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2022-04-29 5:45:26 AM  
I didn't understand what a behemoth Russia unleashed at the time, but I do remember thinking on day one that Russia had already lost.
 
2022-04-29 7:39:48 AM  

valenumr: I didn't understand what a behemoth Russia unleashed at the time, but I do remember thinking on day one that Russia had already lost.


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2022-04-29 7:42:06 AM  
Go ahead.  Make him a martyr.
 
2022-04-29 7:45:34 AM  
Sure, assassins are scary, but has he ever had to deal with dangerous tomatoes?
 
2022-04-29 7:48:49 AM  
The hero we need, but don't deserve.

/🇺🇦
 
2022-04-29 7:49:11 AM  
Failure to secure the airport was the first event that foretold of the many setbacks to come
 
2022-04-29 7:50:02 AM  

Snapper Carr: Go ahead.  Make him a martyr.


I'd kind of prefer they didn't.
 
2022-04-29 7:50:59 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Sure, assassins are scary, but has he ever had to deal with dangerous tomatoes?


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Trailer
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2022-04-29 7:51:33 AM  
I'm not sure it would matter any more.  Kill Zelensky now and the Ukrainians would put up huge bronze statues of him around Ukraine.

Then melt them down the next day for the copper to make more shaped charges to kill orcs
 
2022-04-29 7:52:07 AM  
Leave it to a comedian to make a laughingstock of a superpower.
 
2022-04-29 7:55:17 AM  
I really wish the leader of my country was 1/2 as good. Instead he stands on tv showing battle plans and every one laughs at him.
 
2022-04-29 7:57:32 AM  
That's a great article btw, they basically held off Russian troops with his administrative staff and one guy who had ever fired a gun before.
 
2022-04-29 8:00:16 AM  

valenumr: I didn't understand what a behemoth Russia unleashed at the time, but I do remember thinking on day one that Russia had already lost.


It took me a little longer than that.  I think it took me about a week to start thinking that even if Russia takes the capital and installs a puppet, they're still not going to win.  It wasn't until the 40 km convoy appeared when I realized that they're never going to take Kyiv.
 
2022-04-29 8:05:46 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: I'm not sure it would matter any more.  Kill Zelensky now and the Ukrainians would put up huge bronze statues of him around Ukraine.

Then melt them down the next day for the copper to make more shaped charges to kill orcs


I think it was about day 3 when I suggested sending the copper discs for EFPs to Ukraine. The ones we confiscated from the Iranian smugglers & Quds wankers bringing them into Iraq.
 
2022-04-29 8:05:56 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Sure, assassins are scary, but has he ever had to deal with dangerous tomatoes?


TFG is scared of getting killed by a pineapple

/and stairs
//he really is a pussy
 
2022-04-29 8:08:38 AM  
"Three Russian Paratroopers walk into a Ukranian bar in Kyiv"
One asks the Bartender, Hey, do you know where we can find your President, Ze... *BANG*
*BANG* *BANG*

Bartender says "Drinks are on these guys!"
 
2022-04-29 8:14:59 AM  
-sniff-sniff-

This thread has the aroma of hubris.
 
2022-04-29 8:16:54 AM  

discoballer: Leave it to a comedian to make a laughingstock of a superpower.


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2022-04-29 8:17:07 AM  

discoballer: Leave it to a comedian to make a laughingstock of a superpower.


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2022-04-29 8:17:41 AM  

2wolves: -sniff-sniff-

This thread has the aroma of hubris.


Now it smells like horsesh*t... 🤔
 
2022-04-29 8:18:08 AM  
Putin will fail to take Ukraine. Even if, by some opposite-of-miracle, he takes Ukraine, he will never really "take" Ukraine. Sanctions agai st Russia will continue for as long as Putin remains in power (read: alive).

Putin's also fighting a war against Russia's possible future as a democracy. Putin was KGB (and when the USSR fell apart, he was GRU). He believes what the KGB taught him: democracy is evil, and must be destroyed, and that doing so is the effort of decades, if not centuries.

Putin hates the United States, and wants to destroy it. He wants this to become a war against the U.S.
But the idea that, after he is gone, Russia might become a democracy itself?
He's fighting this war against *that* too.
Or at least trying.

Alexi Nevalny may still be alive (Putin didn't want to make him a martyr).
If he is, he is hope for Russia's future to become everything Putin doesn't want it to.
 
2022-04-29 8:18:14 AM  

The Exit Stencilist: Ker_Thwap: Sure, assassins are scary, but has he ever had to deal with dangerous tomatoes?

[YouTube video: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Trailer]


I liked the second one better, it starred George Clooney!

Product Placement
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/"Hey Chad, how 'bout a Crest?!"
 
2022-04-29 8:19:56 AM  
Sometimes your brilliant idea comes with unintended consequences.  Let's replace 'moths,' with Javelins and see what happens...

