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6.01.2005

But who was "Long Dong Silver"?

While the identity of "Deep Throat", fabled Watergate informant has finally been confirmed, those in the loop are still pondering the existence of the lesser-known, but no-less important ancillary informant, "Long Dong Silver".

The hoopla reminds me of one of the most distressing, yet amusing events of my post-secondary educational "career". One of the classes I took at the local Community College (we'll refer to it as "RETCH" as that's not far off from the sound made when actually pronouncing the real acronym) was a politics/government class. One of the things you need to realize is that, despite the fact this was RETCH, the student body was a bit older/wiser. My prof was actually a city councilman, and fairly interesting. As we were leading up to the Watergate scandal, and the attendant roles that Woodward/Bernstein played, one of the students asked the most horrifying questions ever.

"Um. What is this whole "water gate" thing you guys are talking about?"

Granted, the girl was young, but she was indeed a US citizen, and attended a school that is known for its academics. How you could get to the age of 19 (being generous) without knowing anything about Nixon, and Watergate is beyond me.

Then again, this is the same class that didn't see the humor in an photo poking fun at the Elian Gonzalez situation, using the famous Lee Harvey Oswald with his Manlicher-Carcano rifle image. (They had to have it explained to them, because they didn't know the Oswald image.) Gah.

Anyway, Long Dong, if you're out there, don't let Deep Throat hog the spotlight.

3 Comments:

Blogger zann said...

watching all the newspeople attempt to repeatedly say "Deep Throat" with a straight face has been amusing.

and not having a clue what Watergate is at that age? i'm constantly amazed...

12:15 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

i am SO lame. everytime i think about Long Dong Silver i giggle and see flashes of The Donger from Sixteen Candles. *teeeheeee*.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Special Sauce said...

Hidy, Zann! Thanks for speakin' up!

And I know, it boggles my mind that she had no idea! Every year they publish that list of "what incoming college freshmen know" and it makes me feel older and older and older.

Steph- HEE! Oh man, did I love that movie. "Hot stuff!"

2:26 PM  

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