Frank J. has a rather den Bestian post on what it must have been like behind the scenes when Josef Stalin decided to try to kill John Wayne. My favorite snippet:

“Our intelligence says that John Wayne is currently in a bar with another actor Ronald Reagan,” said another advisor.

“Send our agents to kill him now!” Stalin ordered.

“What about Ronald Reagan?”

“He is just a B-movie actor; he is no threat to the Soviet Union,” Stalin said dismissively.


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