Hottest US Presidents of All Time

Banner - US PrezThe election is officially one week away, which means that in a few days, we can all let out a big sigh of relief because we no longer have to pretend we really really care about the election. If you’re anything like me and have invested in the real issues, you’re ready for another hot president. While the prospect of this happening in the immediate future is dubious, let’s take a moment to pledge allegiance to the hottest Presidents of the United States’ past:

7. George W. Bush

I know this one hurts because yeah, he did some sketchy things and stuff but ~whatever~. Look at him in 1964 in his Yale cap! He’s the Ryan Lochte of American Presidents. Did a lot of bad things but we’d still probably just put it all aside given the opportunity. Obviously I took in to account his Presidential record, hence why he comes in at the bottom of this list.

6. Abraham Lincoln

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He has a very rugged, masculine look to him, and his presidency was also associated with the end of slavery which is pretty ~hot~. While you can’t tell from the black and white pics, he had blue-gray eyes. YESSS.

5. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I like winners. Winning is sexy. FDR literally won four presidential elections. Damn babe.

4. JFK

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Doesn’t really need explaining. Pretty sure most of us would be cooing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” in unison if he were in a 100 foot radius.

3. Ronald Reagan

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Actual husband. Unless Ronald Reagan can somehow rise from the dead to father my children, I will die unmarried and I’m fine with that. Plus, with the future of science and technology who knows what can happen, right?

2. Barack Obama

Talking about Obama’s hotness make me feel a little weird, as if I’m talking about my dad, but to leave him off this list would be unfair. Love him or hate him, you have to give him credit where credit is due.

1. Harry Truman

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This one may come as a shock to some of you, but Harry Truman is delicious. He has all the physical appeal of Reagan without Reaganomics. And, he didn’t cheat on his wife while in office which gives him points, too. Hottest President. Better yet, my chances of acquiring the Truman name are still alive (no pun intended)…Clinton Truman where you at?

Photos/Gifs/Sources: cnn.com, pinterest.com, theatlantic.com, giphy.com, salon.com, wikipedia.com, heavy.com

What to Expect From the Artists at Kickback

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Today, The Corp announced the full lineup for Kickback, “a music and arts festival” on Labor Day.

With a mix of professional and student acts, Kickback promises a day of good music next week. But before the event is here, we’ve got a rundown of each of the bands, including our favorite song they perform.

The Knocks

The Knocks, an electropop duo, is one of Kickback’s professional headline acts.

Our favorite song of theirs is “Classic,” not to be confused with MKTO’s “Classic” because this “Classic” is more classic. This song is so fun. It’s perfect for the singalong-type jumping, happy dancing that was made to do with friends you haven’t seen in a while.

The Knocks seem kickback-ready because they have the scruff game on lock.

We also have an expert opinion on record claiming that The Knocks are incredibly talented.

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Misterwives

One of the professional act headliners, Misterwives serves up delightful indie pop like this song, “Reflections”.

Are your ears happy yet?

Other than that one song I am completely lost on the rest of Misterwives’s stuff but I like what I hear so far and am looking forward to hear the rest of their catalogue on Monday.

Coin

Coin is an indie pop band that will open for the two professional acts. Our favorite song, “Oh No,” combines playful lyrics with an upbeat melody.

This song discusses the difficulty of a challenging relationship and the problems one can run into when it’s clear that one person should have broken up with the other but couldn’t because he or she “liked the view”. The view is nice ladies and gents.

The Unforgiven

At first we were upset that was their only video on YouTube but it’s actually awesome; they legitimately play in Georgetown townhouses for student parties. I’m just really disappointed that I was never invited to one.

They even sing “Wagon Wheel!” It might be a bit unseemly to call these guys hot because of their age. (Sorry members of The Unforgiven, but if it’s any conciliation we seriously love you.) Was that creepy too? Anyway they seem really chill and we feel like we already know them after watching this short documentary.

Tigers Are Bad For Horses

Tigers Are Bad For Horses, one of the two acts featuring Georgetown students, is a duo featuring Mary Ellen Funke (SFS ’15) and Lyell Roeder (COL ’13). The group just got together this year so their only video as of now is a cover:

Look for new music and original songs from them at the festival next week.

Peter Fanone

Peter Fanone (COL ’15) serves up some folky indie rock. This is our favorite song of his, especially because the music video was created by and stars Georgetown students.

Happy kicking back Hoyas! Check out the Kickback site to buy your tickets and I’ll see you there.

Full disclosure: The Hoya is a sponsor of Kickback.