Guest Strip from Jeremie Dewitt

August 10th, 2010, 1:33 am

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Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 1:33 am

Today's guest strip is from Jeremie Dewitt, who doesn't have his website up yet, but is working on it and will be linked later.

For those of you unfamiliar with American history, Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States (from 1837 to 1841). Van Buren is one of only two people (the other being Thomas Jefferson) to serve as Secretary of State, Vice President, and President. He was also a time-travelling android with rocketlegs and an eggnog cannon. He was the third president to serve only one term, after John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams.

Incidentally, I'm still accepting guest strip submissions if you want to send one in.

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Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 7:41 am

I'm very glad you at least made an effort to preserve the integrity of America's rich history

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 7:43 am

I figured a short lesson on U.S. history would be good. I liked doing the little educational blog for the last BFFs, it's kind of a fun thing to do.

Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 7:48 am

Hey if the 80's has taught us anything it's that history can always be rewritten.

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 7:49 am

Well, this doesn't actually contradict anything, so as far as I'm concerned it's good to go.

Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 7:51 am

Well there is the cyborg part....

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 7:52 am

Records from that era are spotty at best.

Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 7:55 am

So what you're trying to say that in 1840's America has perfected cybernetics and have been holding out on the rest of the world??

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 7:57 am

Don't be silly.

Van Buren was president from 1837 to 1841. I wouldn't really call that 1840's.

Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 8:00 am

That would certainly explain how America really helped win World War 1 for the Allies....

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 8:01 am

Yup. Advanced eggnog-based android technology.

Of course they've only got the one, and they don't let him out much these days because he's horribly anti-semitic, but it's still a nice little historical snippet.

Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 8:05 am

I suppose even cyborgs need a hobby, I mean when you don't sleep you may as well do something to pass the time.

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 8:07 am

You keep saying cyborg. He's clearly an android.

That's why he was only elected for one term as president.

Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 8:09 am

Hey human flesh integrated with robotics is a cyborg, androids are all machine.

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 8:10 am

An android is a machine designed to look human, so I can see where you might get confused, but I'm trying for historical accuracy here and Van Buren's an android goddammit!!

Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 8:13 am

Except you're wrong! There's nothing in the constitution that allows for an android president, cyborgs are still kosher though.

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 8:17 am

The constitution as it was in 1837 gave no provision to prevent the election of a non-organic president. He was above the minimum age requirement and had already held government position of sufficient rank to allow him to be eligible for candidacy!

Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 8:19 am

Oh come on! That constitution was only a rough draft, it was written on a napkin for Odin's sake! Everyone knows the real Secret Constitution is carved on the inside of Lincoln's left nostril at Mount Rushmore!

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 8:24 am

Oh COME ON! Construction of the Mount Rushmore monument began in 1927, and the presidents' faces were completed between 1934 and 1939!

And Lincoln was eight presidents AFTER Van Buren!

Reply McJefferstein, August 10th, 2010, 8:28 am

All true, but it was entirely for the benefit of saying the Secret Constitution was under our noses all along. Tiddly Dee!

Reply NtKGar, August 10th, 2010, 8:32 am

Oh you dastard.

Reply Guest (Guest), July 3rd, 2011, 1:40 am

Is it bad that I find this conversation funnier than the comic today?

Reply Penwoopydo, August 28th, 2011, 12:08 am

Guest (Guest) ...?
You Can Say That.

Reply bookwyrm96 (Guest), January 12th, 2012, 1:57 am

:D I feel bad for people who don't read the comments, they really miss out on a lot. ^..^ kitty!

Reply DrakeFeatherwing, June 14th, 2012, 2:39 am

Is tempted to sing that whole "Sitting in a Tree" song about Gar and McJefferstein's conversation, but I think I'd get smacked with a 20-pound tuna if I did.

Reply Hatsuharu fangirl, June 22nd, 2012, 12:36 am

Yeah, the real entertainment is sooooo in the comments for this page.

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