Did you know that Andrew Jackson was a lawyer before he became a senator? Thing is, he wasn't very good, and whenever he lost a case, he'd challenge the other lawyer to a duel, which he was much better at. One time, he got shot in the neck, and it wasn't fatal, but the bullet couldn't be removed, so it just stayed in his neck, and when he was president, if he didn't want to talk to somebody, he'd give it a jiggle and cough up blood and be all like "oh god (cough) i can't talk right now (gag) please go away" and then he'd wipe his mouth and be fine and do whatever the hell he wanted to. True story.
I forget where i was going with that. heres a blog.