Imagine if famous names throughout history had the technology to text or tweet their every thought to the public - like many A-listers do today.
One tongue-in-cheek blogger has done exactly that, posting the 'famous last texts' of some of history's greatest figures.
From President Abraham Lincoln to Captain Edward Smith - the doomed skipper of the Titanic - Cool Material blogger Mike Newman has created his very own comical homage.
Mr Newman, from South Brunswick Township, New Jersey, has Abraham Lincoln - who led America through the Civil War and promoted the rights of slaves - in the theatre where he was assassinated in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth.
Idle chit-chat: Blissfully unaware of the historic moment about to take place - namely his assassination - Lincoln's last texts complain about the lousey play he's watching and the uncomfortable seats
Instead of lofty thoughts - or even being engrossed in the play - the irreverent Mr Newman has Lincoln complaining to a friend about the dire theatrics he is enduring.
Using thoroughly modern text speak, Lincoln moans: ‘OMG, worst…play…ever. ‘Seats hurt and there’s like zero leg room. ‘Seriously couldn’t get any worse.’
Careful what you wish for: The Titanic's captain, Edward Smith, reveals that he wants to run the doomed ship into something, and is goaded by his lover: 'Into a what? You;re in teh middle of the sea'.
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