Speaking of Geniuses
posted by October 19 at 13:37 PMon
Not only is the kid playing Nixon an unprecedented comic actor, but whoever made this video (and I’m guessing it’s the kid playing Nixon) creatively misses(?) reinterprets(?) the Watergate scandal for today’s consumption.
For example, rather than giving us any of Nixon’s famous lines (“I am not a crook”), he gives us “America is safe.”
America is safe?? This has nothing to do with Watergate…and everything to do with 9/11…which gives the audience a weird lens on today’s students trying to make sense of 1973.
Weird & beautiful how the lacking understanding of Watergate translates.
If this was a project for his high school history class, I imagine he got a C minus. I say shortlist him for Stranger Genius 2007.