Heteronymical History

Evolution of Man
  It began when a one-lunged fish lunged from the sea and got stuck on the land.  From there it continued in its inexorable way,  never to be routed from the course on which it was routed.


Egypt
  A country where civilization could flower
because the Nile was such a powerful flower.


Cleopatra
  A femme fatale who could entrance men
from the moment of her entrance.


Marie Antoinette
  A queen know to lower at servants
and lower her décolleté,
rather than deal with problems of the day.


United States Constitution
  A political compact originally entered into
by a not very compact group of thirteen states.


Abraham Lincoln
  The Great Emancipator, who tragically received a wound that wound up fatal.


Dwight Eisenhower
  A golfing President, who was often putting putting ahead of state affairs.


Richard Nixon
  A politician who, even when his status had peaked,
managed nonetheless to look peaked.


Negative Balance of Trade
  The import of what we import,
if it’s more than we export.


Ronald Reagan
  An overage actor with a budget overage
who wanted to excise the excise tax
levied on capital gains.


Ross Perot
  A billionaire campaigner who liked to brag how stingy
he would be with the public purse,
while firing stingy barbs at his opponents.
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About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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