Holiday greetings from President Kennedy: Don’t worry about the Russians bombing the North Pole and Santa Claus

December 19, 2014

In 1961 a little girl named Michelle wrote to President John F. Kennedy, expressing her fears that in a nuclear exchange, the Russians might bomb the North Pole, and Santa Claus might be lost.

President Kennedy’s response was human, and fatherly.

We should work to spread that spirit this season, and all seasons.

Tip of the old scrub brush, with pine-scented bubbles for the season, to the John F. Kennedy Library.


Stay back from this truck

December 19, 2014

You know those mudflaps with Yosemite Sam holding two six-shooters, and the caption “Back Off!?”

Shouldn’t this truck have those mudflaps?  Or would that be redundant?

Photo of a California-based

Photo of a California-based “honey wagon.” Via Dave Taylor and George Takei.

Tip of the old scrub brush to Dave Taylor and George Takei.


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