Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Nixon Speaks

Lincoln Center"When I compare the monstrosity of Lincoln Center with the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, I realize how decadent the modern art and architecture have become."
-Recently released documents from the Richard Nixon collection show the 37th president to have been something of an aesthete, and not actually wrong about everything.

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HonoriaGlossop (#1,247)

….And then we abandoned the Academy to build the Kimmel Center, where the acoustics are worse than my office bathroom. (And less entertaining.)

Matt (#26)

+9,000 (You beat me to it!)

HonoriaGlossop (#1,247)

Depressing, isn't it? I love the Academy.

Sssh! Philadelphia needs all the good press it can get. And the philistine ravings of America's least popular dead president is about the best they've had in a long while. Thank you, Michael Vick.

jfruh (#713)

There's lots of negative terms I'd use for Lincoln Center — "alienating," "vast and dehumanizing" — but "decadent" isn't one of them. Doesn't something have to be sinisterly gay to be decadent? Lincoln Center strikes me as fairly sexless.

HiredGoons (#603)

If Richard Nixon could sniff out anything, you'd think it would be sinisterly gay. I mean, he had how many decades with Hoover?

La Cieca (#1,110)

By "decadent," Nixon meant "Jew."

KarenUhOh (#19)


gregorg (#30)

Philip Johnson + opera =?

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