My kind of guy. :DWhen the 1828 election rolled around, a lot of people were terrified when they heard Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson was running. If you're wondering how a guy we're calling a bad ass got such a lame nickname, it's because he used to carry a hickory cane around and beat people senseless with it, and if you're wondering why he did that, it's because he was a fucking lunatic.
These guys are pretty funny.:DAfter another tough battle where Washington was miraculously not wounded, he wrote a letter to his brother detailing his experiences. He described being surrounded by bullets and death and concluded by saying "I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming to the sound of bullets." When he caught news of this, King George III reportedly remarked that Washington's attitude would change if he'd heard a few more. But King George III didn't win the war, so fuck him.
The only one to call in Nukes is my vote for at least top 5.
Very amusing, although they could have tried harder to figure out Andrew Jackson's century. They mentioned both the 17th and the 18th, but never got all the way to 19th.
I did like the Teddy Roosevelt campaigning after being shot mention; most of us work with people like the ones mentioned below.
"While campaigning for a third term, Roosevelt was shot by a madman and, instead of treating the wound, delivered his campaign speech with the bleeding, undressed bullet hole in his chest. On the other end of the spectrum, reasons why certain members of the Cracked Editorial Staff have called out of work over the last year include:
"A stubbed toe."
"There's a spider near the door."
I'm surprised there was no mention of the only world leader (and US president) to preside over the military defeat of a major American military force -- Lincoln.
Man, I wish it was Teddy I shared a Mayflower ancestor with instead of FDR!
The biggest badass in my ancestry is Benjamin Church. He was Richard Warren's (my Mayflower ancestor) grandson, so even if he isn't directly in my line of descent, he was the sibling or cousin of my ancestor. Church fought in King Phillips' war, between the british colonists and some of the indians. I recently read Nathaniel Philbrick's book "Mayflower", and learned about Church.
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