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Your thoughts, President Lincoln?

Ct tll Source:
triss rah d_ aginst
I wander what President Lincoln weild think went there being a
mime about him killing vampires.
whats a movie"
faek gnu nut gating into another theater'
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#7 - deathrinder
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(10/07/2013) [-]
#11 to #7 - ompalomper
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(10/07/2013) [-]
he should have bought more dakka
#13 to #11 - robotvoice
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(10/07/2013) [-]
the assassins were probably wearing a lot of purple.
#15 to #7 - jntcoolman
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#22 to #7 - deliciousdee ONLINE
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(10/08/2013) [-]
#12 - harryhoot
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(10/07/2013) [-]
Not this time.
Not this time.
#2 - cauhgon
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(10/07/2013) [-]
He would say he has other things in his mind.
#6 to #2 - deadlydemon
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(10/07/2013) [-]
Like a bullet
#1 - wayfaringstranger
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(10/07/2013) [-]
I'd say this is relevant.
#14 - theseamonster
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(10/07/2013) [-]
#18 to #14 - brenton
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(10/08/2013) [-]
Abe's totally teabagging the American flag in that image.
#23 to #18 - forcequest
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(10/08/2013) [-]
now back to our regularly scheduled programming
now back to our regularly scheduled programming
#41 to #14 - playerdous
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#17 to #14 - brenton
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#19 to #17 - theseamonster
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#37 to #14 - tehfalconguy
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(10/08/2013) [-]
LethalFrag master race
#5 - kittenfarts
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(10/07/2013) [-]
Made me think of this
#8 - marinald ONLINE
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(10/07/2013) [-]
Can we just appreciate that this bad ass president didn't die until 3 days after being shot. Zombie Lincoln for 2016
#10 to #8 - batwill **User deleted account**
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(10/07/2013) [-]
He was pronounced dead the morning after, but still a valid point.
#4 - mxl
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(10/07/2013) [-]
dafuq
#30 - josieabby
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(10/08/2013) [-]
#47 to #30 - divinecocunut
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(10/09/2013) [-]
I'd say to him, dude go this play, the finale is killer.
#31 - teranin ONLINE
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(10/08/2013) [-]
Seeing as Dracula was written in 1897, after he asked "what's a movie" he'd probably ask "what's a vampire"
#32 to #31 - Crusader
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(10/08/2013) [-]
Because Dracula was the first vampire of course, it totally wasn't just a new story using old lore.
#33 to #32 - teranin ONLINE
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(10/08/2013) [-]
Dracula POPULARIZED vampires. It is unlikely that an obscure romanian fairy tale based on an obscure dropped part of an apocryphal writing from the bible was something Lincoln had knowledge of pre-dracula without the benefit of internet.
#34 to #33 - Crusader
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(10/08/2013) [-]
Except it wasn't just Romanian.
Tales of Vampires or other undead monsters were common throughout the USA at that time (Mainly zombies, ghouls, etc.)
And lastly Lincoln was a scholarly man, he most likely would have some idea of what it was.
#36 to #34 - teranin ONLINE
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(10/08/2013) [-]
Yes, Dracula is of course based on the Romanian legend, specifically. Which is based on millenia of various tales. However, the concept of vampires WAS NOT popularized in the united states until Dracula, with the exception of a few isolated cases of crazy people in New England in the 1890s (well after Lincoln's death).

Lincoln was a well-read man, but he was a lawyer and is best known for studying law, religion, and philosophy. He was not known for a predelection toward fictional novels, especially not superstitious flights of fancy. I'll admit, he certainly COULD have known what a vampire was, but that is not even remotely close to as likely as you are suggesting.

#38 to #36 - playerdous
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(10/08/2013) [-]
The literary vampire first appeared in 18th century poetry, before becoming one of the stock figures of gothic fiction with the publication of Polidori's The Vampyre (1819). Ripped right off wiki.
#44 to #38 - teranin ONLINE
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(10/08/2013) [-]
yes, a british short story printed in a magazine. Surely, it pulled in a man who enjoyed reading Locke and Burke, it being printed in the country he lived in and presented in a highly intellectual light. Or, maybe, it's light, slow-building popularity outside of the united states during the later years of lincoln's life didn't draw his notice in the slightest. Now, if he had been alive when the play came out in 1920, maybe... But we know how his record is on plays.
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