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Thursday, March 24, 2011

My New Favorite Blog

Posted by on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Lewis Powell: Bangable in history... and in bondage.
  • Lewis Powell: Bangable in history... and in bondage.
Bangable Dudes In History. Salon has an interview with the site's founder:

I always found it so weird that Lincoln's would-be assassin Lewis Powell looks so much like a hot hipster. What do you think he'd be doing today if he were alive?

He'd probably be working at Trader Joe's for the health insurance, since he seemed prone to injury. And then maybe on the weekends he'd hang out with his friend John Wilkes Booth, who'd be an indie film actor that had zealous neighborhood pride and was ironically opposed to urban sprawl. Thusly the two would take an extreme stance on either free-range farming or gentrification and end up murdering someone in the city council. They'd probably blog, too.


Is this all a ploy to get teenagers into history? It is, isn't it?

Oh man, I wish! That'd be pretty sweet, to develop an entire curriculum around this concept. Note to self, when I have more time. I've received some emails from high-schoolers who've shared the blog with their AP history classes, and there seems to be a general sense of approval, which is awesome. If this must be my lasting legacy as an educator, so be it.

There are a lot of evil dictators and killers on this list. Are you into bad boys?

I never really thought about that. I wouldn't say that these attributes make them sexier, as some of them are "bad" because they were mass murderers, but I do like a bad boy myself. So maybe it's just my subconscious doing the picking.

You can get yourself a set of those rigid wrist irons here.


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Oh. My. God. A bondage and leather shop that features primarily male (and buff hot male!) models in he bondage gear.

I must support this venue! Shame those awesome cuffs are so pricy. >
Posted by blah on March 24, 2011 at 2:49 PM · Report this
Vince 2
I like the computer generated face of King Tut. It's really cool how modern forensics can resurrect a face from thousands of years ago.
Posted by Vince on March 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM · Report this
LogopolisMike 3
My life would be so much easier if this was the first southern racist asshole who got my junk a-stirring.
Posted by LogopolisMike on March 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM · Report this
thanks alot! I'm gonna be stuck on this site for awhile
Posted by Kelly O on March 24, 2011 at 3:15 PM · Report this
michael strangeways 5
I just sent them Alan Turing as a candidate...the British computer scientist/code breaker/gay martyr was pretty foxy!…
Posted by michael strangeways on March 24, 2011 at 3:22 PM · Report this
Ophian 6
BDiH rocks: humorous, smart, and hot.
Posted by Ophian on March 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM · Report this
Kevin_BGFH 7
LOVE IT! Appeals to both my historian side and my horny gay-boy side.
Posted by Kevin_BGFH on March 24, 2011 at 3:33 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 8
I'm not sure what to make of my simultaneous attraction to Eugene Debs and Joseph Stalin.
Posted by keshmeshi on March 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM · Report this
Ophian 9
Yeah I feel a little guilty about young Joey too...but those eyes.
Posted by Ophian on March 24, 2011 at 3:51 PM · Report this
Geraldo Riviera 10
Hey look! He's wearing the same shirt:…
Posted by Geraldo Riviera on March 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 11
BDiH... disturbing, in such a good way.

Posted by Reverse Polarity on March 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM · Report this
You know who else was bangable? Jesus. (Seriously, the pic at my Grandma's house is hot).
Posted by Jessica Robinson on March 24, 2011 at 5:29 PM · Report this
I become a buff of the Lincoln's assassination in the fifth grade after writing and staging (sadly, never produced) a skit (involving desks as the balcony at Ford's Theatre.) I really think the main reason was in part because of the hotness of Lewis Powell (aka--Payne). I knew instantly who it was when I opened the site tonight. I look forward to checking out the site. What is amazing about the Lincoln assassination is the prominence of John Wilkes Booth (also very hot!) in American society. Imagine a member of one of the numerous acting families in our nation offfing the president. My fifth grade teacher got me the scholastic assassination kit only available for teachers because he knew my passion for it. Had the ultimate trip and visit to Ford's Theater, and the Peterson House....Thanks for the memories!
Posted by BrickwithanA on March 24, 2011 at 5:43 PM · Report this
mike in oly 14
Love this site! I'm surprised I had not seen it before, as I have been posting vintage photos of hot guys (and cats) for years.
Posted by mike in oly on March 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM · Report this
mike in oly, I love your site - thanks for the link.
Posted by gloomy gus on March 24, 2011 at 7:38 PM · Report this
OK, we'll put you all down for "grotesquely thick neck".

Seriously, that guy would make goiter look normal, on a guy with shoulders.
Posted by robotslave on March 24, 2011 at 10:22 PM · Report this
samanthaf63 17
I took a look at the blog, and I had to agree with some of it (who'd ever have thunk that miserable, murderous autocrat Josef Stalin had been seriously hot in his younger days?) but when I got to #1, I couldn't believe it - I've had the hots for Alexander Hamilton for ages. He's gorgeous. (although I admit, as much as I like Christopher Lee, it's a bit unnerving to see him on our $20 bill - oops, that's supposed to be Andrew Jackson. My bad. You can see why I'd get confused.)
Posted by samanthaf63 on March 25, 2011 at 9:29 AM · Report this
mixy 18
I don't really understand the pie charts, but this site is pretty fun.
Posted by mixy on March 25, 2011 at 1:42 PM · Report this

"Imagine a member of one of the numerous acting families in our nation offfing the president."

It's OK. You can say 'Charlie Sheen'.
Posted by James Hutchings on March 26, 2011 at 10:16 PM · Report this

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