A Cloud That Looks Like Abe Lincoln

Hamilton Nolan · 08/03/15 04:25PM

Amateur photographer Linda Pelletier of Suffern, NY has sent us the following image of a cloud formation that bears an uncanny resemblance to Abe Lincoln.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Do Another Disservice to Baby Names

Leah Finnegan · 12/20/14 02:15PM

The Baby Name Critic had not yet been called to service when Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, a couple claiming to be Hollywood talents, gave life to their firstborn, a girl child unfortunately named Lincoln. If the Baby Name Critic had been writing for hire then, she might have said: Do not name your daughter after a geriatric brand of automobile/the 16th male president. Really, must we burden our young women by giving them both the first names and the surnames of men? A better solution for parents interested in honoring Lincoln's values, but also bolstering the feminist cause, would be to name your daughter after a strong woman of the Civil War era: Harriet (Tubman or Beecher Stowe!). Clara. Lucretia. All stunning names.

The Target Audience for Lincoln's New Car: Cat Funeral-Holding 'Magicians'

Hamilton Nolan · 10/09/12 08:46AM

Lincoln, the auto company whose average customer is the same age as Abraham Lincoln, has a problem: they're rolling out a hot new car, and they would like to sell it to some people who may not be about to die. Where is the more youthful, affluent audience for this stupid car? If you said "probably buying a BMW," you are far too honest to ever be a chief marketing officer.

Police Produce Captivating Girlfight Play-by-Play

Maureen O'Connor · 01/14/11 01:27PM

The police department of Lincoln, Nebraska has a crimestoppers website where they post America's Most Wanted-like videos about local criminals. Today's entry: an uncomfortably anthropological girlfight play-by-play featuring a Mickey Mouse hat, flying hair, and a public bus.

Fifteen Years Later, Claire Danes Returns to Television

Richard Lawson · 11/19/10 03:43PM

Sure she did that Temple Grandin thing, but that was a TV movie. This is a TV series. Also today: Leonardo DiCaprio goes back in time again, Kelsey Grammer returns to the cable waves, and Dane Cook breaks our heart.

John Slattery's Smooth New Lincoln MKX Commercial

Whitney Jefferson · 10/07/10 12:09PM

If Roger Sterling's recent loss of American Tobacco is making you question the ol' rascal's ability to sell, let this commercial for Lincoln serve as a warning. And we thought Mad Men's Silver Fox could convince us to buy anything...

Common Represents Lincoln's Brand Truths

Hamilton Nolan · 05/12/08 03:29PM

Conscious intellectual hip hop star Common has announced the winner of his big "Lincoln Spotlight" lyricist competition with Lincoln—the car manufacturer that represents hip hop culture. The winner wrote a song based on "Lincoln's brand truths: advancing the American dream, exploring what it means to reach higher, daring to do more and taking pride in one's history." That is so exactly Lincoln. And hey, just last week Common landed a role in the next Terminator movie! My irrational haterade judgment of him as a tool continues to be confirmed and re-confirmed. For those of you curious about what it takes to succeed in hip hop in 2008, the lyrics of the winning Lincoln Spotlight entry are after the jump. Feel the brand truths: