- Lewis Powell: Bangable in history... and in bondage.
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.
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