Born On This Day: Richard Nixon

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I don’t give a shit what happens.
–Richard Nixon

Philip K. Dick literally believed (sometimes) that President Richard Nixon was the Emperor of Ancient Rome incarnate—and that he helped speed Tricky Dick’s impeachment by working with the otherworldly entity VALIS.

The intervention of Dick against Dick notwithstanding, the 37th president of the United States was probably his own worst enemy. Now he’s mainly remembered by the young ‘uns as a cartoon head in a jar; though I personally will always associate him with being the punchline for the 1996 Spalding Gray film Gray’s Anatomy as well as the guy who showed Jackie Gleason alien fetuses.

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“You’re expecting an angel and you get Nixon”: