Tag Archives: Obama as Spock

No Eleven-Dimensional Chess Here

There’s a cliché for everything, even one for explaining Donald Trump’s impulsiveness. Early in his campaign, he blurted out that John McCain wasn’t a war hero at all. John McCain had been captured early in the Vietnam War. Sure, he … Continue reading

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Three-Dimensional Chess

The late sixties were odd, but it wasn’t all hippies and political chaos and Vietnam and the Stones versus the Beatles (a first-order marker of how rebellious one actually was) and then Woodstock and then Nixon – there was Star … Continue reading

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Reaching Maximum Dysfunction

It was a sad day here in Hollywood. Well, perhaps every day is a sad day in Hollywood, where whatever isn’t tacky is shabby, and bewildered tourists wander around wondering where the stars live. The stars live in Beverly Hills … Continue reading

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Nothing Doing

The Vietnam War was raging and escalating rapidly and the war protests were beginning – the college kids, and then the clergy, and then “normal” people were taking to the streets – and in August, 1965, there were the Watts … Continue reading

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How It’s Done

Maybe it’s stagecraft. Out here in Hollywood they make movies and television shows that open with a bang – some amazing action sequence or puzzle that acts as the hook – but that’s followed by narrative exposition and character background, … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Politics

If you listen to Sean Hannity every night on Fox News – not recommended actually – you will learn that President Obama is the most hated American president ever – and he’s so hated no one will vote for him, … Continue reading

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