Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln

You’ve heard it, but you probably don’t know that this classic twisted joke referring to Lincoln’s assassination (which occurred 150 years ago today) is attributable to Fletcher Knebel (1911-1993), author of the satirical column about government called “Potomac Fever,” who wrote in 1957:

“What TV interviewing would have been at the time of the Civil war: ‘Well, aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?’