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Things that happened during Andrew Jackson’s presidencies:
  • At Jackson’s inauguration, Francis Scott Key yelled, “It is beautiful! It is sublime!” (He was talking about Jackson).
  • After the inauguration, a large mob followed Jackson back to the White House, all crammed themselves through the doors and drank all of the alcoholic punch; this of course caused all the party goers to get drunk, trash the downstairs and Jackson’s aides had to make a protective ring around him. The quick thinking slaves of the White House then grabbed all of the punch and moved it onto the White House lawn and there were still people lying hungover all over the green when morning broke.
  • All them cabinet sexual scandals *sips tea*.
  • Floride Calhoun not returning Margaret Eaton’s call at her home because “I ain’t gonna talk to no hoes.” and furthering the already growing sex scandal.
  • Jackson suffering from hemorages and never calling for a doctor and just sticking his own penknife into his arm and bleeding himself.
  • Everyone starting a rumor that “the soft hand of Mr. Van Buren touched [secretary of war’s wife] Mrs. Eaton’s knocker.”
  • Jackson telling his cabinet “Gentlemen, do what you please in my house, I am going to church.”
  • Jackson calling everyone who supported Clay “minions”.
  • At a hotel one morning after a big party hosted by the British minister, Margaret Eaton brushed past the minister the night prior, pretendinh not to know him and he remarked at the table “she had already forgotten the time when I slept with her.”
  • The postmaster of Albany, New York, War of 1812 veteran General Solomon Van Rensselaer was going to be fired and to save his job Van Rensselaer showed up at the White House and went directly up to Jackson. He pleaded not to be fired and Jackson said another. Van Rensselaer grew even more desparate and began striping off all of his clothes  and Jackson yelled at him. Van Rensselaer, nearly naked said, “Well, sir, I am going to show you my wounds, which I received in fighting for my country against the English!”. Jackson actually started crying as a journalist noted and the next day in the cabinet when the moved to vote on firing the veteran, Jackson flung his pipe away and yelled at them all. Van Rensselaer wasn’t fired.
  • The White House butler, Jimmy O’Neal being a drink and one time when Jimmy didn’t answer his calling, Jackson said, “Where can Jimmy be?” “Drunk most likely” was what his nephew responded.
  • First Lady take over (because Rachel Jackson died) Emily Donelson giving birth a second child, first daughter Mary Rachel in the White House and Jackson calling her “the Sushine of the White House.”
  • At a dinner given by Martin Van Buren, he went downstairs to take a nap but shot awake from he was told there was a fight upstairs. The fight was between the wife of the secretary of war and the wife of the commanding general of the U.S. Army–all because they had bumped into each other.
  • When Mary Rachel was baptized in the blue room, her godparents (one of whom was Van Buren) were supposed to repeat a prayer but the godmother and himself did not have the chance to answer but Jackson jumped in and interrupted them by saying the words even if he had no speaking part in the ceromony.
  • On a ride with Van Buren, Jackson’s horse slipped and Van Buren quickly grabbed his the bridle of his horse and Jackson then shouted, “You have possibly saved my life, sir!”. Moments earlier, Van Buren was about to announce his resignation as Secretary of State.
  • At the cabinet break up, the former secretary of treasury and war (Eaton and Ingham) almost got into a duel and Eaton rose up a group that kept chasing Ingham around Washington trying to kill him.
  • “The Bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it.”
  • Jackson being called King Andrew the First by his enemies/opposers.
  • Wednesday, May 1st, 1833, Jackson observed in a letter that “the tariff was only the pretext, and disunion and southern confederacy the real object. The next pretext will be the negro, or slavery questions.” Six days later, the president named a new postmaster for New Salem, Illinois, a twenty-four year old lawyer who was a Clay man–and Abraham Lincoln was happy to accept the appointment.
  • Monday, May 6th, 1833, the presidential party was on a steamboat to Virginia, when a former navy officer, Robert B. Randolph, came through the crowd aboard the vessel. Randolph leaped at the president to attack him buy Andrew Donelson lunged at Jackson  and two others tackled the guy to the ground. Jackson’s face wad bloodied and everyone was in horror at what had happened–Jackson simply pretended it never happened.
  • Parents in the Northeast would bring up the name Andrew Jackson when their children misbehaved. According to a New England Sunday school teacher, she asked a student who killed Abel. A boy students rose from his desk and answered “General Jackson.”
  • Someone drew a political cartoon of Henry Claw sewing Andre Jackson’s mouth shut and his knee his holding him down on his crotch.
  • Jackson’s house burning down and him asking if the china was okay.
  • January 30th, 1835, Jackson was walking out of a funeral in the House Chamber for congressman Warren R. Davis of North Carolina. He was with the secretary of treasury and navy when all the sudden a figure emerged from the crowd producing a gun, standing less than ten feet from Jackson he shot off the gun but to his shock it misfired. The derranged man then ripped out another gun but this also misfired. Jackson then lunged forward, barring his cane and landed upon the man, beating him into the ground with his cane. He never stopped, he actually had to be pulled off of the injured man. The chance of two guns misfiring without any damage is 125,000 to one. Even bullets are scared of him.
  • Christmas 1835, Martin Van Buren lost a game of tag with Jackson’s grandchildren and was forced to stand on one leg and say: “Here I stand all ragged and dirty, if you don’t kiss me I’ll run like a turkey!” No one kissed him and the now vice president was forced to strut around the room like the bird to everyone’s laughter at the dinner table.
  • Jackson dreamed of Emily Donelson’s death the night that it happened–she was only twenty-nine and her husband was a day away, traveling home.

