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    Anecdotal Observations On History & Politics

    Thursday
    Feb192015

    Life Imitated Art in 'Wag the Dog'

    If you've recently watched Barry Levinson's famed political satire "Wag the Dog, you may notice how the scandal depicted in the film appears to spoof the real-life scandal that enveloped the Clinton White House in the late 90s.

    There's no question that the young girl who accuses the fictionalized President of sexual harassment in the film bears a striking resemblance to Monica Lewinsky, beret and all. Even the composure of the shot resembed the angle

    Yet the parallels were purely coincidental, as Barry Levinson later confirmed. "Wag the Dog" was released on December 17, 1997, one month before the Lewinsky scandal broke on The Drudge Report on January 17, 1998.

    Sunday
    Feb082015

    WWI Infographic: British vs German Airships

    Wednesday
    Dec312014

    New Year's 1871

    An 1871 Harper's Magazine illustration of increasing intoxication on New Year's:

     

     

    Thursday
    Aug072014

    Before Nixon's Resignation Speech

    “Blonds photograph better than brunettes."

    “My friend Ollie always wants to take a lot of pictures of me. I’m afraid he’ll catch me picking my nose.”