My zodiac iconography stinks, but my French is pretty good
i don't get the gag, but i am perhaps interested in reading this book, which i was JUST NOW reading about due to ganching sitting next to the author in cafe and blogging that fact..kookie...i guess you read her too?x
Ooh, hello longcat! Erm, I was merely pointing out that the young Stalin was evidently quite an attractive fellow. I didn't read ganching's blog, but I *was* just reading the review of the book in the Economist, and was moved to post my own highly incisive and considered review here, as a tribute to the sadly departed Spinsterella, an unparalleled connoisseur of male attractiveness...
Heh, Patroclus rumbled.
Can I just say that Pol Pot makes me moist.
it's about the only picture of him that doesn't make him look like the sociopath he was (and I say that as a communist).I miss Spinsterella.
Oh yeah, definitely. I think that might be Spinsterellas type too.
It's difficult to tell from that picture if he would've been Spinsterella's type, because you can't see any veinage.Hmm ... Osama Bin Laden, *would*. He doesn't really count though.
Spinny - if you're out there, knock once for *would* and twice for *wouldn't*.
Funnily enough I vaguely remember Simon Sebag Montefiore from his college days (*), and he looked and dressed a little like that then. I don't think he ships people off to gulags at the moment, but maybe he's missed his vocation.(*) By appearance, when he debated at the Union. We weren't buddies or anything.
Gosh, Stef, and (as I have noted before) his good lady wife used to be in my Italian class. We weren't buddies either, as I was a scuzzy indie chick at the time, and she was *quite posh*.
Mao was also very attractive to the ladies, also. He would have their families shot and/or forced into a collective farm if they didn't appreciate his charms. Not taking a bath for 27 years and having black teeth must also have helped pull the chicks.
Urrrgh, the use of the 'moist' disturbs me....
Frida Kahlo found Trotsky a hotski.Well, she did in the film, anyway.
Is there going to be a telly adaptation along the lines of Young Indiana Jones? Somehow I imagine Young Stalin would also be a dab hand with the bullwhip.
doesn't do much for me I'm afraid - now Bruno Mussolini and Stanley Baldwin, different story.(Smat btw - Blogger doesn't like me any more)
I nearly spat out my tea when I saw *would*. Good job I wasn't drinking any. Funniest three-word post in the whole wide internets.
He looks quite like Keanu Reeves in that photo.
lol!what Roland said*would* too(relurks)PS: for the record I didn't come up with *would* myself. I stole it from another blogger - quite possibly Swipers.
I've been beaten to the "Trotsky hostski" joke.Why aren't there any female dictators for me to get hot under the collar about?I've looked for young Margaret Thatcher and the verdict is *wouldn't* to the max.
Billy, check out young Benzir Bhutto
Look everyone, Spinny!!I'm not sure that I intended this post to kick off a discussion about fanciable autocrats, but I'm glad it did.Smat: Yes, but A-level History might have been *just slightly* more enjoyable with a few photos like this one interspersed among the interminable filmstrips of the Battleship Potemkin and the storming of the Winter Palace...
was he veiny?(hi spinny!!!!!)
Nooooooo Spinny is gone....why?????and also oooooo I went to college with him. (Simon Sebag Montefiore rather than Stalin)
Blimey - is there anyone reading who *didn't* go to college with Simon Sebag Montefiore, his wife or Stalin?
Down our way in A-level History we were quite attracted to Rasputin, due to a (not actually very) hot drawing of him looking faintly vampiric. We were bored and the Diet of Worms was sadly long gone, so he was our only source of entertainment.
I have never met a single Sebag Montefiore or Stalin. And Billy, GSE is right, Benazir is (probably) a willy-magnet. (GSE, was the you-being-a-communist bit a joke?)
Stalin and Trotsky were the subjects of my sixth-year history dissertation, a course taught by my favourite teacher EVER. He specialised in all things Soviet* -crazy guys, crazy times.* For the record, his cherry vodka tasted like Oraldene.
Is this a variation on the Lights on, lights off game from GW? Spent last summer on the beach on Lake Como playing that game.... Bit of a cheek really, since I'm a not only lights off but a not even if you were the last woman on the planet type.
Sylvia - clearly not the case Missus!
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