Topic: JFK

Shelved Dolls: Judy Campbell: JFK’s Favorite Mistress (Who Was Not Marilyn Monroe)

 Shelved Dolls:  Judy Campbell: JFK's Favorite Mistress (Who Was Not Marilyn Monroe)

Did you know that JFK was the first American President to pardon a Thanksgiving turkey? He was. The tradition is often said to originate with George Bush (#41) but that was just the first Official Pardon. When JFK was presented with a turkey wearing a bib emblazoned, “Good eating, Mr. President”, he apparently turned to Jackie and declared, “Why don’t we just keep it?”

I think about that anecdote a lot when I consider JFK, because otherwise I just judge him as that jerk who really dicked over Marilyn Monroe.

Well that . . . and Civil Rights. Those two things. More »

Is The Oxford Comma Something You Care About? What About Stripper Outfits?

Is The Oxford Comma Something You Care About? What About Stripper Outfits?

I’d like to imagine JFK and Stalin care about the Oxford comma in this instance, even if we never do anymore. And, in an effort to make this a fashion/beauty based post, instead of just “a fun shout out to people who love grammar and think commas are sexy” – which stripper outfit is better, JFK’s or Stalin’s? The answer is Stalin’s, obviously, although I think it’s fair to say one would feel more comfortable wearing JFK’s. So. There are going to be two polls on this now, one on whether you are for or against the Oxford comma one on whether Stalin or JFK has the better outfit. Here are the polls. More »