Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Tim O'Hara:
He looks pretty shifty, huh?
Uncle Martin:
A fine thing to say about the man
who's due to become your fifteenth President
Tim O'Hara:
'My Favorite Martian'

As we get closer to the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, Toobworld Central is celebrating here at "Inner Toob" by posting pictures of former Presidents as they looked on TV.

Certain presidents I'm trying to avoid, only because they have been over-exposed in mini-series, TV show episodes, and even cartoons and commercials. These would include Abe Lincoln, Jack Kennedy, George Washington, Richard Nixon, and even George W. Bush. (But as he's heading out the door, I'll probably include him as well for this run.)

And then there are those presidents whom you never expect to see show up in a TV movie - James Madison, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore, Martin Van Buren, and Chester A. Arthur (although I hope to have an odd choice for him before this run is over!)

James Buchanan might have been expected to fall into that category had it not been for his close encounter with an extra-terrestrial in 1849. Traveling in Time, reporter Tim O'Hara and his Martian companion "Uncle Martin" (whose real name was Exigius 121/2) were on board the Cotton Blossom riverboat in 1849 when they encountered the future president.

Toby O'B

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