This is from May, 1963. A year later, Khrushchev will be forced into retirement, so we did find out who would be so much worse to deal with after he was gone. Was he seen to be on the ropes then? Nina was Nikita’s second wife, although they didn’t marry until 1965.
Yes, CIDU discourages political discussions, but the statute of limitations on this one is likely past.
Okay, it is funny that even in this stilts-in-the-water circumstance there is a separate little doghouse in the back yard, complete with feeding bowls. But is that the joke? Does it explain the things hanging from the outer walls of the houses? Boat bumpers?? What are the things stacked on either side of the big house? Lobster traps?? Are they out for a row instead of a walk?
From Ooten Aboot, with an illuminating commentary:
In 1874, a similar culture clash happened in real life when Montreal’s McGill University challenged Harvard to a two game “football” match. To McGill, “football” meant Rugby, while Harvard followed “Boston Rules”, a version of Soccer with limited catching and carrying of a spherical ball. The solution was to play one game under each set of rules. Harvard won the “Boston” game, while the Rugby result was a 0-0 tie. Nevertheless, Harvard apparently liked the McGill style and adopted similar rules, so that encounter with McGill may have been the origin of American Football as it known today.