Why Am I Obsessed By Nixon?

The great Carl Sagan, in The Demon-Haunted World : “Occasionally, a vegetable or a pattern of wood grain or the hide of a cow resembles a human face. There was a celebrated eggplant that closely resembled Richard M Nixon. What shall we deduce from this fact?” I won’t continue with the quotation, but it may be worth posing the question: What can we deduce from the fact that I am obsessed with Nixon – to an extent I had never quite realised? Soon, inevitably, I shall have to drum up a recipe for eggplant and mashed potato.

6 thoughts on “Why Am I Obsessed By Nixon?

  1. To help you find closure on your Nixon obsession contempate the fact that on 11/02/1858 Bernadette Soubirous had her first vison of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes.

  2. Personally speaking, I would like to see categories for both Potuses (Potae?) and the BVM.
    On the subject of famous faces in food (‘I saw Jesus in a tortilla,’ being a particular favourite…), keen DIY-ers may like to try their hand at creating their own religious food relic with the help of a Jesus Pan: http://www.jesuspan.com.

  3. Let me see – Precolombian Nahua Deities, Carl Sagan and now Richard Nixon. What do you think of the possibility that you and I are actually the same person somehow decanted into two separate and autonomous entities by some freak accident in a time machine (which I logically deduce is yet to occur)? Both Mexico and Carl Sagan changed my life, and I had a Nixon fixation which became particularly pronounced in 1989 when said ex-president appeared as a recurring (and sympathetic) character in a cartoon strip I drew at the time. For me it all started with Spiro Agnew and I reverse-engineered from there, if you see what I mean.
    This really is uncanny.
    Did you ever worship (for a brief period) Ringo Starr (‘The Luckiest Man in the World’)? If yes, I think we may need to submit ourselves to the appropriate temporal authorities for investigation.

  4. CMA : Careful reading of the Hooting Yard Archive 2003-2006 will reveal a number of mentions of Ringo Starr. To take just one instance, in “Glib Hatter”, a vaporous apparition of Mr Starr floats over the rooftops.

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