Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Literary DC



I'm in DC for a conference. I've been "monumenting" on my off time. My favorite is the Lincoln Memorial. Alot of greating writing is associated with this memorial. From "Four score and seven years ago" to "I have a dream."

Literary Quiz: He is the only US President who hasn't published a book by the time he took office. Who is he?

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hmm, Andrew Jackson? That's a wild guess, but I do know they discovered a bunch of bullets in his body after he died. So he wasn't really a sit-at-a-desk-and-type kind of guy.

Rich said...

I'm actually surprised it's only one, but I'll guess good ol' George W. I really can't imgaine him writing anything worth publishing (well, anything serious anyway).

William said...

You mean there's ONLY one president who didn't publish a book by the time he became president? Wow, this is a good piece of trivia!!!

I'd go with Rich and saw "W" myself- I can't imagine him writing a book and even more so conceptualizing one!

Paul said...

I'm on the Dubya train

Bob Hoeppner said...

I'm surprised there's only one also. I'm suspecting a joke coming on...

thelastnoel said...

ANSWER: A few years ago, a thinktank that measures IQ tried to measure George Dubya. One of the ways they do that is by studying his published work. They discovered that he was the only US president to take office without having a book published. This earned George Dubya the reputation of being our country's dumbest presidents.

Rich said...

Woo Hoo! I win!

Well, actually we (Willaim and Paul) win!

Well, actually, we all lose... :-(

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work
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