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9th Mar '15 12:26:31 PM LongLiveHumour
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* Lincoln's favorite story. It's about Ethan Allen going to England to conduct business upon the end of the American Revolution. While there, he gets invited to the house of a notable English lord. While there, he notices a portrait of GeorgeWashington on the wall in the bathroom (it's been put there as an insult), but doesn't comment on it. After dinner and some talking, the lord, with a smirk, just has to ask what Allen thought of the portrait. Specifically, if he put it in the right place. Allen says he does think it's in the right place. The lord gets confused and asks him why. Allen responds "[[spoiler:There is nothing that will make an Englishman shit so quick as the sight of GeorgeWashington.]]"

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* Lincoln's favorite story. It's about Ethan Allen going to England to conduct business upon the end of the American Revolution. While there, he gets invited to the house of a notable English lord. While there, he notices a portrait of GeorgeWashington UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington on the wall in the bathroom (it's been put there as an insult), but doesn't comment on it. After dinner and some talking, the lord, with a smirk, just has to ask what Allen thought of the portrait. Specifically, if he put it in the right place. Allen says he does think it's in the right place. The lord gets confused and asks him why. Allen responds "[[spoiler:There is nothing that will make an Englishman shit so quick as the sight of GeorgeWashington.UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington.]]"
22nd Mar '14 3:08:00 PM PsychoGecko
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* The men being hired to offer patronage jobs to Democrats are being told what they can and can't do. One man's justification for resorting to bribery: "It's not illegal to bribe Congressmen. They starve otherwise."
2nd Mar '14 9:14:25 PM Tuckerscreator
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-->'''Lincoln:''' The part assigned to me is to raise the flag, which, if there be no fault in the machinery, I will do, and when up, it will be fore the people to keep it up. ''[{{Beat}}]'' That's my speech.

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-->'''Lincoln:''' The part assigned to me is to raise the flag, which, if there be no fault in the machinery, I will do, and when up, it will be fore for the people to keep it up. ''[{{Beat}}]'' That's my speech.
23rd Feb '14 2:01:54 PM Parable
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** Made even funnier because he's shown storing the written version of it in his hat.

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** Made even funnier because because, in a nod to well-known Lincoln lore, he's shown storing the written version of it in his hat.



* In the beginning of the film, two young white soldiers run up to Lincoln during his talk with the black soldiers and are obviously shocked and tongue-tied to be in the presence of their president. So what do they say?

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* In the beginning of the film, two young white soldiers run up to Lincoln during his talk with the black soldiers and are obviously shocked and tongue-tied to be in the presence of their president. So what do they finally say?



-->'''Soldier 2:''' Aw man, shut up!

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-->'''Soldier 2:''' Aw Aw, man, shut up!
12th Jan '14 9:48:44 AM nightshade1218
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** Even better, it actually looked like the Congressmen was trying to reload faster than the ringleader could collect the papers, because it's no myth on how incredibly tedious it was to reload a gun from that time.
24th Sep '13 7:50:25 PM UltimateParagon
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9th Aug '13 5:54:07 PM HurricaneChris
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* Robert trying to argue with his father about not being allowed to enlist before the big party. Lincoln walks off, which leads to this:
-->'''Robert:''' I'll be the only man over 15 and under 65 not in uniform!
-->'''Tad:''' I'm under 15. ''*motions to the Union army uniform he's wearing*''
-->'''Robert:''' ''*turns and walks out in exasperation, slamming the door behind him*''
6th Jul '13 12:23:35 PM UmbraFractus
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** The phrase "fatuous nincompoop" deserves mention as well.

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** The phrase "fatuous nincompoop" "[[InherentlyFunnyWords fatuous nincompoop]]" deserves mention as well.
6th Jul '13 12:22:43 PM UmbraFractus
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** The phrase "fatuous nincompoop" deserves mention as well.
13th Apr '13 5:35:29 PM wittylibrarian
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** Right after that, the screen cuts to a picture of Washington on the wall. Somehow, it makes the story even funnier.

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** Right after that, the screen cuts to a picture of Washington [[DeathGlare Washington]] on the wall. Somehow, it makes the story even funnier.
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