Monday, February 21, 2011
a stat? OVER 700 people are looking at this "blog" RIGHT NOW because they searched for the term "Calvin Coolidge loved having his head rubbed with Vaseline while he ate breakfast in bed" or one almost exactly like it. That, of course, is a quotation from one of Mr. Ward's prized collection of presidential trivia books, which he is never without, though his book of prime time network TV shows was stolen from his car. The question remains: why did 700 people suddenly search for the term "Calvin Coolidge loved having his head rubbed with Vaseline while he ate breakfast in bed" at the same time? I'm going to guess that someone mentioned the fact - if it is a fact! and honestly, who cares? - on NPR. Don't you think? This has NPR written all over it. Ho ho! Look, here he is lifting his hat as if to say, "Quick! Somebody rub Vaseline on my head!"