President Richard Nixon resigned from office on August 9, 1974. Berkeley residents
took to the streets (Telegraph Avenue, a short walk from where I lived) to
The R. J. Reynolds company had a new advertising campaign for Camel cigarettes:
"Meet the Turk. He smokes for pleasure." The billboard on Telegraph Avenue was
altered by vandals to read "Meet the Turd." This amused me to no end; I was
unable to stifle my laugh for the next two blocks after I saw it.