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2014 Stranger Film Genius Drew Christie

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Creates: Animated nonfiction films that leave your head buzzing. Has made work about: Whales, swingers, originality, Thanksgiving, and the man who killed John Wilkes Booth. Got a call: Right before the Genius Awards from his dad, saying,...Show More Summary

Incredible Historical Coincidences

3 months agoOdd : Neatorama

Robert LincolnRobert Lincoln was the oldest of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's four sons. Edwin Booth was the brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. The Booths were a family of actors; father Junius was considered to be one of the top Shakespearean actors of the day. Show More Summary

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Naked Mole Rat Could One Day Save Your Life

“Sic semper tyrannis,” Brutus supposedly yelled as he helped assassinate Julius Caesar: Thus always to tyrants. John Wilkes Booth exclaimed the same to the panicked crowd in Ford’s Theater after he shot Lincoln. And in dark underground...Show More Summary

Magnificent pair of Kell engraved guns by John Wilkes sells for over £50,000

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

A magnificent pair of Kell engraved 12-bore sidelock ejector guns by London maker John Wilkes for the renowned collector and shot, W.W. Dowding ? which were completed exactly 79 years and 1 day ago were sold for £53,900 ? double theShow More Summary

15 WiFi Accounts With Serious Name Game

I hope you didn't just go with linksysGuy89 for your wifi account, because John Wilkes Bluetooth is making you look like a chump. Picking the right name for your wireless account is essential to letting your mooching neighbors know that they'll have to find another sucker to leech wifi from. When it comes to wifi names, Turd Burglar and Pong Lenis don't mess around. 

Extra, Extra: Lena Dunham Confuses Everyone With Televised Performance Art Piece

Because Lena Dunham wants to dance for you, check out today's end-of-day links: green puppies, Harrison Ford injured, the end of roadies, John Wilkes Booth's diary, Mila Kunis' 'shredded' organ, baby moose, and a cat who loves his water bottle. Show More Summary

Today in history: The assassination of Lincoln

April 14, 1865: President Abraham Lincoln was shot as he attended a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington. He died the next morning without regaining consciousness. His assassin, John Wilkes Booth, murdered the president to avenge the South's defeat in the Civil War. Show More Summary

FBI Investigated Lincoln's Killer for Over 100 Years

The FBI was created 43 years after Abraham Lincoln's death, and yet his assassin has... an FBI file? Yep, a file was opened into John Wilkes Booth in 1922 and was still active as late as 1977, Smithsonian reports. The blog Wonders & Marvels got hold of the bulky file,...

The FBI investigated John Wilkes Booth — in the twentieth century?

by Jack El-Hai, Wonders & Marvels contributor Admit it — if you’re following this blog, you believe that reading something especially intriguing can transport you through an unexpected window of history. I have that experience almost every time I browse FBI files on notable people and events. Over the years, in response to Freedom of […]

From Romeo to JFK -- in Legos

last yearTechnology / Gadgets : Crave

John Wilkes Booth readies the killing shot on President Abraham Lincoln in the new book "Assassinated!" The book showcases the attempts on the lives of 12 US presidents. (Credit: Brendan Powell Smith/Assassinated!) You've seen the picture a thousand times. Show More Summary

Will Nigel Farage, Ukip firebrand, end up a respectable Establishment stooge like the rest?

In the end, even the ultimate 18th-century radical John Wilkes sold out, or saw sense. The anti-Establishment firebrand who campaigned for freedom of speech and took on the political elite of the day became Lord Mayor of London. Later, he commanded the detachment of troops which defended the Bank of England during the Gordon riots. [...]

Dressing Up For the Reaper: How Embalming Makes the Dead Look Alive

President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15th, 1865, mere hours after John Wilkes Booth inflicted the mortal gunshot wound, but his body had to survive a 19-day train ride across the country before being laid to rest in Springfield, Ill. Show More Summary

Rand Paul, the One-Man Republican Rebranding Effort

Rand Paul, who opposes the Civil Rights Act and defended a white supremacist staffer who wrote an article titled "John Wilkes Booth Was Right," is reaching out to the African American community again by stating, "I Don't Think ThereShow More Summary

TV: Saturday Night Live (Classic): “Buck Henry/Bill Withers, Toni Basil”

“Buck Henry” (season one, episode 10; originally aired 1/1/7/1976) Buck Henry hosted Saturday Night Live 10 times, and he first appeared on the show’s tenth episode. (And John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in a theater and fled to...Show More Summary

Rand Paul: No one in Congress 'has a stronger belief in minority rights than I do'

Sen. Rand Paul Sen. Rand Paul has apparently decided that when one of your aides has to resign because his past as a John Wilkes Booth-loving "Southern Avenger" comes to light, the best defense is a good offense. A wildly outlandishShow More Summary

Rebel Alliance: Rand Paul Stands Behind The Southern Avenger

last yearNews : Mediaite

At the risk of losing the support of the Chris Hayeses of the world, Senator Rand Paul has come out strongly in defense of Jack Hunter, also known as the Lincoln-hating, John Wilkes Booth-loving Southern Avenger. In an interview with The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, Sen. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Stands by His 'Southern Avenger'

More: Rand Paul Stands by His 'Southern Avenger' WASHINGTON –- In an interview with The Huffington Post, Sen. Rand Paul stoutly defended an aide who, as a radio shock jock in South Carolina, praised John Wilkes Booth, heaped scorn on...Show More Summary

Chris Hayes To Rand Paul: ‘That’s Three Racist Strikes. You’re Out.’

last yearNews : Mediaite

Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) social media director, Jack Hunter, is making news by virtue of his not-so-secret identity as the masked Southern Avenger, a Confederacy-boosting radio personality who celebrates John Wilkes Booth's birthday. That news has, unfortunately, lost Sen. Paul an important quasi-ally, as All In with Chris Hayes host Chris Hayes announced...

Rand Paul Co-Author Jack Hunter Used to Write Weird Crap Like 'John Wilkes Booth Was Right'

last yearNews : Reason

The Washington Free Beacon his morning combed hrough the public statements and professional affiliations of Jack "Southern Avenger" Hunter, a 39-year-old aide to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and co-author of the libertarian-leaning Republican's 2011...Show More Summary

Watch Adam Scott As John Wilkes Booth In The First Episode Of Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’

Comedy Central has put the first episode of Drunk History online over two weeks before its July 9 premiere, and if you ever wanted to see Adam Scott as John Wilkes Booth, Bob Odenkirk as Richard Nixon, Nathan Fielder as Robert Woodward,...Show More Summary

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