News, but not the serious kind
Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln…
Please help me think this through, because I could be all wrong. Last night, there was a grand and glittering celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, which is today.
President Barack Obama was there along with other big names, as befits a guy who is on our money even though folks don’t have much of it these days.
My problem is, guess where they held it? Ford’s Theater. Yes, the very place where Lincoln didn’t get to finish the play the last time he was there.
Is that poor taste, or what? Will we be celebrating John Kennedy’s birthday on that street in Dallas?
It gets stranger. They played a violin that was used at Ford’s Theater the night Lincoln was killed, and they had an actor dressed as Lincoln, which has got to be one creepy gig for that guy.
But what REALLY bothers me is that if we’ve reached a point where Blog Guy is the one pointing out other people’s bad taste, that’s a sure sign the Apocalypse is hurtling toward us at warp speed. Run for your lives.
Above: President Barack Obama greets an actor portraying Abraham Lincoln, February 11, 2009.
Below: Television news anchor Katie Couric reacts after Obama kissed her.
REUTERS photos by Jason Reed