John Hancock signing his name extra large so the King of England would know exactly who was telling him to go fuck himself. TFM.

  1. older row

    nice move, I’d like to see more badass historical references and less over-used movie references on this site.

    13 years ago at 12:01 pm
  2. LiveAndDieThetaChi

    It’s about time a true TFM was posted, so sick of the shit being posted lately.

    13 years ago at 12:10 pm
    1. Haveyouseenillmerica

      I’m not quite sure how to to something so fraught with ineptitude, imbecility, and misplaced arrogance. As best I can tell you are either:

      a) An illegal foreigner from a third world country, with no knowledge of either the history of America or of the fantastical creation of man called “google” (because a semi-retarded monkey could use google to see that John Hancock did sign his name larger on the Declaration of Independence).
      b) Some kind of robot that doesn’t understand the most basic principles of something we normal people like to call ‘humor’
      c) A moron.

      I’m going to go with C as my final answer.

      13 years ago at 8:33 pm
    2. older row

      while I love this TFM, I think Fratstr is contesting the misconception that the Declaration was a direct letter to the King, and also that he signed his name largest specifically so the King would see it first. As president of the CC at the time the Declaration was adopted, he would probably be expected to sign his name prominently, and the the purpose of the Declaration was to inform the colonists, not just the King.

      Here’s a relatively unscholarly article about this, but it’s the clearest and simplest one I could find:
      http://www.snopes.com/history/american/hancock.asp

      13 years ago at 10:54 am