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YoohooRiffer

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Wikipedia Wandering
« on: April 29, 2008, 07:28:54 PM »
I have a habit of going on Wikipedia looking for something in particular and then randomly clicking to other pages learning completely different things. 

Today during one of my wanderings I came upon the page for John C. Breckinridge, the 14th Vice President of the U.S.

Here are some interesting things about Mr. Breckinridge:
He was the youngest person voted into the vice presidency at 35, the legal minimum.
When the Civil War broke out he sided with the South and became a general in the Confederate Army.
The town of Brekenridge, Colorado was named after him but changed its spelling after he joined the Confederacy.

And most relevant to this thread is that his great grandson was this guy:

"The Ruler" from Plan 9

I just felt this information needed to be shared.  So remember, when you're watching Plan 9 From Outer Space, you're watching an important part of American History.  This movie shows us that any person can grow up to be Vice President, and that any descendant thereof can end up in a really bad movie.  I'm looking forward to the future Cheney prodigy as they star in Gigli 2.