Ray Bradbury is a name synonymous with one book, Fahrenheit 451, a novel set in a twisted future version of America where books are burned on sight. The book is well-regarded as a literary classic and it has been studied by academics for decades, some of whom once told Bradbury, to his face, that he was wrong about his own book.
President Taft is known mostly for two things being president of the USA and being a lard-ass, now guess which one of those things people remember him for and which one of them we’re going to talk about today?
Though today the Waltz is seen as a quaint throwback to a bygone era of fly pants and fabulous wigs, when the thing was first introduced, it was a total game changer. Primarily because it was the one of the first dances that let you “accidentally” touch your partner’s butt, which is always a plus.
If you saw someone whip out a huge wad of money, shrug and then burn it, it’s likely that person would be on their way to hospital with a serious case of “multiple face slaps to the stupid face” with a wad of singed money punched into the back of their throat. With that in mind it’s probably a good idea you never met Gordon Bennett, a man who had the foresight to die 100 years before this was published, the coward.
It’d be an impossible feat to talk about all of the people who made the rescue of hostages during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege possible, so today we’re just going to talk about the pilots who played a small, but crucial role that fateful day 34 years ago.