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Richard Nixon playing badminton

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by kwun, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    Just saw this:

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    this the caption: R Nixon in HK 1964. He had just been defeated by Kennedy in a presidential election not long before. The went on a world tour and relearn world politics. Won the 2nd time.
     
  2. visor

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    Panhandle grip... no wonder he lost... ;)
     
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    LOL! Epic comment! :D
     
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    Where was this photo taken? Hong Kong?
     
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    Yep! At least according to the caption. I didn't know that Richard Nixon had such a whimsical side! :p
     
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    Hmmm, this begs a new thread: "Who would win in their prime? Nixon or Putin?"
     
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    Wrong footwork, lol
     
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    Nice pose though. Racket seem too short. Should change the thread title--what is wrong with this picture?
     
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    cameron is better..

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    Playing sports while wearing office wear. Wow that's something weird :p
     
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    world leaders playing badminton, nice!
     
  12. Fidget

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    Who knows why politicians think that it's endearing. It's just goofy.
    This candidate lost the Canadian election in 1974, not least because of this newpaper photo: :crying:
     

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    Not in the mid-1970's and before :)

    Nothing wrong with a panhandle grip in receiving the shuttle at that height. By the way the finger curls around the handle, it looks like he's played racket sports before :)
     

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