Okay so one day my parents were fighting in the city because my dad kept going on about sex. She told him if he wasn’t willing to wait he wasn’t worth it. Walked away, never being in the city before and had no idea where she was going.

My dad followed her of course going on and on about how he wanted her to give it up. He happened to meet one of his friends he hasn’t seen in years, wanted to get his number, told her to wait, she said “I don’t give a fuck, bye!”

He stayed a few minutes before running after her saying “please just let me bring you to the bus station, let me help you!” She told him to go fuck himself she doesn’t need his help she’ll be fine.

So he stops her at this corner of Manhattan beside this guy in roller skates hanging out with his friend like “please blah blah give me a chance!”

He suddenly gives her this deer in the headlights kind of look and says, “Eileen, I know you’re upset and everything but this is John F Kennedy Jr.!!” and my mom straight up told him, “I DON’T GIVE A FUCK IF IT’S THE POPE OF ROME!”

And that is the story of how my parents made John F Kennedy Jr. laugh his ass off on a corner of Manhattan.

I know it’s hard right now - but continue to look for the small moments of good in this world. We will need it to survive.

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happy 100th birthday John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

“When we think of him, he is without a hat, standing in the wind and the weather. It can be said of him, as of few men in a like position, that he did not fear the weather, and did not trim his sails, but instead challenged the wind itself, to improve its direction and to cause it to blow more softly and more kindly over the world and its people.” -E.B. White

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Exactly 100 years ago today, on May 29, John F. Kennedy was born. He was the youngest man to ever take the office as President of the United States. His term in office would last only 1036 days, tragically cut short by the assassination that claimed his life, but his influence and presence are still felt today. 

Originally, John F. Kennedy wanted to be a writer or a teacher. He only ventured into politics after the death of his eldest brother Joe. In many ways, one could say that he helped write history and set out to teach the world about his own ideas. He was an idealist: one of the main points of his presidency would be to aid innovation, imagination, and invention. He is known for some great speeches, but the man himself did not have patience for idle chitchat that had no basis in reality. He set goals and always asked to be judged by the results those plans would provide. 

In some people’s opinion, no other President had a greater vision of what America should be than the vision Kennedy had for his nation. Never has his own quote “a man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on” been more true than on this day upon which we remember his life and legacy.

Happy 100th birthday, Mr Kennedy. 

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A very furry story from the history of the space race! Khrushchev’s move strikes me as brilliant: half, “we may be engaged in a cold war, but we’re still human!” and half, “the dogs we sent to space are already having babies. How’s NASA coming along?”

Apparently, Pushinka (which means “fluffy" in Russian) was examined before arriving at the White House to check for listening devices.

Images: Daniel Mogford/Flickr, Ralphdj/Wikimedia Commons, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

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Happy 100th Birthday John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

“There’ll be great presidents again … but there will never be another Camelot.” - Jackie Kennedy 

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I don’t mind most conspiracy theories, you know. 

Kubrick faked the moon landings. Roswell happened. Bigfoot is real. Obama’s a secret Kenyan. Bush did 9/11. Nonsense. It’s silly.

(Admittedly, I do have legitimate questions about JFK. But that’s besides the point.)

But shit like this is absolutely nauseating. Too cruel for words.