“"First of all, if you read back on Lincoln, he loved telling the occasional bawdy joke and being out among regular folks," said President Obama today in a barely veiled shot at Bill O’Reilly, author of the historical thriller Killing Lincoln. The president was hitting back at the O’Reilly’s argument that his more dignified predecessor would never have appeared on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, despite the fact that Lincoln was a noted lover of jokes about fleas and farts.”
My respect for Obama just went up four score and seven percent.
I think he had an absolutely perfect personality. And I miss him very much.
- Katharine Hepburn, 1986
Despite their lifelong friendship and their status as legendary screen stars, Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart were united in only one picture: “The African Queen”, which remains one of the best movies ever made. When Bogart died in 1957, Katharine Hepburn wore a skirt for the first time in almost thirty years. She wanted to let him know, wherever he was, that she was not herself without him.
“Look, Bill O’Reilly is used to saying kind of stupid things to get attention. There’s not much of a difference between the president appearing on Between Two Ferns and appearing on The O’Reilly Factor. The difference is that we admit we’re a comedy show.”