Nixon resigns – Aug 08, 1974 – HISTORY.com

On this day in History, Nixon resigns on Aug 08, 1974. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Source: Nixon resigns – Aug 08, 1974 – HISTORY.com

 

Of course, I couldn’t let today pass without mentioning what happened 42 years ago. Granted, I’ve run into more than my fair share of people that gave me a look of “Whaaaa?!” when I mentioned “Watergate,” but meh. It was 42 years ago, which may as well be the Middle Ages for today’s youth.

Here are more images from that wond’rous time.

 

Impeach Nixon Bumper Sticker Impeach Nixon Button Infamous Nixon Resignation Photo Nixon Impeachment Washington Post Nixon Resigns 1 Nixon Resigns 2 Nixon Resigns 3

 

(As a side note: the Stooges were not fans of Nixon and watched the hearings religiously–just found that out today from a co-worker that regularly visited them when he lived in California.)

Can you imagine living through all this?  I mean, sure, I lived through Clinton’s “impeachment” hearings, but with all the things they could’ve gotten him on, it was SEX?!

Then there was Reagan (another Stooge favorite!) and Iran-Contra, where he suddenly “forgot” everything. Of course, with what we know now, that might not have been far from the truth.

I wonder…if Trumpy’s elected, would he have to resign, or would Pence?

On an ending note, this should be the most glorious, snarky election EVAR, but I’m not feeling it. Mostly because Trump’s getting so much attention just being Trumpy, but it seems that all the fun (snark) has gone out of it, and it’s just a long, slow trudge for the next 92 days…

Fine For President 2016!

Fine For President!

THIS is the face of your next president. I don’t care if he’s never had any political aspirations, or the fact that I don’t know if he was liberal or conservative, or that he’s been dead longer than I’ve been alive, you can’t tell me that he’s any worse than the other folks running.

(How’s that for a run-on sentence?)

If you look at how the “candidates” are acting, it’s more like a Stooges short than you think.

Except..it’s not funny.

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a Halloween Stooge-a-thon!

Get your spook on with the Stooges!
Get your spook on with the Stooges!

Instead of drowning my unemployment anniversary sorrows with Diet Coke (or Diet Mountain Dew), I’ve decided to laugh in the face of continued in-between-engagement-ism (that’s a perfectly cromulent word!) and get started on my annual Hallowe’en B-movie thon a day early.

The first short on the list Three Pests in a Mess (1945), isn’t technically a “scare” short, but there’s a bit where the fellows run around the Ever-Rest Pet Cemetary with a “body” (actually a dummy that Curly “shot”). It’s funny and fast paced and interestingly, is one of the final shorts Curly would film before his stroke later in 1945. It’s amazing to see how much he aged in a matter of months. Funnily enough, the “old age” of 42 seemed ancient for the Stooges, but 42 now? A mere baby! Maybe people just lived harder back then.

The rest of the list includes the usual “spook” themed shorts, as well as the last short filmed–Flying Saucer Daffy (1957).  It’s a Besser-era short, which is “Niagara Falls!” for some Stooge fans, but you have to admit, Joe Besser was a talented comic, and he could hold his own with Moe and Larry…even though he didn’t really fit. Sometimes that worked (like this short), sometimes it didn’t (the reincarnation shorts).  Then again, after 20+ years, I’m not sure what would’ve worked after the deaths of Curly and Shemp.

Anyhoo, that’s the first half of the Halloween-a-Rama, the second begins tomorrow night!