Thursday, October 4, 2007


Today is Chester A. Arthur's* Birthday! And since the topics on Adam's Ale have been a bit heavy lately, I thought we needed a party!

To help celebrate this day it is a pleasure to present this encore presentation of Making Fiends.

*The views and policies expressed by former president Chester A. Arthur are solely that of the former president and his constituents and are not necessarily reflective of those of this blog, it's writers, or the Holy Catholic Church. In fact they do not even know what party to which he belongs. Reproduction or broadcast of any part of this post are prohibited without expressed permission of major league baseball. Side effects may include pain in the spleen. For eruption of laughter lasting longer than four hours see your doctor. You should not drive or operate heavy machinery while viewing this blog. Offer void.


uncle jim said...

whoops - i'd better pull over to the side of the road

was his wife 'Bea'?

Anonymous said...

Not at all what I expected ....

okay then.... 'unless you're a donut cause donuts don't vote'??? LOL

Anonymous said...

I hate to admit it, but I didn't realize we had a Chester A. Aurthur as President. Okay - so my Civil History was many moons ago!

Here's some interesting facts...
Did you know? Arthur changed clothes often and owned 80 pairs of pants. His nickname was "Elegant Arthur".

Arthur sold twenty-six wagons full of White House furniture for about eight thousand dollars. What he did not know was that the furniture was priceless


"I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business."

"If it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth."

"Men may die, but the fabrics of our free institutions remain unshaken. No higher or more assuring proof could exist of the strength and permanence of popular government that the fact that though the chosen of the people be struck down his constitutional successor is peacefully installed without shock or strain except the sorrow which mourns the bereavement." (on the death of President Cleveland)

Fr. V said...

Thanks for adding to the fun guys!

Adoro te Devote said...

OK, a few Quayleisms:

"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world."

"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."

"The Holocause was an obscene period in this nation's history. I mean this century's history. We all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."

"I believe we are on an irreversable trend toward more freedom and democracy. But that could change."

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."

"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."

"Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow Astronauts."

"It's time for the human race to enter the solar system."

(I verified all the above quotes on

Fr. V said...

I think I feel an annual post tradition coming on.

Adoro te Devote said...

Annual post tradition?

uncle jim said...

I think you're thinking of "EMILY" Post

Anonymous said...

I've learned never to watch these videos, lest I have nightmares.

I've also learned not to look back, lest I suddenly understand Mr. Quayle and be even more confused than usual.

However, if a vote is being taken, do count my Yea to muttonchops. There is nothing that drives me Quaylier than a clean-shaven face, unless it's Billary's.

(I know, I know-- I should ring a little bell everywhere I go and cry out, "Unkind! Unkind!")

(The other Anon.)

Fr. V said...


uncle jim said...

I'm starting to get used to the simpson-ized you. Can you post it in your parish bulletin?