Jimmy Fallon cut to the chase on Friday's episode of "Late Night" by presenting his musical ode to the best part of President's Day.
Sure, all of our chief executives throughout history have been brave men who dedicated everything to our country, and blah blah blah. You know how that affects us on President's Day, though? We get to drink on Sunday and then sleep in. Hail to the chief!
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John Adams, second president of the United States, was in fact the first bald president. However, bald was considered an insult way back in 1798, when Benjamin Franklin Bache (Ben Franklin's grandson) <a href="http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/government/legislation/c_alien.html">referred to Adams</a> as "old, querulous, Bald, blind, crippled, Toothless Adams." For his statement, Bache was indicted under the Alien and Sedition Acts.
John Quincy Adams
Proving that baldness could have some kind of undiscovered patrilineal genetic link, John Quincy Adams became the second bald president in history in 1825.
Martin Van Buren
In the presidential election of 1840, Martin Van Buren was reportedly mocked for his baldness and shortness in a popular song which <a href="http://www.doctorzebra.com/prez/t08.htm">goes as follows</a> (side note: "Tip" is Van Buren rival William Henry Harrison): Old Tip he wears a homespun suit, He has no ruffled shirt -- wirt, wirt; But Mat he has the golden pate, And he's a little squirt -- wirt, wirt.
Garfield, the fourth bald president, was unfortunately dogged by many incidents of similar bad luck. Read his President's Korner profile <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/presidents-korner-james-garfield_n_2025677.html">here</a>.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
General Eisenhower was the only bald president elected in modern times, but boy did he have a sense of humor about it! When he met his balding treasury secretary, <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=_LhouUaI5ecC&pg=PA555&lpg=PA555&dq=George+Humphrey,+%22George,+I+see+you+comb+your+hair+the+way+I+do.&source=bl&ots=STpTdoX3xZ&sig=xObUZVTRUDQWD9vgevt5W70xeEs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=n2mZUJKzOKm90AHy6YCIAg&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=George%20Humphrey%2C%20%22George%2C%20I%20see%20you%20comb%20your%20hair%20the%20way%20I%20do.&f=false">George Humphrey</a>, for the first time, he said "George, I see you comb your hair the way I do." Har Har.
Gerald Ford (Not Elected)
Ford had lost some hair by the time he assumed the country's highest office, but he was never elected to the post, so is somewhat disqualified from the parameters of this celebration/slideshow!