.

There’s nothing particularly logical about altering Wilfrid Laurier’s likeness on a Canadian $5 bill so that country’s 7th Prime Minister resembles the famous Star Trek character, Mr. Spock.    But that doesn’t mean “Spocking,” — for years a renowned Canadian art form of the highest order — violates the nation’s laws, the Bank of Canada announced […]

Dick Does it Again

What an asshole : During remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) compared President Obama’s executive orders on immigration to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and said that the president’s “courage”Show More Summary

Don't Know Much About History, Rick Perry edition

The former Texas governor believes he and Abraham Lincoln share an ideological bond. That's not even close to being true.

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