A day that will live in obscurity

January 8, 2011

Except of course for you, Dear Reader, who knew that January 7 is the anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, our 13th president.

But, did Brian Crane know that when he penned this Pickles strip for January 7?

Pickles cartoon strip, for January 7, 2011

Pickles cartoon strip, for January 7, 2011 - Brian Crane, Washington Post Writers Group

Could it really be just coincidence that Crane picked Fillmore for the punchline, on Fillmore’s birthday?  Or is it really that great an inside joke?


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