Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Dynamic Duo 19th Century Style

As Smut Clyde's sane sister tells us, today is Darwin Day. The original Chuck D. was born on this day in 1809, as was Abraham Lincoln. Linoln and Darwin would have made a great costumed crime-fighting team (the Beard Brothers?), riding around the world in a tricked out Conestoga wagon, giving claim jumpers, cattle rustlers, and goat shaggers (WHAT?!?) the old HOO-HAH! Of course, their trusted valet would be a well-trained chimpanzee wearing a stovepipe hat... naturally!

Sadly, there is no indication that the two ever met, but this is my dream. I'm not the only one to give an aesthetic redo to these figures... I'm not going to say that Steampunk Lincoln isn't awesome, but (truth being stranger than fiction) terraforming Darwin is even cooler.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Seems to me that a goat shagging reference cannot be complete without mention of Mickey Kaus.

M. Bouffant said...

You & Sister Smut are only two yrs. late to the bicentennial.

Worth it 'though, for the terraforming link.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

You & Sister Smut are only two yrs. late to the bicentennial.

Yeah, before my blogbirth... I remember the odious Ben Stein writing a craptastic defamation of Darwin for the occasion.

M. Bouffant said...

Conan O'Brien did a "Stuff we wish we could have covered, but weren't on the air when it happened yrs. ago" feature when he first hit the airwaves. You probably didn't have a tee vee then either.