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    ABC did a wonderful 2 hour recap of Watergate.
    What a total cock-up it was.
    It began with the lookout guy, who was supposed to be watching for cops from an office across the street. Instead, he turned on a tv and got enthralled with "Attack Of The Puppet People".
    It was all downhill from there.
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    I watched this program, an amazing story.

    I didn't really learn anything new from it. But the show was pretty thorough and well documented.


    hahahahaha, the time of airing this special was none to subtle.

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    It prompted me to learn and remember a bit more about Mark Felt.

    "The Attorney General in the Carter administration, Griffin B. Bell, investigated, and on April 10, 1978, a federal grand jury charged Felt, Miller, and Gray with conspiracy to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens by searching their homes without warrants."

    (A " Black Bag" man, he was pardoned by Ray Gun)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    It prompted me to learn and remember a bit more about Mark Felt.

    "The Attorney General in the Carter administration, Griffin B. Bell, investigated, and on April 10, 1978, a federal grand jury charged Felt, Miller, and Gray with conspiracy to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens by searching their homes without warrants."

    (A " Black Bag" man, he was pardoned by Ray Gun)
    See, so there it is.

    All the parts are here:

    1) 'Reagan', which can easily be corrupted to 'Ray Gun',

    2) Ray Gun was often accused of practicing 'cowboy politics/, especially in the realm of foreign affairs, and

    3) Ray Gun suffered from hydrocephalus, which makes yer brain-pan go into overpressure mode, and kick out weird, rambling incoherent attempts at language.


    1) Ray Gun.

    2) Cowboy.

    3) Spaced Out.


    Space Cowboy with a Ray Gun?

    I don't know, but I have been trying to make a decent joke outta those three parts for damned near forty years, now, and I just can't seem to make it 'snap', you know what I mean?

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    I don't think he had Hydrocephalus, he was just an idiot. Another celebrity thinking he was presidential material, but in reality just another corporate puppet. Corporate love those puppet types, and a little flattery goes a long way. Usually a war or some other profitable escapade is the result.



    (My mother at about 50 had Hydrocephalus and if left untreated the progression is pretty brutal.
    She was undiagnosed for quite a while until a neurosurgeon introduced himself to my father at a public park and suggested that the "shuffle" in her walk was very likely that. Soon after she had a shunt put in place, but by then the damage was mostly done)
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    Jake, I am very sorry to learn of your mother's affliction.

    I would not wish it upon any one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Ray Gun
    of course, it brings back Gill Scott Herons triumph - "B Movie", a must listen to for anyone with 15 mins on their hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post


    Space Cowboy with a Ray Gun?
    I'm thinking something slap stick, along the lines of Q="Why did Noddy have a bell in his hat?" A="Cause he was a tool....." kind of thing?

    "What does Noddy and a Spaced out Cowboy with a Ray Gun have in common?"
    “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge” - Charles Darwin (1809–1882)

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