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The White House Prom of ’75

Remember the time you held a raging party at your house when your parents were out of town? Susan Ford did that, too. Except her parents were in Europe on Presidential business, the raging party was her senior prom, and her house, of course, was the White House. Susan Ford and her escort, William Pifer. © [...]

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says

The Galactic Empire Times, which looks suspiciously like the New York Times, has a breaking story. CORUSCANT — Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mastermind of some of the most devastating attacks on the Galactic Empire and the most hunted man in the galaxy, was killed in a firefight with Imperial forces near Alderaan, Darth Vader announced on Sunday. In [...]

19 Photos of Ronald Reagan With Various Celebrities for His 100th Birthday

Former President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday is February 6th, and you can bet every media outlet will be running some sort of tribute. Now seems like a good time to bring up one of my favorite websites, the Reagan Presidential Library—specifically the MEETING WITH V.I.P.s and CELEBRITIES section of the library’s historical photo archives. It’s [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Ghosts Lurking at the White House

We live in an old house, and I occasionally see things out of the corner of my eye that make me wonder. There are many totally logical explanations for this, including paranoia, a mirror in a built-in wall cabinet that catches my reflection, and three dogs who move in and out of my line of [...]