Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Stalin as Repo Man.

A Ukrainian heating company has put up posters of Stalin around the city of Donetsk to strongly encourage citizens to pay their past-due bills. "It was the nearest we could get to intimidating people without sending round the heavy mob," said Alexandra Semchenko, deputy director of the state-owned Donetsk Heating Company. Risking limbs and life, a copyranter operative from the area has obtained an image of one of the posters (right). Pasting the copy into my always-accurate free translator reveals this: "Pay your heating bills on time Comrades, or your current leaders will purge this bourgeois burg fasting than you can say 'Yakov Smirnoff!'"
(via ananova)
previously in ananova finds:
1. The most brilliant-est tourism marketing move EVER!
2. The world's worst sound ID'ed.
3. 2006 Darwin Award winners.
4. Colonel Gaddafi wants his CokeĀ® money.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the good old days.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my russian-minor skills are pretty rusty, but it definitely says something about germans in there

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It says:

Onward, to the destruction (bombing) of the German invaders and their banishment from the borders of our homeland!

If that won't get you to pay your bills, nothing will.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For decades Russia sold natural gas to the Ukraine at a highly subsidized disocunt rate.

That endeed with the country's Orange revolution. (Remember the bizarre face-changing poisoning of President Yuschenko?)

Now Kiev residents are paying multiples more to heat their homes.

The Uncle Joe ad plays differently in that light.

7:52 AM  

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