Monday Sep 29, 2008

Uncle Sam ... and Great Uncle Kitchener?

You've heard of Uncle Sam. But what about his dad, Lord Kitchener?

Okay, I'm exaggerating. They aren't really related. But apparently this poster from the British Army's recruiting campaign for World War I:

...served as the model for America's most famous World War I recruiting poster (which was later adapted to World War II):

Kind of interesting, isn't it? And no, I'm not an expert on the history of recruiting posters. I just happened to stumble upon this when I was seeking an image that Vijay could use to highlight our own recruiting campaign for Project SocialSite.

Saturday Dec 30, 2006

2008 Presidential Candidates Trivia

Don't worry, I'm not going to deluge you with any political opinions--just a few tidbits of trivia about the top contenders for the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Did you know that:

  1. Hillary Clinton was once president of the College Republicans organization at Wellesley College.
  2. If elected, Rudy Giuliani would be the first "true" only child in history to reach the U.S. Presidency. (Note: there have been three previous presidents who only had half siblings.)
  3. Barack Obama is a Grammy Award-Winning Artist.
  4. Senator McCain's father and grandfather were both U.S. Navy Admirals and make up the only father-son pair to have reached such rank in U.S. history.

Interesting stuff, isn't it? I'm sure it just scratches the surface, though. So please feel free to chime in with trivia I've missed about these or other candidates.

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