American Presidents Turn Bad-Ass

President’s day, or Washington’s Birthday, have it any way you like it, is all about national traditions and such, but there’s always a geeky angle to everything. Artist Jason Heuser decided to have some fun with American Presidents from a distant past, making them look cooler than they really were (except for Teddy).

How? By having Abe riding a bear, George Washington shooting zombies, Andrew Jackson handling aliens, Thomas Jefferson fighting Gorillas and more.

Abraham Lincoln

Did you know Abraham Lincoln used to go riding on bears? It goes well with his Vampire hunting persona we’ll get to see this summer. In terms of  educational facts, Abraham Lincoln was president between 1861 and 1865, before being assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson did not kill aliens. I don’t think the idea of aliens was even around during Jackson’s time. He was the seventh president of the United States, staying in office between 1829 and 1837. He did end his presidency with some bad-assery, saying he regrets not shooting Henry Clay or hanging John Calhoun.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR actually fits the Avatar-like robot suit. The only American president to be elected to more than two terms, FDR was in office between 1933 and 1945. He passed away on April 12, 1945, shortly after being elected to a fourth term.

George Washington

George Washington, zombie killer? Just doesn’t sit right, right? The 1st president of the United States (1789-1797). Could have been a dictator, according to rumors, but actually chose not too. Good for him, I guess.

Teddy Roosevelt

If there was ever a bad-ass American president, Theodore Roosevelt would be that guy. He was president between 1901-1909, but he’s just as remembered for being a crazy hunter. He’s also the only person ever to receive the title of Chief Scout Citizen.

Thomas Jefferson

The third president of the United States was the principal author of the Deceleration of Independence, the one Nicholas Cage stole during the last time he made a decent movie. He was in office between 1801-1809, and as the years go by, he seems less and less like the good president everyone pictured him to be.