Between Richard Nixon and this thing below, how on earth did the United States survive the year 1974?  I was watching the long “American Experience” documentary on Nixon the other night with my oldest son, and it was really something to see overripe crappiness everywhere. The hair, the clothes, the cars, the … everything. No wonder we got Nixon. Watching this clip below brings flashbacks to the near-toxic surges of sugar that coursed through my wee, seven-year-old veins as I hoovered in my third bowl of Cap’n Crunch with Crunchberries and beheld these three fruits of American civilization, anno Domini MCMLXXIV: