Tag Archives: 70’s

He Wasn’t Called “Tricky Dicky” for Nothing

Richard M Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) I have a rather jaundiced view of this time period in American history. I was still young enough to be an idealist, and I had a decidedly (small ‘l’) liberal … Continue reading

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Just Don’t Compare Trump to Nixon: He Doesn’t Like It

Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal (2022) We’ve been watching this limited CNN series for the past week. None of it is new, except for linking Donald Trump’s actions to those of Richard Nixon in 1972. The common denominator is insecurity. … Continue reading

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This is a Sweet (but Improbable) Film for Kids

Benji (2018) I’m not entirely sure if I saw the original “Benji” from 1974, which this latest film is based on, so I have no way of comparing them. The dog featured in this recent one is very well-trained to … Continue reading

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“Mixed Feelings” about the Truckers’ Blockade:

It’s Been Two Whole Weeks Now Wow! This ‘protest’ has been going on for a fortnight. And, as is usually the case, it is divisive as hell. Now, my normal stance in these matters is to side with the ones … Continue reading

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The Double Irony of an Agent Mossad called “Angel”

Ashraf Marwan (February 4, 1944 – June 27, 2007) I watched this film on Netflix last night. Other than the fact that almost half of it was subtitled, it proved fascinating viewing. The point-of-view taken by the producers was that … Continue reading

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“Stuff” Happens When the Stars Align

Patty Hearst (February 20, 1954) A fellow astrologer-blogger calls Patty Hearst, Jeffrey Epstein’s granddaughter, referencing the fact that Epstein is William Randolph Hearst reincarnated. CaptMcCoy also thinks that what happened to Patty Hearst was a random ‘joke’ played by some … Continue reading

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The Inspiration for John Lennon’s “Imagine”

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018) Call it Serendipity, call it Kismet, call it in time for dinner: we wouldn’t have watched this Channel 4 film on Netflix last night if there had not been an interruption to … Continue reading

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I Wonder Who’s Kissinger Now?

This joke got stuck in my head this morning as I was waking up. That’s usually a sign that something is about to happen. And it will probably be about Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s peace negotiator in the early 1970’s. By … Continue reading

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One Mustn’t Mock the Afflicted Even in (a) Play

Bankrupture (1978) A bit ahead of the curve, I chose this title for my play about banking and being bankrupt. Now, the word is fair game for everyone, 43 years later. In the play, I discuss what working in a … Continue reading

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A British Term that has Foreigners Scratching their Heads

Don’t Get into a Tiswas “Today Is Saturday: Watch And Smile” This was a children’s television program on ITV between 1974 and 1982. I never saw it. tiswas in British English (ˈtɪzˌwɒz) NOUN a state of anxiety, confusion or excitement Collins English Dictionary The … Continue reading

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