On Sunday night I watched The Manchurian Canidate, a Cold War era American film starring Frank Sinatra. In some ways it is showing its age (Communist governments from China, North Korea and the USSR... cooperating? Ha!) but it is nevertheless really well done, and paints a picture of American politics that would seem black by todays standards, let alone 1962's. Also, it helps you to better understand the lyrics to Slipknot's Wait and Bleed. Seriously.