“We will bury you!” (Or something like that.)

On November 18, 1956, Communist leader Nikita Khrushchev, the head of the Soviet Union, attended a party at the Polish Embassy in Moscow. At that event, he made some boasting comments about the competition between Communism and “capitalist states” like the US. One of those comments included what would become Khrushchev’s most famous (and infamous) … Read more

“Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-one.” … In Ben-Hur, that's good.

Screenwriter, playwright and novelist Gore Vidal is linked to two famous quotations about whipping. One is a funny quip about the old form of corporal punishment called “birching” (whipping someone with a bundle of birch tree rods):        “I’m all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.” This quote appears in many … Read more