Things I learned from paper dolls
Sorry about the lack of posting this weekend. My boyfriend's parents are down from New Jersey and we've been running around with them.
One thing we decided to do this weekend was check out the new exhibit on the 60s at the LBJ Presidential library. (The only one with an animatronic version of the President telling jokes, I'm sure.) After looking at the exhibit, we went into the gift shop and found paper dolls of bunch of recent Presidents and their family members. I shit you not. It was a gold mine of humor for people like me that are a little too interested in history and politics.
Things I learned from the Presidential paper dolls:
- If you try to draw a smile on Pat Nixon's face, it will look weird and scary anyway, so don't even bother.
- Only two First Ladies were fashion queens enough to deserve their own paper doll books--Jackie Kennedy and Nancy Reagan. Only Jackie was shown in her wedding dress, of course.
- Ronald Reagan was the only President that had his own book. His wedding to Jane Wyman is pictured, but not to Nancy.
- The Reagans are the only Presidential couple that didn't have a book of themselves and their family. This is understandable.
- We all know that Clinton is a boxers man. But did you know that W. is a briefs man? Sad thing is, I guessed it.
- It's apparently pretty hard to draw JFK without a lecherous look on his face.
- For some reason, the artist who put together the W. book felt like it was necessary to draw him and Laura when the twins were babies, both of them holding a baby and a bottle, but only W. with a rag thrown over his shoulder. Yeah right.
- And yes, the Ronald Reagan book had a section of all his movie costumes, including a picture of him in his pajamas holding a chimpanzee. I cannot wait for the post-Presidential W. book with all the costumes he wore in office, though I imagine it will have a frustrating lack of chimpanzees.