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 Posted: Tue Aug 18th, 2009 09:17 pm
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Moonmi
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Now I can't stop writing these things




Enjoy




 




THIRTY SECONDS OF HISTORY


SEPTEMBER 26, 1960
THE NIXON, KENNEDY DEBATES



Nixon sits in a make-up chair



A young man with a powder puff stands


with his hands on his hips


Ted Rogers (Nixon’s television adviser)


enters the room at a run


TED


What the hell is going on? We have to be on set in two


minutes


NIXON


This...This...


MAKE-UP ARTIST


Go ahead say it. You know you want to.


NIXON


(stammering)


This...


MAKE-UP ARTIST


The word is faggot Dick.


NIXON


This young man here wants me to put make-up on me. I’m not


wearing make-up. I’m not a.. a...


MAKE-UP ARTIST


The word is drag queen. You really do need to get out more


Dick.


TED


Stop calling him that! His name is Richard. Richard Nixon.


The Vice-President of the United States. Show some respect.


MAKE-UP ARTIST


I didn’t vote for him. I’m pulling my lever for that bronze


cutie from Massachusetts. Meow!


NIXON


Is that what you want me to look like out there Ted? Is it?  A Bronze cutie? Really?


MAKE-UP ARTIST


Honey. You couldn’t look any worse.


TED


Come on. We need to get to the set.


Nixon gets up from the chair and leaves


Ted holds back a moment



TED



I’ll deal with you later.



MAKE-UP ARTIST



I’m counting on it tiger.



He blows Ted a kiss


Ted catches it and puts it in his


pocket


 

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 Posted: Tue Aug 18th, 2009 09:58 pm
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Moonmi I love these 30 seconds in history! Absolutely hilarious and everything but politically correct, extra points for that!

The only thing is, will many people know who Ted Rogers is? Moreover, will they know about this event?

I only knew who Ted Rogers was by chance, I was told of the time Nixon attacked him and dug more into this.

However, even if they don't know, it'll get them interested in researching their history, which makes it even better!

 

Way to go!

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 Posted: Tue Aug 18th, 2009 11:13 pm
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Thanks.

I guess I'm writing to just amuse myself.

If somebody doesn't get something like you said maybe they'll look it up.

If you think of an event that might be fun to do send me a list.  I'll see what I can do with it.

 

Thanks

Moonmi

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 Posted: Tue Mar 16th, 2010 05:04 am
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Hah! Cool idea. First one of these I've read, going to find the others now.

Oh and, people will probably know about Nixon's (supposedly) fatal decision to not wear make-up. Hell, even I know, and I'm not even American. Or a history buff.

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