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2022-04-29 8:20:33 AM  

The Exit Stencilist: Ker_Thwap: Sure, assassins are scary, but has he ever had to deal with dangerous tomatoes?

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That was fun, but the sequel was...well, just as bad.


Return of the Killer Tomatoes - Trailer
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/yuppie pervert
 
2022-04-29 8:22:10 AM  
Trump-Godwined already. It crept in early, and went full redacted in less than 20.
 
2022-04-29 8:23:38 AM  
That must be one hell of a country you Ukrainians come from!!
 
2022-04-29 8:23:40 AM  

thealgorerhythm: discoballer: Leave it to a comedian to make a laughingstock of a superpower.

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2022-04-29 8:56:56 AM  
Surprised nobody has posted a Brian Blessed meme yet?

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2022-04-29 9:14:29 AM  
"Oh well, who wants to live forever? DIVE!!!" Hawkmen Battle - Flash Gordon | High-Def Digest
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2022-04-29 9:23:16 AM  

Madeup Farkname: Alexi Nevalny may still be alive (Putin didn't want to make him a martyr).
If he is, he is hope for Russia's future to become everything Putin doesn't want it to.


No.  Navalny, while not an outright maniacal wannabe dictator, is still a hardcore Russian nationalist.  It needs to be WAY more moderate than him.
 
2022-04-29 9:40:03 AM  

The Envoy: Madeup Farkname: Alexi Nevalny may still be alive (Putin didn't want to make him a martyr).
If he is, he is hope for Russia's future to become everything Putin doesn't want it to.

No.  Navalny, while not an outright maniacal wannabe dictator, is still a hardcore Russian nationalist.  It needs to be WAY more moderate than him.


Well, you're right about Navalny, I won't disagree there. But the perfect is the enemy of the good.
Given the state Russia's in now, I'll hope for whatever baby steps we can get.
 
2022-04-29 10:28:09 AM  
Had that happened, Russia would have steam-rolled all over Ukraine by now.
 
2022-04-29 10:36:08 AM  
Brian Blessed is a treasure (NSFW)
Brian Blessed Swearing Compilation
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2022-04-29 11:02:37 AM  
Dad isn't a patient man.  He'll play him even if Zelenskiy isn't dead.
 
2022-04-29 11:21:41 AM  
I don't get the Brian Blessed reference.  Can someone please clue me in?
 
2022-04-29 11:42:33 AM  
FTFA:
At that moment Zelenskiy said he became truly aware of his role in the war. "You understand that they're watching," he told the magazine. "You're a symbol. You need to act the way the head of state must act."

And that's how you rise to greatness.
 
2022-04-29 11:44:36 AM  
That quote as a meme:

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2022-04-29 12:02:25 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: FTFA:
At that moment Zelenskiy said he became truly aware of his role in the war. "You understand that they're watching," he told the magazine. "You're a symbol. You need to act the way the head of state must act."

And that's how you rise to greatness.


It's been thrust upon him.
 
2022-04-29 12:04:06 PM  

Ker_Thwap: That's a great article btw, they basically held off Russian troops with his administrative staff and one guy who had ever fired a gun before.


FTFA: "It was an absolute madhouse," Arestovych told Time. "Automatics for everyone."

In Ukraine, a madhouse.  In Idaho? One kicking Saturday night.
 
2022-04-29 12:04:55 PM  

Madeup Farkname: But the perfect is the enemy of the good.


Don't say that.  You'll summon the snackpack.
 
2022-04-29 12:07:07 PM  

vsavatar: I don't get the Brian Blessed reference.  Can someone please clue me in?


It's a meme from a scene in "Flash Gordon".

Prince Vultan is surprised that Flash survived an attack by Ming the Merciless

Gordon's Alive?
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The daily Fark thread provides an update that Zelenskyy is still alive, usually from Farker Visual Howlaround Title Sequence.
 
2022-04-29 12:07:48 PM  

thealgorerhythm: discoballer: Leave it to a comedian to make a laughingstock of a superpower.

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2022-04-29 12:13:29 PM  

Muta: valenumr: I didn't understand what a behemoth Russia unleashed at the time, but I do remember thinking on day one that Russia had already lost.

It took me a little longer than that.  I think it took me about a week to start thinking that even if Russia takes the capital and installs a puppet, they're still not going to win.  It wasn't until the 40 km convoy appeared when I realized that they're never going to take Kyiv.


I didn't mean lost like "getting their asses kicked" lost, but more like lost geopolitically. The former part is an awesome bonus.
 
2022-04-29 11:03:46 PM  

Parthenogenetic: vsavatar: I don't get the Brian Blessed reference.  Can someone please clue me in?

It's a meme from a scene in "Flash Gordon".

Prince Vultan is surprised that Flash survived an attack by Ming the Merciless

[YouTube video: Gordon's Alive?]

The daily Fark thread provides an update that Zelenskyy is still alive, usually from Farker Visual Howlaround Title Sequence.


Good explanation! Thanks!
 
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