Wednesday, December 27, 2006
False History Lesson of the Day, #1
The late Gerald R. Ford is probably best known for issuing WIN buttons to every American man, woman, and child in 1974. WIN, of course, stood for "Wield Invincible Nunchucks," thereby starting the craze for martial arts films. President Ford, a third-degree black belt, was rewarded for his efforts with a cameo appearance in the classic film Enter the Dragon. Look for him in the famous subway chase scene as an L train conductor. Ford was able to ride his renown in popular culture to a record four terms as president.