Fake quotes from founding fathers are just what Presidents’ Day needed

Find out what Ben Franklin would sound like as an Internet commenter.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Feb 17, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 6:06 pm CDT

Presidents’ Day isn’t all obnoxious car dealership commercials—it’s also about remembering this nation’s founding fathers. How better to do that than by creating image macros falsely attributing anachronistic, irreverent, and just plain ridiculous quotations to them? Hipinion, a message board fond of this tradition, has really outdone itself lately:

Check out some more great entries in the thread, then spend a moment contemplating how lucky you are to live in a country where the most deified leaders throughout history can be turned into a silly Internet meme without anyone getting too bent out of shape. USA! USA!

Photo by Jeffrey Zeldman/Flickr

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*First Published: Feb 17, 2014, 3:30 pm CST