September 26th 1960: First televised debate
On this day in 1960 the first televised debate took place in Chicago between US presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F Kennedy. The debate drew an audience of 66 million viewers and is one of the most widely watched broadcasts in US history. The debate arguably determined the outcome of the election, and signified a shift to more image-centred politics. Radio listeners thought the Republican Nixon had won the debate on the substance of his arguments, but television viewers believed it to be the young, attractive Democrat Kennedy, rather than the sweaty and uncomfortable Nixon. Kennedy went on to win the 1960 election and televised debates are now a central part of presidential campaigns.
Kevin Smith explaining how Johnny Depp asked him if he could wear a dick on his face as a nose in ‘Tusk’ (2014) (x)
And thus proving what we already knew - that Johnny Depp is really just a 5-year-old child in an expensive hat.
current emotion: any picture of spike the dinosaur from land before time
Again, can we take a moment to appreciate this man. Look at him with his bastard cat and bastard good looks.
When your best friend is doing something weird in public and you’re trying to be normal