Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

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The Khrushchev story Frankie Nickels told is all true, by the way, just about every word. (The Mayor of Los Angeles actually gave the speech insulting the Chairman at a separate function from the Hollywood luncheon.) Frankie only tells true stories.

Who was it that recommended K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude, Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America’s Most Unlikely Tourist by Peter Carlson to me? Fabulous book: all sorts of neat tangents and details and context, plus the added fun that–every two or three pages–you’re struck by the same thought over and over – Holy shit, this really happened.

Check it out, cats and kittens.


  1. I might have mentioned it…one of my favorite non fiction reads. Picked it up after reading Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy by the same author which is very good as well.

    I’m reading Frank: The Voice right now which I think I first heard about on this site. Only on chapter 11 but I’m thoroughly enjoying it. It helps to be able to google image some of the musicians and starlets and to check out some of those early recordings on YouTube.

    • Thoughts On The Dead

      September 7, 2017 at 1:38 am

      Then, thank you very much. Had that story rattling around in my head since I read the book.

      The Frank book is just great, and the second volume is even more fun. He just gets meaner with age.

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