Sunday, November 16, 2014

Something to Know - 16 November

One of my favorite topics involve the recurring condemnation of Former Chief Executive Richard Milhouse Nixon.  A person so full of insecurity and revenge that his character flaws overshadowed any bit of competence he may have ever had.   Thanks to the Minister of Awareness (David Levering), the great Harry Shearer has once again triumphed on this subject (where Paul Conrad of the LA Times left us).  As the Huffington Post puts it: 

 "Richard Nixon is famous for having recorded conversations in the oval office, and that led to some notoriously damning tapes of him. But what about the rest of the audio?

Harry Shearer, "Saturday Night Live" alum, voice of multiple "Simpsons" characters and member of faux British rock trio Spinal Tap, is kicking off a six-part series where he plays former President Richard Nixon. In "Nixon's The One," Shearer and a small cadre of actors recreate the recordings of Tricky Dick, his cabinet and constituents, showing the humor in their sometimes awkward conversations."

This is episode 1 of 6 on You Tube.  I hope that this whets your appetite and that you return for more:

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
-- Upton Sinclair

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