Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Most Obscure US Presidents

Time for Family Feud.
This week's topic, Most Obscure US Presidents

7. James K. Polk -
one of those post founding fathers/pre-civil war guys. Campaign slogan was "54/40 or Fight", think it had to do with parallels.

6. Chester A. Arthur- Had very nice facial hair. Elementary school was the location of a bomb in the third Die Hard movie

5. Millard Fillmore- Was recently mentioned in a car commercial, otherwise would be one or two.

4. Franklin Pierce - Supposedly voted the 2nd best looking president next to JFK. Judge for yourself. Couldn't tell you a thing he did in office.

3. Benjamin Harrison - in that post civil war/pre 1900's group. Nice beard, usually confused with William Henry

2. Rutherford B. Hayes - Similar to B. Harrison, not much else I can say.

1. John Tyler - Who? Yep, that's why he's number one. Most of these names will ring a bell, but not Tyler. Bonus for anyone who can tell me SOMETHING he did in office.


I used this category twice in my games. Usually people are upset when they say like Zachary Taylor or James Buchanan or Calvin Coolidge, but in truth, my list is sound. I can tell you reasons why all unlisted Presidents are not on the list. Obscure.

2 comments:

Thorzul said...

John Tyler looks amazingly like Ichabod Crane from the Disney cartoon.
http://www.disneyshorts.org/years/1949/graphics/legendofsleepyhollow/legendofsleepyhollow1thumb.jpg

This will be the first of many comments I will make on this post.

steve said...

Tyler...of Tippecanoe and Tyler Too fame...as to what he did in office, can't do much to help you there