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106 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Oct 2002 at 10:25 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-10-25 10:29:17 PM  
And get hit by bulls?
2002-10-25 10:33:43 PM  
2002-10-25 10:58:24 PM  
What's the Russian word for "Engrish?"
2002-10-25 11:03:44 PM  
Nobody wet themselves in me, Eeek.
2002-10-25 11:04:32 PM  
Oh, dammit! I take that back... *sigh*
2002-10-25 11:06:50 PM  
I've been wondering why the Russian army hasn't just raided the theatre yet. Sure, there would be lots of fatalities, but it would provide a great excuse for yet another memorial in Moscow for grieving babushkas to cry over... They like that, in Moscow. They have the best memorials to tragedy ever. They also have a statue of a man that, when viewed from the correct angle, looks like he's holding his dick to pee in the snow.
2002-10-25 11:07:27 PM  
They also have a statue of a man that, when viewed from the correct angle, looks like he's holding his dick to pee in the snow.

I'm already getting misty-eyed. Heheh.
2002-10-25 11:10:10 PM  
DrRatchet Nice of you to share your kinds thoughts and sympathy for the hostages. Would you say the same if it the situation was in L.A.?
2002-10-25 11:11:08 PM  
This must make more sense in Russian. Somebody please tell me that it makes more sense in Russian.
2002-10-25 11:13:09 PM  
321keyturn No, really it doesn't make much more sense.
2002-10-25 11:14:25 PM  
Damn if I know if it makes more sense in Russian. Stalin could have handled this mess. Of course, under Stalin, this would not have happened. Under Stalin, all the Chechens would now be living on the Pacific coast of East Siberia, learning how to make igloos from the Eskimos. See, even mass-mudering megalomaniac asshats have their uses.
2002-10-25 11:17:03 PM  
Akachibi That is a good one.
2002-10-25 11:21:44 PM  
Eat More Possum: Would you say the same if it the situation was in L.A.?

If the situation was in LA, I would still be wondering why the Russian Army had not raided the theatre. Or better still, some competent (I hope) US hostage rescue team.

Oh dear, I'm afraid you took me seriously. And on Fark, no less.

The traditional thinking in hostage situations is to not force the issue, but to talk the kidnappers out.

However, these are not kidnappers holding hostages in order to make good their escape. These are terrorists willing (hoping?) to die, along with their hostages. Different scene.

Actually, the terrorists have released some hostages so far, so the waiting has paid off. At some point, the trickle of hostages will cease, and there will be no more reason to wait.

However, if it was in LA, and there were many deaths, we would never be able to appreciate the memorial in anything like the depth that Russians appreciate there memorials. Until you see it first hand, you have no idea of the depth and breadth of suffering that the Russian people can experience, and have experienced in the past. Think "WW2" or Napoleon or "Stalinist Purge" or "Lance Bass in Space." No one on the planet can suffer like a Russian.
2002-10-25 11:24:20 PM  
DrRatchet I did take you seriously. Sorry.

I think I can understand what you mean by the 'depth and breadth of suffering'. I've been there two dozen times and my wife is Russian.
2002-10-25 11:28:04 PM  
'salright. Yep, Struggle and Suffering. That's what it's all about, man.

And Vodka.

... and really good smoked fish. Gotta have the fish.

Ever been to one of those bars where they give you Vodka and a big, hard chunk of dried fish? You pound the fish on the table to soften up an edge, take a swallow of Vodka, than gnaw some on the fish... It's great. Very blue-collar.
2002-10-25 11:33:54 PM  
That dried fish will gag a maggot. I know that kind of bar. You dont leave sober.
2002-10-25 11:35:42 PM  
Ratchet You sound like you have some familiarity with the country. How often you get there?
2002-10-25 11:46:52 PM  
Only once, but with some Russian co-workers of mine. I went hoping to come away with a deeper understanding of the culture, leading to an deeper understanding of my friends and co-workers and a better working relationship (and closer friendship.) But we just drank every night, all night. And as I went in winter, the Moscow night was close to 20 hours long.

(I actually did learn alot. I'm planning on returning this spring.)
2002-10-25 11:48:22 PM  
Is this site farked or is it my computer?
2002-10-25 11:56:14 PM  
I know that kind of bar. You dont leave sober.

Is there any kind of bar in Russia where you leave sober?

BTW my favorate memory for Moscow was bribing a cop 5 rubles/hour for him to let us park on the sidewalk. That just ruled.
2002-10-26 12:34:15 AM  
Hey, I got what I asked for... Russian Forces Control Theater
2002-10-26 04:46:15 AM  
This only proves that journalists the world over are... dare I say it?... chapeaux du derrierres.

The idiot was merely filling space, saying absolutely nothing.
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