Thursday, August 17, 2006

I shook hands with a guy...

...who shook hands with Bill Clinton! It's true. Not only that, but I lived with a guy for four years who ate dinner in the same room as Bill Clinton. That guy's name is Froser, and he's the guy who's not Bill Clinton in the picture below.


Blogger Xeno said...

Why you should practically change your name to Clinton right now!!!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Fishfrog said...

We do have a ton in common. Like he was president of the United States and I was Treasurer of the Sport Shooting Social Society. We were truly made from the same mold.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Squishy Burrito said...

that picture looks photoshopped

9:18 PM  
Anonymous big brother said...

You need to wash your hands with bleach.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Expatriate Owl said...

You are 2 handshakes removed from Bill Clinton.

This isn't too uncommon. I shook hands with my then-congressman Jim Saxton, who has shaken Bill Clinton's hand.

And I reckon myself to be 8 (and possibly 7) handshakes removed from George Washington:

1. I shook hands with my then-Congressman R. Lawrence Coughlin; who

2. Shook hands with House colleague Emanuel Celler; who

3. Certainly shook hands with President Calvin Coolidge; who

4. Surely shook hands with all of the Senators, including Frank Bosworth Brandegee; who

5. Shook hands with his father, Congressman Augustus Brandegee; who

6. Having been a Republican who served during the Lincoln administration, obviously shook hands with Abraham Lincoln; who

7. Served a term in the House of Representatives, as a Whig, when John Quincy Adams also served in the House as a Whig, and who most certainly shook the hand of the former President during that time; and John Quincy Adams;

8. Shook the hand of George Washington.

[I am unable to confirm whether Congressman Emanuel Celler directly shook hands with Senator Frank Bosworth Brandegee. It is entirely possible that a Connecticut Yankee Republican in the upper chamber might not cross paths with a Democratic Jewish boy from New York. Then again, they may have been on the same train out of Union Station when they went on recess. I'm still trying to look into this].

And George Washington shook hands with Benjamin Franklin, who shook hands with Adam Smith.

So I am just 10 handshakes removed from Adam Smith.

-- Expatriate Owl

3:39 PM  
Blogger Fishfrog said...

But do you have photographic evidence of every step? Though I am impressed with your historic knowledge of politicians.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Expatriate Owl said...

No, I have no photographic evidence of every step. But, what with the recent Reuters photoshopping manipulations of its photographs, I'm sure that I can eventually concoct photos to prove it all.

More reliable would be a DNA assay with evidence of the viruses which surely were passed along with each handshake.

8:56 PM  

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