We are still running our benefit for Castro Valley High School’s art department! Help some kids have stuff like paint and brushes!! A donation of $10 gets you a historical sketch of your request! A $20 donation gets you one of those AND a copy of our book signed by both Geoff and I! A $50 donation gets you a guest appearance in the next story arc! Be internet immortal!

There are a number of interesting myths that have developed around the Lincoln Memorial. Robert E. Lee’s head is supposed to be hidden in Lincoln’s hair. More interesting, Abe is supposed to be signing “A” and “L” with his hands – some say that the sculptor, Daniel French, who had a deaf son, meant this as a tribute to Lincoln’s legislation for deaf Americans. But if you really wanted to pay a tribute to the man, you would have him signing something profound, right? Like, NOT his own initials? He’s Abraham Lincoln, not Flavor Flav. I find it hard to believe that a sculptor with any artistic sense would think that Abe flashing his own nits would in any way augment the gravitas of the statue. So, I’m going to say no on that one.
– Count Dolby von Luckner