I remember first hearing the name Bridget Bardot in the lyrics to “Message of Love” by The Pretenders. Thinking about that led me to remember what is perhaps my favorite Christmas song:
Budapest (along with Sofia) is one of the Eastern European cities I’d like to visit. I have a Hungarian lawyer friend in New York who is heavily involved in The Nylon Fusion Theater Company. I am jealous of him for the time and opportunity he has. But, he graduated from Duke.
Nikita Khrushchev filled the power vacuum in the USSR after Uncle Joe stroked out. At least he did after a multitude of killing off his opponents and further Party wrangling. Cuban Missile Crisis, shoe banging at the UN, forced out of power in 1964. He was allowed by the Party to retire in Moscow and write his memoirs before he died in 1971.