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(Washington Post)   We salute you Mr. Wears-no-shirt-on-horseback guy. Vladimir Putin: Real Man of Genius   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 40
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2011-09-27 09:24:15 AM  
Vladimir Putin picked me up at 7:00 p.m. in a black Escalade and regaled me with stories of the Cold War as we sped through an underground tunnel in Moscow. In seemingly no time, we were at his palatial mansion on the Baltic Sea. He prepared me dinner, shirtless. I was so hungry. He had set out dozens of platters. After hours of cooking he emerged with a single plate of tapas: tiny sea scallops, perfectly seared. They must have been some kind of exotic scallop because they were purple. He stared into my eyes. It was getting uncomfortable.

It was then that I noticed there was a wedding taking place out on the beach. When I asked him about it, he said that he allowed weddings on his property to offset the costs of upkeep.
 
2011-09-27 11:08:36 AM  
Oh! Is this another thread where we profess our giant man-crush on VP?!
 
2011-09-27 11:09:49 AM  
If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
why don't you go where fashion sits...
 
2011-09-27 11:09:53 AM  
The sweat from his testicles reportedly cures cancer
 
2011-09-27 11:11:13 AM  
I don't like the guy. Maybe because i'm not russian.
 
2011-09-27 11:11:57 AM  
look at him...now look at you....look at him...look at you....back at him...
 
2011-09-27 11:12:07 AM  

TravisBickle62: The sweat from his testicles reportedly cures cancer


Too bad he doesn't sweat.
 
2011-09-27 11:13:42 AM  
Pooty-Poot knows exactly how to manipulate the Russian Teabagger equivalents into believing he's the male embodiment of Rodina-mat'.
 
2011-09-27 11:13:58 AM  
So, if Khrushchev had worked on his lats and delts, Solschenizyn would have died in the tundra ... that's the lesson of modern Russia?

Or is it this: "Our outrage is pro forma and temporary."
 
2011-09-27 11:14:32 AM  
Our president sneaks cigarettes from his interns and gets biatched at about it from his wife.

Their president kills bears with his bear hands.


/They win.
 
2011-09-27 11:16:40 AM  
Russians and republicans have about the same level of media savvy, that is why those pathetic photo ops work on both groups and you have republicans giving the prime minister of Russia the highest of accolades.
 
2011-09-27 11:17:06 AM  
I'm sick of hearing about this Putin fellow
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-09-27 11:18:46 AM  
I love the Putin thing. It's old-school soviet style mythmaking.
 
2011-09-27 11:19:50 AM  
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I'm on a horse!
 
2011-09-27 11:21:16 AM  

Bruxellensis: Oh! Is this another thread where we profess our giant man-crush on VP?!


Yep. First we hear about how he's not that bad of a guy, then about 60 posts in someone comes in and says we'd all be speaking German if it wasn't for the Russians. As if one is better than the other.
 
2011-09-27 11:22:14 AM  
I don't really care, because I'm not Russian, but could we stop idolizing this guy? He's becoming as ubiquitous and annoying and attention whorish as a Kardashian.
 
2011-09-27 11:22:17 AM  
Anyone remember when those commercials first started, around the summer of 2001? The tagline was "Real American Herooooooo" instead of "Real Men of Geniuuuuuuus"? Then 9/11 happened and that was no longer PC.
 
2011-09-27 11:22:55 AM  
latimesblogs.latimes.com

Putin is a REAL MAN. Not like our Wussy in Chief who is not like the strong, aggressive black men I meet while jogging in the park late at night. If I met Obama in a dark alley, I would NOT feel forced to perform fellatio on him against my will because I am not gay. WTF is that guy's problem?
 
2011-09-27 11:24:52 AM  
FTA: As for the defiant, he kills or imprisons them. But there are no great purges, no Gulag - only carefully chosen, exemplary victims, such as anti-corruption activist Sergei Magnitsky, who died in police custody, or the disobedient billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky, imprisoned on charges Russians regard as black humor

Yeah, this is a man we all want to emulate.
 
2011-09-27 11:25:57 AM  
He is badass. And pretty hot for a head of state. But he's no Obama naked on a unicorn.
 
2011-09-27 11:27:53 AM  
CSB time:

I had a dream a couple weeks back where I was hanging out with Putin.
We were chilling with a pirate, drinking whiskey, and talking politics.
I just remember wondering the entire time when he was going to kill me.

One of the stranger dreams I have had in a while.

