This blog is a spinoff of the author's original blog, Lugubrious Drollery. As the original blog evolved, the obscure 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was the subject of numerous posts. It seemed appropriate to move those posts to a blog dedicated to Pierce. Not above cheap trickery to draw visitors to the blog, the author chose the title in a feeble attempt to capitalize on the current popularity of body modification. If you came here expecting to see hardware in belly buttons, I offer my sincere apologies. Please stay and look around. BTW, the slogan in the header is a slogan for Franklin Pierce's 1852 presidential bid. It's a play off the name of former president James Polk.