Now more than ever

September 6th, 2004 § Three comments

My work-avoidance tactic this morning: watching more old presidential campaign commercials. I especially like this treacly 1972 ad for Nixon. Who, I wonder, thought it wise to make an ad for Richard Fucking (expletive deleted) Nixon that opened with a shot of a butterfly? Meanwhile, George McGovern, who had Watergate and Vietnam to talk about, apparently couldn’t do any better than a weird little newspaper montage and a stream-of-consciousness monologue from an undecided voter.

Three comments

  • Jenn says:

    On September 26th, the PFA is going to show some campaign cartoons [and some subversive ones too] from the 50s and 60s. It’s called The McBoing Boing Revolution and looks pretty good.

  • Jeff says:

    Yeah, I saw that in their calendar. It looks awesome. There’s also a city-planning-related movie at the Parkway that afternoon, though, and I think I already committed to seeing it. I’ll let you know if I change my mind.

  • Jenn says:

    Okay. I’m not sure if I’m going either – for some reason I often flake on attending PFA events – but it certainly looks interesting. If you go, I’ll go.

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