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Run slowly and carry a big head
2006-08-18 16:52
by Bob Timmermann

Howard Fenderich of the Associated Press writes about his race against three other men while wearing an oversized costume head representing Theodore Roosevelt.

The four competitors in the races are Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. A running Franklin Roosevelt would be interesting, but would likely be in poor taste.

YouTube clip of a race

2006-08-18 17:29:09
1.   Kayaker7
I think a running FDR would be in good taste. An FDR racing in a that would be in poor taste.
2006-08-18 17:31:28
2.   DXMachina
He needs to run the race the way Teddy in "Arsenic and Old Lace" ran up the stairs.
2006-08-18 17:32:06
3.   Greg Brock
I'm still waiting for William Henry Harrison to win the race.

I think I'll be waiting for a while.

2006-08-18 17:35:33
4.   Humma Kavula
3 They should have William Henry Harrison run once every thirty days.
2006-08-18 17:43:49
5.   Kayaker7
Did WHH die after 30 days in office? Wasn't it the flu?
2006-08-18 17:47:38
6.   Greg Brock
The story goes that he caught pneumonia at his inaguration.
2006-08-18 17:50:25
7.   Claire Malone-Evans
Would love to see a Dodger Icon race. People in big-headed costumes of Lasorda, Cey, Terry Forster, and Frank McCourt.
2006-08-18 17:51:34
8.   Kayaker7
6 I wasn't bird flu?
2006-08-18 18:05:42
9.   Greg Brock
It may have been Playoff Fever, causing a loss of brain function, leading to the onset of March Madness.

It was probably just pneumonia.

2006-08-18 18:38:43
10.   Bob Timmermann
Making an oversized Terry Forster is a challenge. You would need a lot of material to keep the proportions correct.
2006-08-18 19:32:33
11.   Eric Enders
FDR didn't get polio until he was 39. He did plenty of running in his day.
2006-08-18 19:35:38
12.   Greg Brock
A running William Howard Taft. Now that would be a sight to see.
2006-08-18 20:15:48
13.   EricGagnesGoggles
Wheres the love for Millard Fillmore?
2006-08-18 20:18:49
14.   Bob Timmermann
Sorry, no Whigs allowed.
2006-08-18 20:21:02
15.   Greg Brock
{14] Should have told me earlier. I wouldn't have brought up Harrison.

I'm a registered Whig. We're weak, but we've still got more clout than the Green Party.

2006-08-18 20:22:51
16.   Greg Brock
The main plank of our platform is "We'll teach you how to create brackets on message boards."
2006-08-18 20:28:16
17.   Bob Timmermann
You Whigs and your insatiable desire to create a national bank! Get over it! It's not going to happen!

And stop nominating Henry Clay! He's a proven loser!

2006-08-18 20:30:53
18.   Greg Brock
We'll be back. Just ask my friends over at Bull Moose Headquarters...


2006-08-18 20:33:19
19.   coachjpark
I'd like to get a clip of that to show to my US History class this year (a subject that I found out I will be teaching this week).
2006-08-18 20:35:52
20.   Bob Timmermann
I would imagine YouTube would have a clip of one of the races.
2006-08-18 20:37:12
21.   Bob Timmermann
There were two clips on YouTube when I just checked.

I searched for "washington nationals president race"

2006-08-18 20:40:16
22.   Bob Timmermann
I put a link to a YouTube clip of the race up in the original post.
2006-08-18 20:41:09
23.   Greg Brock
22 What a guy.
2006-08-18 20:50:37
24.   Bob Timmermann
Now I've gotten very fancy!
2006-08-18 20:50:44
25.   Greg Brock
I watched three Nats games in a row one weekend. On Friday, Grover Cleveland was in the race. On Saturday, he was replaced by Benjamin Harrison.

Sunday, Cleveland was racing again.

2006-08-18 20:54:35
26.   Greg Brock
Embedding YouTube. The greatest invention since...YouTube.
2006-08-18 20:56:07
27.   Bob Timmermann
I also made a slight change on the sidebar in your honor. I'll see if you can find it.
2006-08-18 20:59:44
28.   Greg Brock
Suggestions, comments? Remember this is a place where a man can slow down to a walk and live his life full measure

Next stop, Willoughby!

2006-08-18 21:17:33
29.   Greg Brock
I'm touched, Bob. That's very cool.
2006-08-18 21:23:09
30.   Philip Michaels
Oh sure... another race the Chorizo won't be allowed to compete in.

Because that would make The Man just a little bit too uncomfortable.

2006-08-18 21:29:02
31.   tjshere
Am I not submitting my comments properly or are they being deleted for some reason?
2006-08-18 21:33:34
32.   Greg Brock
30 If you'd like to address the man most likely repsonsible for the persecution of the Chorizo, mail your opinions to:

One CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303

Attention: Lou Dobbs

2006-08-18 21:58:45
33.   Bob Timmermann

Heavy traffic tonight.

2006-08-18 22:02:12
34.   Greg Brock
33 Did I find it?
2006-08-18 22:03:57
35.   Bob Timmermann


2006-08-18 22:05:24
36.   tjshere
33 Does that mean you're not deleting them? I want to make sure I haven't been out of line.
2006-08-18 22:06:54
37.   Greg Brock
Yay! Very cool, Mr. Timmermann.
2006-08-18 22:20:08
38.   Bob Timmermann
When comments are deleted, you would see a number out of order. For example, if I deleted #4, comment #3 would be followed by #5.

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