Category:
Russia

Never Enough Cats?



"Woman with over 150 cats in one house shows how she feeds them."

My one wish is that this video was in High Definition and showed us all 24 hours of this woman's average day.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 19, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Eccentrics, Collectors, Cats, Russia

Lenin’s Cats

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"Don't trust anyone who doesn't like cats."

Okay.

But does that imply "Trust everyone who likes cats"...?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 24, 2012 - Comments (12)
Category: Historical Figure, Cats, 1910s, 1920s, Russia

Turpo

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A salve made from turpentine? The same stuff you clean your paint brushes with? A wonder drug! And apparently, it cured colds, burns, and so much more!

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You say you wish you could get your hands on some of this miraculous stuff? The Russians still make it! Follow the Amazon links below.



Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 20, 2012 - Comments (15)
Category: Health, Hygiene, Medicine, 1920s, Russia, Diseases

John Graham

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Apparently, the painter John Graham was highly eccentric, both in his personal life and in his art. One fascination he had was with crossed eyes, as seen above.

His self-portrait below shows a certain, ah, uniqueness.

Read more about him in this LIFE magazine article and at this site.

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Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 05, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Surrealism, Eccentrics, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, Russia

Kiev Bridge Climb



Do not try this at home.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 17, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Stupidity, Russia

Russian Criminal Tattoo

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It's a whole 'nother world from the West. Visit here.




Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 08, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Scary Criminals, Books, Russia, Tattoos

Russian Twix Commercial

Twix from Igor Kozhevnikov on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 11, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Candy, Russia

Aleksandr Hrustevich



Classical music on an accordion? Is that allowed?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 11, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Music, Russia

Follies of the Mad Men #116



Airplanes, what airplanes? There were airplanes in this ad?

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 19, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Sexuality, Travel, Transportation, Russia

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