Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nixon and Kissinger by Robert Dallek

This one was a slog to finish. If you ever wondered how to make one of the most interesting and complex characters ever to be President boring, this is your textbook. Dallek misunderstands Nixon and paints him as entirely one-dimensional. The book itself is repetitive and filled with facts that don't add up to any kind of narrative.

Dallek's style also irritated me. He alternated between calling Kissinger "Kissinger" and "Henry" and jumped in often with editorial assertions that weren't backed up by evidence.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Song of the Week: Lazy Days

This sounds more like a summer tune, but this time of year a lot of people take off to use up any unused PTO they accrued during the year. So, as Eric Lindell recommends, take yourself a lazy day or two.

Friday, November 16, 2018

MST3k Friday: Innuendo Quickies

With another new season coming next week, here's a new MST3K Friday.

"A well oiled chassis is coming up your backside."