Tricky Dick meets RoboCop

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34 Responses to “Tricky Dick meets RoboCop”

  1. Christopher says:

    “So, would you like to come work for me as a ‘plumber’?” 

  2. welcomeabored says:

    ‘Murphy is pronounced dead at the hospital and OCP subsequently takes his body and utilizes parts of the remains in the construction of the first RoboCop.’  – Wiki

    It’s possible RoboCop had a ‘tricky dick’, as well.

  3. Brainspore says:

    So that’s where he got the idea.

  4. Kenmrph says:

    For a moment there it felt like seeing dinosaurs and cavemen in the same exhibit.

  5. TheOven says:

    Who stole RoboCop’s Chin?

  6. Preston Sturges says:

    Probably not Peter Weller who was only 1″ taller than Nixon

  7. snagglepuss says:

    Robocop was only about 17% human.

    Which STILL makes him more human that Nixon ever was.

    • psion says:

       Naaah. Nixon showed all the usual human traits. Vanity … insecurity … and corruptibility by power. Nixon was a wake-up call about the political elite with a simple message: don’t trust anyone in that kind of position.

      • mccrum says:

        Nixon definitely left a lot of voters with a fear of beltway insiders.  Elected Presidents after Nixon:  Peanut farmer Carter, actor Reagan, VP Bush, Governor Clinton, Governor Bush, Senator Obama was the first person who had a job inside the beltway prior to the Presidency for thirty years.

        • Preston Sturges says:

          GHW Bush 41 was a total insider (ambassador, head of CIA), but off the radar screen.  And the GOP is finally exhausting its supply of Nixon henchmen (Rove was a campaign volunteer but not a crony). 

  8. mccrum says:

    I like to think of a really awkward moment where a nervous Nixon joked “I, ah, I am not a crook!  Heh.”

  9. Jones Rossi says:

    Mr. Nixon, you have 20 seconds to drop the weapon.

  10. In the movie, it is mentioned in news coverage in the background that two former presidents living in California have been killed in an accidental firing of an SDI laser satellite, the implication being it was Nixon and Reagan who were killed. Presumably, this is the connection that led to Nixon being recruited to promote the movie.

  11. Rhyolite says:

    That’s creepy…it is also creepy to think that RoboCop was a lot closer in time Watergate than it is to today.

    • mccrum says:

      It probably won’t make you feel any better to know that Back to the Future is closer to 1955 than to today.  Kicker:  By nearly a decade.

    • Felton / Moderator says:

      I was born right before Watergate.  Nixon could have stolen candy from me while he was still president!

      • Rhyolite says:

        I am probably about the same age so I don’t remember any thing from Watergate – it was something from a history class, while RoboCop was part of my childhood.  This makes for a weird juxtaposition.

  12. Ito Kagehisa says:

    My father met Nixon at Canaveral, and returned home in a state of high dudgeon, absolutely ranting, which was not his wont.  “I can’t believe I voted for that fool!” I think was the most repeated statement.  He said that Nixon had the mind of a child, and clearly didn’t mean that in any good way.

  13. chris jimson says:

    I’d buy that for a dollar!

  14. Halloween_Jack says:

    “No, no, it’s Dick Jones you want!”

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