Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Regarding Obama

… and how some foreign powers will react to him, see (warning: normal Russian lexicon present) “Four illustrations of how a new idea strikes a person unprepared for it” by Daniil Kharms. Analogy suggested by one of Arbat’s readers.

Also, I am not sure if it’s assur to display images of idolatry (even parody on them), so I’ll just link to this one (but be warned).

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Kharms used to say: “My telephon number is rather simple: 32‒08. Very easy to remember: thirty-two teeth, eight fingers.”
— Sergei Dovlatov, Solo on Underwood

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