a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Uncanny Coincidences

Monday, March 26, 2012

Uncanny Coincidences

SUMMARY: Lincoln and Taj MuttHall.

I've been doing a little research and I've discovered that there are many uncanny similarities between Taj MuttHall and Abraham Lincoln.

  • Abe is one syllable; Taj is one syllable. Lincoln is two syllables; MuttHall is two syllables. OoooooOOOO!
  • Abe had a son named Tad; Human Mom has a site named Taj.
  • Lincoln failed in all attempts to be elected to the U.S. Senate; Taj MuttHall has also never been elected to the U.S. Senate.
  • Lincoln married Mary, Taj MuttHall is merely merry.
  • If you rearrange the letters in Abraham Lincoln, they spell "Oh Man! Brain call," and if that doesn't apply to Taj MuttHall, I don't know what does!
  • Abraham Lincoln was a mere 56 years old when he was shot in a theater.
    Taj MuttHall Human Mom is a mere 56 years old and has tickets to the theater for tomorrow night. I hope there aren't any uncanny further coincidences occurring at that venue. I can assure you that I will not drive there in a Ford.


  1. ummm.....hope the show is good tomorrow night, but don't sit in the last row.

  2. Whoa, where in the world did you come up with that? A+++ for creativity! :-)

    1. This is like the "where do you get your ideas?" question that people ask [us] writers. I was reading one of those "zillion places to go before you die" books, and one of the entries was about the "lincoln trial"--an unofficial series of locations related to lincoln's life. Something in there (don't remember what) made me go to Wikipedia to read about him, and saw that he died at 56, which was a bit of a shocker since I always thought of him as an old guy and me as a young person, but no, that was MY age. I meant to include that in one of the "miscellany" posts but forgot. Also meant to mention that I had a theater ticket. Somehow the two things connected (lincoln dying in a theater) and then of course any time you talk about the circumstances of lincoln's death, you HAVE to roll out the traditional list of coincidences with Kennedy's death, many of which are just bogus, or you can come up with your own coincidences that are probably equally as valid, but moslty I wanted to make it a fun post, and there it was.

  3. Very cool! I love how it all came together. And yeah, funny how one's definition of "old" evolves over time...

    Also love the new header photo!