June 20, 1963: United States and Soviet Union Establish Emergency “Hot Line”
On this day in 1963, the United States and Soviet Union agreed to establish a “hot line” communication system between the two nations. The system intended to help diffuse ongoing tension after the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.
President Kennedy declared, “This age of fast-moving events requires quick, dependable communication in time of emergency.” As a result, the “hot line” acted as a 24-hour-a-day direct link between Washington D.C. and Moscow for fast communication during an emergency or possible nuclear attack.
The emergency “hot line” has not been used by either nation.
Watch the film Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go To War to learn more.
Photo: President John F. Kennedy (seated at desk) delivers a radio and television address to the nation regarding the Soviet Union’s military presence in Cuba. Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C on October 22, 1962 (John F. Kennedy Library and Museum)
You’re so fucking cute I just want to kiss your cute stupid face and cuddle the shit out of you and hold your fucking hand and I hate you.
You’re one in a million. That means there are 320 of you in the United States. Find yourself. Start an army. Overthrow the government of a small midwestern town. Run shit.
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Claudius: “Give me some light!”
Gertrude: “This play is not strangely familiar at all. Not even a little bit.”
Hamlet: “I KNEW IT, I FREAKING KNEW IT.”
Ophelia: “Does this mean you’ll stop groping me under my skirt?”
Player King: “…we are SO not getting paid for this show.”
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I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”
I feel so conflicted right now
That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era.