Wednesday, February 22, 2017

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor!


Another fine consumer product in the people's paradise. Estée Lauderovna, now available in all the fashionable new hues for 1975 - dun, dung, dim, dank, and mauve.

11 comments:

  1. If anyone got thru the iron curtain, Arden would've.
    I mean, a red door; the comrades would've loved it.

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  2. Oh dear god, if your lipstick is sad what chance do you have?

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  3. I just see countless dog penises. Is it me?

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    1. I've thought and I've thought, and there's just no diplomatic answer to this question...

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  4. Soviet era video artifacts are always... puzzling. Fashion, cars, entertainment. It's puzzling.

    But Wendy's put it all in context for us.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CaMUfxVJVQ

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    1. I'm fascinated by it all; a parallel world, isolated and separate in many ways, and yet a kind of funhouse mirror of the West.

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    2. Your original post prompted me to look further on YouTube for material from Russia. This glorious tidbit delights. If only Tevye hadn't been kicked out of Anatevka, he and his family could have had all this.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dFG99vi8OY

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    3. It's a rabbit hole, that's for sure. I'll see your festive pastoral number and raise you, in the form of this paean to a buzzing satellite capital - It's "Song of Dushanbe"!

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  5. Brezhnev's wife was an enthusiastic user of this product. Jx

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    1. Wow. She makes Mrs. Krushchev look like Miss USSR of 1961...

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