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Abraham Lincoln

Post by X-3 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:19 pm

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Am I the only one who thinks this guy looked legit creepy?

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Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:44 pm

Yes?

Explain, maybe?

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Post by X-3 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:46 pm

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Creepy eyes? Maybe facial structure too.

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Post by Deku Tree » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:49 pm

I mean, he's gaunt. Some similarities to Edgar Allan Poe.

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Post by X-3 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:51 pm

Lincoln looks straight sinister. Poe looks like a dork.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:17 pm

He kinda does.

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Post by Sim Kid » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:46 pm

The ironic thing is he had a pretty nasal voice.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:04 pm

It's the fact that he doesn't have a mustache to go with that beard. That always looks weird. Trust me. I tried it for a while back in college. And the Amish do it too. Looks weird. All the time.
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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:20 pm

You know, I never really noticed it before, but Abe does have kind of a creepy look to him. Especially in that first photo-------------he's so weathered and leathery and dead-eyed. Makes sense he would be (they didn't call him the Rail-Splitter because he sat around playing parcheesi and eating foie gras during his formative years), he had a rough-and-tumble life before he started practising law and politics. Still, though.

Do you think Lincoln used his slightly unsettling appearance as a strategic asset during his clashes with Stephen Douglas? How about during his vampire-hunting?

^Can't see adding a moustache would be an improvement, no matter what kind moustache it was. Presumably it'd be similar to his beard, kind of scraggly and unkempt------------or like, imagine him with a waxed handlebar moustache. Ew.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:48 am

Lincoln likely suffered a condition called Marfan Syndrome. I share some mild symptoms and my father actually has a lot of similar, more pronounced features in common with with Abe.
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Post by I am nobody » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:02 am

I don't know why we're making fun of this guy, but I can assure you that the real Abraham Lincoln looks nothing like that and isn't creepy at all, just LOUD. No idea who that nobody in your pictures is.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:18 am

^^The article you linked to says Lincoln likely didn't suffer Marfan syndrome.
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Post by е и ժ е я » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:02 pm

[QUOTE="Booyakasha, post: 1613534, member: 17381"]^^The article you linked to says Lincoln likely didn't suffer Marfan syndrome.[/QUOTE]
Eh, that's the first I've heard it. I'm only going from memory here, as it happens. I wouldn't be surprised if someone were firing shots over that particular bit, though, they tend to do that on Wikipedia.
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Post by Puddin » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:53 pm

[QUOTE="ScottyMcGee, post: 1613510, member: 31048"]It's the fact that he doesn't have a mustache to go with that beard. That always looks weird. Trust me. I tried it for a while back in college. And the Amish do it too. Looks weird. All the time.[/QUOTE]
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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:40 am

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Lincoln hides in your closet and watches you sleep.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:23 pm

[QUOTE="He Who is Without Skin, post: 1613521, member: 25415"]Lincoln likely suffered a condition called Marfan Syndrome. I share some mild symptoms and my father actually has a lot of similar, more pronounced features in common with with Abe.[/QUOTE]

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Post by Shane » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:33 pm

This was before the time when Presidents needed to be TV stars.
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