52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.
The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to ‘blast the warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of 3 officers was required and thanks to him, the world was saved from being scarred badly.
His story is finally being told the BBC is airing a documentary on it.
thinking for yourself.
might just save the god damn world.
The Disney Channel used to air these little shorts about geniuses and historical people. At the end Genie would say, “Great minds don’t think alike. They think for themselves.”
*dr who theme*
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Other people have to get butt naked to stir their audience up like he does. Sexy motherfucker.
tag to end all tags.
FINALLY IT’S ON TUMBLR
Yeah, I might have watched a movie and gotten kind of mad.
This is seriously a trope I’d love to never see again though.
A nice visual representation of why I’m SO tired of the “talentless schlub saves the day” plot in action and genre movies.
I wouldn’t mind it so much if it was all about winning by working your ass off, giving credit to others where credit is due, and learning to be part of a team (and the times when that particular plot has worked for me, it’s usually been in that context — there are certainly movies I like that utilize the trope).
I wouldn’t mind it nearly so much if talentless, out-of-shape girl schlubs got to star in action movies and save the day too.
But in general, I’ve basically hit the NOPE point on it.
George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.
And, you know, a murderer gets to kill you once.
A writer gets to kill you again and again and again. Every time the work is read, you die again, you suffer the indignity again. And if I really don’t like you, I could kill in multiple works, or I could defame you in a way that no one knows it’s…
If you see any youtube channel with Night Vale episodes, especially one with ads, please report it. None of the money is going to the crew and it’s completely unfair.
Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.
Jesus called somebody an ass once because they where being rude to a crippled little old lady if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit then get out of my face.
Pretty sure that Jesus was also the first person to say, “don’t be a dick.”
I like cards against humanity because it’s offensive and because this is an actual review on their website they chose to publish:
OH MY GOD