The Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Corpse

Abraham Lincoln was one of the most celebrated and mysterious presidents in the in U.S. (maybe this is why he made such an excellent vampire hunter.) His assassination sent a nation into mourning, and was followed by a two week funeral tour by train car. But Lincoln's body did not find rest at the end of this… » 4/05/12 4:55pm 4/05/12 4:55pm

Obama Isn’t the Only Candidate with Alien Ties

This week, we learned the shocking truth about Barack Obama: that he is the last son of Krypton, sent by Jor-El to save the people of Earth. While it’s unusual for a presidential candidate to claim an alien planet as their place of birth (after all, it might disqualify them from the race), Obama certainly wouldn’t be… » 10/18/08 1:00pm 10/18/08 1:00pm

Why Richard Nixon Should Be Your Dystopian President

The latest Futurama movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs, found Richard Nixon's head still president of an increasingly crappy Earth, and Nixon will again take the highest office in next year's Watchmen. In fact, if there's a vaguely dystopian alternate history or future, chances are there's a Nixon to run it. But as… » 7/06/08 9:00am 7/06/08 9:00am

Clinton is the Only Presidential Candidate With a Space Plan

Apparently Hilary Clinton is the only presidential candidate who has taken a public stand on space-related issues. In a terrifically-helpful rundown of candidates' sci/tech policies from Popular Mechanics, Clinton was the only one to comment on the space program. She promised to renew NASA's R&D funding, prep for more… » 12/20/07 7:30am 12/20/07 7:30am