So I just finished watching the Adventure Time Elements miniseries the other day
Boris Johnson’s £350m claim is devious and bogus. Here’s why | John Lichfield
The foreign secretary must find it necessary to distort statistics because the truth does not serve his case, says John Lichfield, a former EU correspondent
By John Lichfield

John Lichfield looks at Boris Johnson’s repeat of his bogus claim that the leaving of the EU would result in £350 million into the coffers, resulting in a spat with the UK Statistics Authority. Lichfields explains the truth the figures, relating to Margaret Thatcher’s rebate placed in 1984, along with how EU regional grants are placed on local and national levels as oppose to drawn by Eurocrats. In the subject of £160m a week and how  the government’s  labyrinth of post-Brexit customs and legal institutions which would swallow up some of the savings it comes to attention hence the nature of the bogus nature of Johnson’s claims.


Christy (TV series), 1.01 “Pilot”

Neil: You are young, Miss Huddleston—and naïve, and you’ve made some sweeping judgments, haven’t you?

Christy: Well, some things are obvious….

Neil: [laughs] Forgive me. It was your nose wrinkling when you remembered those smells…. Don’t forget, Miss Huddleston, that I was one of those children.

An official episode description for The Six Thatchers is up on the BBC Media Centre:

Sunday 1 January


Sherlock: The Six Thatchers

In episode one of this new series, written by Mark Gatiss, Sherlock waits to see where Moriarty will make his posthumous move.

One mysterious case in particular baffles Scotland Yard - but Sherlock is more interested in a seemingly-trivial detail. Why is someone destroying images of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Is there a madman on the loose? Or is there a much darker purpose at work? Something with its roots deep in Mary Watson’s past…

Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Watson and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper.


Save us
What we are
Don’t look clear
It’s all uphill from here

anonymous asked:

how did finn -well finn from his sword- know that his last name is mertens? The only reason we know his last name is mertens is because of the farmworld, right?

That’s a fair question. This episode was actually a sort of confirmation that alpha!Finn’s last name even IS Mertens, since we’ve only ever heard that name in Farm world, in reference to a nuclear family that does not presently exist in Ooo in the alpha timeline.

Honestly? The whole consistency of his name across timelines is a little confusing. He was found by Joshua and Margaret as an abandoned infant. Did they not name him?

We’ve yet to see alpha!Martin referred to as ‘Mertens’, so maybe they did name Finn. And maybe they did give him his last name.
And then the family created for Farm world Finn [in an offshoot of his own personal timeline] inherited the Dogs’ familial name for him? It doesn’t seem likely. Primarily, we’re not 100% sure that Prismo’s alternate realities work that way, ~creating~ families and what not. That in itself is a stretch.
But, if you want to get technical, why would they break that nice little Joshua-Jake-Jermaine alliteration they’ve got going on, by naming their human baby Finn Mertens? Why Finn Mertens?

The alternative to Joshua and Margaret naming Finn is, of course, his parents naming him [hence the same name in Farm world], and that name somehow sticking to him once J&M find him in the woods. Did he have a nametag? The memory bubble of his being found has dreamlike edges, so his nametagless memories may not be canon [though they’re the best we’ve got so far].

So maybe they found him with a letter from Dumbledore, so to speak. And again, maybe Joshua and Margaret named him Finn Mertens.

Because otherwise, Martin Mertens had some notoriety in Ooo, people KNEW about his son Finn, and they knew to confer that name to him after he was found abandoned. You’ll remember PB impersonating Martin in the tower, and in Billy’s Bucket List Billy knew about “Dad the Human” being locked away in the Citadel, so it’s possible Martin [and Finn’s mother?? more???] were the previous ‘last humans’ before, for one reason or another, it was only Finn.

Who’s to say that some people didn’t know about Finn’s deadbeat convict dad and protected that secret from him? It’s not like they haven’t kept him in the dark on Dentist all these years. Telling Finn ‘that thing’ WAS on Billy’s bucket list, after all.

If Finnsword knows Finn’s name is Finn Mertens, then Finn knows Finn’s name is Finn Mertens. They’re the same person up until the split in ‘Is That You?’. We don’t know why, or how he knows, and those are really good questions with really interesting implications.

But enough of me ranting to myself. Maybe there’s just a meaningless and unexplained cosmic causality that makes all instances of Finn Mertens be named Finn Mertens. Farm world Finn names his not-alien-hybrid dog Jake- residual memory of the alpha timeline? Simple cosmic destiny? Feel free to chime in.