Shirtless "hot Lincoln" statue from 1939 inspires jokes and fanfic

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/21/shirtless-hot-lincoln-stat.html

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BOOTH: “Sic Semper Ty—

LINCOLN: [Turns slowly to face Booth with his dreamboat eyes and gently wafting hair]

BOOTH: [Utterly smitten] “Uh, wrong balcony. Sorry to bother you.” [Backs off slowly, unable to look away]

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I thought it was Bowie.

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Slashfic material:

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I’d make a Lincoln Logs joke, but that would be grabbing for the low-hanging fruit.

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For those on the East coast, there is a replica(?) in the lobby of the D.C. Archives (1300 Naylor Court NW), the significance of which I never knew until today.

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It makes me think of Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill by Lee Wind that I just listened to courtesy of my local public library. It talks about Abe’s possible romantic relationship with Joshua Speed and how a high school student discovers and blogs about it, much to his small town’s chagrin (and bigotry.)

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#9

Ooh! Let me guess … did he crash his Hot Bod Lincoln?

I’ll show myself out.

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#10

Aw, yeah baby…

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#11

Yayy, public libraries! :blush:

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#12

The about page for that James Lee Hansen says he was born in 1925, so would’ve been only 14 when this statue was sculpted

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#13

Meh. Seems kinda stiff.

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#15

Gaaaaah. Too late! Was the cry,

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Well, this comes to mind:

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#17

With all the fuss about statues in recent years, it’s surprising this did not come to prominence sooner.

A potential for synergy with that post from the other day.

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#18

Electric Six is the best. Love that band :slight_smile:

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#19

Love the SoCal Deco vibe. He needs to be holding a surfboard instead of a book though.

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