I was out on Long Island for work yesterday. I walked roughly a mile each way through the center of town from the LIRR station to the project site. Along the walk I passed four large, public, decorative clocks – two freestanding on the sidewalk and two on buildings. All had the incorrect time by at least two and half hours.
At City College. Nice surroundings make it easier to be charming on demand for six hours.
A few yards from Alexander Hamilton’s grave is Robert Fulton’s.
Or maybe Robert Fvlton’s. I’d argue that it’s a toss-up who had the bigger influence on American history: the man who helped create our government’s finances, or the man who (a) really helped popularize industrialization and (b) got the Supreme Court to speak up about interstate commerce.