“One day Shaq dropped by the house unannounced. He’d ventured to Montana in order to perform at a rap concert in nearby Kalispell. I wasn’t home when he arrived, so June invited him in. When I drove up, Shaq was bouncing on a trampoline down by the lake and creating quite a sensation in the neighborhood. All of the sudden, dozens of boats filled with curious onlookers crowded...
Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch: Bust Shots...
I’m working my way through Season 2 of The Borgias and just laughed out loud by myself in my apartment when Juan brought his father, Pope Alexander VI, cigars as a gift during an audience and the Pope opened the box and said, “Turds?!”. Jeremy Irons rules.
johnrvoyles asked: Besides the excellent "The Presidents' Club", are any good books out there focusing on presidents in retirement or after they've left office?
“Bullets are not worth considering. Besides, I am so conceited that I do not think the Gods would create so potent a being for so prosaic an ending.” — Winston Churchill, in a letter to his mother describing the experience (and his lack of fear) of being under fire in combat, 1895 Basically, this is just a fancy, Churchillian version of saying something that Tupac Shakur...
Anonymous asked: Who would you say is the most well known presidential candidate to lose the election? (Excluding the winners who stole their elections, of course)
Anonymous asked: Which "Alternative Science" group is the most harmful between climate change deniers, Holocaust deniers, and Creationists?
Anonymous asked: Wait, Benjamin Harrison mesmerized crowds? I knew about the "human iceberg" stories, but I never realized he was an effective orator.
redgroverblueelmo asked: What do you think of Gore Vidal's "Narratives of Empire" series of novels?
Anonymous asked: omg i love your piles of books!! want!!!! is that book with the priest in the red cape one your pope frances books you mentioned? also why does the white book have a gash in its cover os is that part of the design?
Anonymous asked: What about just about the Guilded Age Presidents? Ther're all pretty boring.
sorrowandgrace asked: I love your blog, and I appreciate the book reviews and recommendations you give. I was wondering if you had any books up your sleeves about the executive assistants of the Oval Office. I think they play a fascinating role as the presidents' gatekeeper and I would really like to learn more about their role in the White House.
Anonymous asked: Have you read Ted Kennedy's memoir True Compass? If so, what are your thoughts on it?
Anonymous asked: Not really related to presidents, but do you think that the British monarchy or, really, any monarchy wields power in today's world besides ceremonial?
Tash (feat. Kurupt): G’s Iz G’s
Anonymous asked: With Bush Sr's life winding down but Carter still in good health, my macabre side got wondering, given Clinton and W. were both born within a year of each other as well, which would outlive which. I understand if you have to pass this one up, but any thoughts on that?
Anonymous asked: two parter--(1) how many total posts have you made? (2) do you have more posts or followers?
Anonymous asked: Nixon created the War on Drugs, not Reagan. Speaking of which, why has it not yet ended despite everyone knowing it's a lost cause?
Anonymous asked: After reading your Carter essay, I have to ask: How can you write so much about someone who is so boring?
“Remember, I got criticized for saying I support gay marriage….I just decided I couldn’t be quiet about it anymore, and everybody was stunned that that’s where the public is. And I’m not stunned; it’s where the public’s been for a while. Talk to any of your kids, for God’s sake.” — Vice President Joe Biden, The Rolling Stone Interview...
castiglioneism asked: which president have better humor sense, lincoln or obama?
Anonymous asked: What's your take on John Quincy Adams radically different perfomance during his time in the house, compared to his presidency?
awesomebettyjane asked: This is my first post! Did you buy the new Civil War book called Ambrose A Civil War Journey??? If so what did you think?
Anonymous asked: Could the Confederate Army and Robert E. Lee be concidered terrorists? Sorry if this is a repeat.
Anonymous asked: Do you think it likely that the Republican Party would nominate a candidate in 2016 who supports gay marriage nationally (as opposed to it being a state issue) or have a running mate who supported the issue for a nominee who did not?
Anonymous asked: what's the strangest question you've been asked
kamikazelove asked: Who would you say abused the war on drugs the most for political gain? Reagan or Clinton?
Anonymous asked: I live in Illinois and wasn't even tempted by Lincoln's library initially, though I've since completely turned around. The midwestern ones don't seem to get much of the praise or press the coastal ones do.
Anonymous asked: Been to Truman's library? I don't think you've mentioned it but I know you live(d) in Missouri.
“It’s frustrating when I think we’re majoring in the minors, either over the budget debate, or going right back to politics as soon as the last election is over instead of getting into the grimy details where the future of America will be written.” — Bill Clinton, on how people need to stop obsessing over Hillary’s 2016 plans or potential Presidential...
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americanunrest asked: So are you a Catholic, or just interested in Papal history?
I actually posted something on the Dead Popes blog. Don’t get too used to it.
Anonymous asked: Hi! I was reading an article about the support Charlie Crist has to be the democratic nominee against Governor Rick Scott in FL and I was wondering if you think this is a bad idea. I'm sure you know the history of Crist quitting to run for Senate then flopping blah blah and knowing this, do you think he's electable as a democrat (in Florida specifically)? There's also a lot of talk...
t-gibby asked: Are you amazed that no serious attempt at Barack Obama's life has been made?
Anonymous asked: Were there any blacks who would have a chance at becoming president before the 1980's?
Anonymous asked: Can you be my uncle, please?
Anonymous asked: What was each presidents' favorite color? Or at least those we know of?
Anonymous asked: personal questions? how old are you? do you follow more than 100 people on tumblr? do you have more than 400 followers? do you have a facebook? are these stupid questions?
Anonymous asked: sorry if i've missed it but is there a reason why your blog has been so quiet recently
proud to be mexican
lafraudebelle: hope everyone gets to celebrate with good mexican food, drinks, family and friends today today. but try to remember the struggles mexicans continue to face everyday in this country and ESPECIALLY their own. i hear and read a lot of racist and bigoted shit on a daily basis. perhaps it is because i am light skinned and american born and people figure they can say that kind of...
Anonymous asked: I know that you have martial arts experience and recall in the past that you were training your friend in MMA, do you have a favorite UFC fighter?
zowl asked: I want to chime in on the Sacramento discussion. I'm from the greater Seattle area and would gladly pay to see a team back. The abysmal attendance record of the final seasons was partially due to Clay Bennett's restrictions of player communication to the community. All considered, I hate to be in a league where fanbases have to steal franchises from each other just to house a team, but...
Anonymous asked: i love you anthony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Attention: New England-area readers
The Rich Cronin Hope Foundation for Leukemia, which continues to honor the memory of my dear, late friend Rich Cronin by helping other fight leukemia, is holding a bone marrow drive tomorrow (Wednesday, May 1st) from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. I’m not too familiar with the geography of Rich’s old stomping grounds in...