[TAG] Ya know, I've changed my mind.
jimregan at o2.ie
Sun Nov 6 20:23:51 MSK 2005
Rick Moen wrote:
> I wrote:
>>Psst: Define Mike's position as "menshevik" on a procedural matter.
>>That's been known to work.
> Just so the joke isn't a private one, the above is a jest about playing
> silly games with word-distortion for polemical reasons. It's a
> reference to Russion reformist/socialist history circa 1903.
'So this Karl Marx, then,' said Bigmac. 'What films was he in?'
Johnny sighed. 'Listen, he wasn't in any films. He was... he led
the Russian Revolution.'
'No he didn't,' said Wobbler. 'He just wrote a book called, oh,
something like _It's About Time There Was a Revolution_, and the
Russians just followed the instructions. The actual leaders were
a lot of people with names ending in _ski_.'
'Like Stalin,' said Yo-less.
-- Terry Pratchett, "Johnny and the Dead"
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