/CSB
//I blame Fark for that dream
 
2011-09-27 11:28:45 AM  

fireclown: I love the Putin thing. It's old-school soviet style mythmaking.


The "we better say he's awesome and can do no wrong or we'll never be seen again" style?
 
2011-09-27 11:30:30 AM  
III'm a cult of personality

Neon lights, nobel prize
When the mirror speaks, the reflection lies.


I'm okay with fawning over a more or less benevolent autocrats cult of personality, but Putin isn't a benevolent guy. I just can't man crush on a dude who pretty regularly disappears journalists or has them poisoned with radiation.
 
2011-09-27 11:36:51 AM  
I see "Vlad the Impaler" there and I fear for John "Weeper of the House" Boehner.
 
2011-09-27 11:37:17 AM  
Where's the Putin pics?
 
2011-09-27 11:39:56 AM  

SomGuye: CSB time:

I had a dream a couple weeks back where I was hanging out with Putin.
We were chilling with a pirate, drinking whiskey, and talking politics.
I just remember wondering the entire time when he was going to kill me.

One of the stranger dreams I have had in a while.

/CSB
//I blame Fark for that dream


what was the pirate's stance on the flat tax?
 
2011-09-27 11:47:06 AM  

Headso: SomGuye:

what was the pirate's stance on the flat tax?



"A fair share for the whole crew works for plunder and taxes, if we was to pay taxes."
Sadly, pirates do not give the best macro-economics advice.
 
2011-09-27 12:05:05 PM  
Me: I have a guy I want to set you up with. He's pauncy, over 50, bald, and capable of brutal physical violence for even the most petty of perceived slights. He's in politics now, but he used to be a secret police thug...
Female aquaintence: Don't ever talk to me again you JERK!
Me: It's Vladimir Putin...
Female aquaintence: So, dinner at his place around 6:15...?!

/still does not compute
 
2011-09-27 12:11:10 PM  

Pollexabator: /still does not compute


2.bp.blogspot.com

Well, first you get the money, then you get the power. Not necessarily in that order...then, you get the women.
 
2011-09-27 12:32:05 PM  
I wish he'd hurry up and go to space so we can start making Pootie-Poot Tang jokes.
 
2011-09-27 12:32:14 PM  
Vlad the greate (new window)
 
2011-09-27 12:47:49 PM  
Vladimir Putin

Race car driver
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Adventurer
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Concert Pianist
i.imgur.com

Bike Rider
i.imgur.com

Horse Whisperer
i.imgur.com

Your Best Friend
i.imgur.com
 
2011-09-27 01:08:30 PM  
You forgot assassinator of journalists
 
2011-09-27 01:17:07 PM  

Setion: You forgot assassinator of journalists


And, as of this week, dictator for life.
 
2011-09-27 01:47:40 PM  
I honestly don't care too much about the poisoned journalists or political opponents. I like Putin. I like that he's given some of the swagger back to the Russians. They needed some swagger back after a rough 15-20 years.

Dude's obviously got a great PR team, and he's obviously also got lots of power both up front and behind the scenes. I'd bet he's one of few current heads of state to have killed a man with his bare hands.

All politicians are sneaky duplicitous scumbags in private, even the most virtuous. Putin's got the swagger and balls to do it his way. I respect that. You know where you stand, you screw with him and you get the horns.
 
2011-09-27 03:31:50 PM  
Human rights scumbag.
 
2011-09-27 03:40:38 PM  
Great. Now I have the Putin Song stuck in my head.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gncW1zqMFgs



I apologize in advance.
 
2011-09-27 03:59:28 PM  
And yet, if not for his politics, he displays the kind of tough guy image that the Tea Party people supports and considers necessary for the US president to have.
 
2011-09-27 08:26:05 PM  

SomeoneDumb: And yet, if not for his politics, he displays the kind of tough guy image that the Tea Party people supports and considers necessary for the US president to have.


The Tea Party people support Daleks and have a secret plan to eliminate the Eskimos Inuit. They will do this through forced conscription and mass conversions to ultra-christianity.
It's because they're all racist, bible-bashing, anti-prophylactic, gun-lovin', anglophile Israelophile, anti-semitic, meth heads.

Won't somebody stop them? Think of the New York Times Obama Fabian Society children.
 
2011-09-28 01:10:22 AM  
Daleks? I thought they supported a Dalek-Cyberman coalition of the willing.

/Poland not included. Too Europeany.
 
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