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January 21, 2003 7:31 AM   Subscribe

mmm, new soviet-style pancakes.
posted by luser to Etiquette/Policy at 7:31 AM (16 comments total)

in soviet union, point would be making YOU.
posted by quonsar at 7:47 AM on January 21, 2003


"IN SOVIET RUSSIA" is to memes what scabies is to skin, if scabies had a strong odor and made a screeching noise.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:02 AM on January 21, 2003


Something Awful needs to figure out a better containment system for their memes.

The goons carry them everywhere like a virus, if a virus was like scabies, and scabies had a strong odor and made a screeching noise.
posted by malphigian at 9:10 AM on January 21, 2003


What are you saying luser? The links, linked nothing for me...whosh! as it went over my head.
posted by thomcatspike at 10:08 AM on January 21, 2003


Great, more pointless noise. I removed the references.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:17 AM on January 21, 2003


Is Yakov Smirnoff hot again? I use the word again very, very loosely. Actually, I use the word hot very, very loosely also.
posted by iconomy at 10:21 AM on January 21, 2003


Science does not know how many levels of irony it would take to bring back the Bard of Branson. Our best guess is, many, many more than humans are capable of processing.
posted by luser at 10:55 AM on January 21, 2003


I'm still waiting for Balki Bartokamus to come back so I can use my "Get out of the city!" quip.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:19 AM on January 21, 2003


I hate to even say it, but dire circumstances demand dire measures.

I refer of course to the well-known and heavily documented fact, highlighted repeatedly in recent speeches and writings by both Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore, and so well-linked by both blogs and commercial news sources that its truth can be disputed only by the most utterly rabid SUV-driving Freeper that, in point of fact, in Soviet Russia references remove mathowie.
posted by rusty at 11:26 AM on January 21, 2003


I'm still waiting for Balki Bartokamus to come back...

He's back, but with a brogue. Good play, but be warned--it is much more "serious" and somewhat less raucous than it is billed (people expecting Pinchot to do an Irish "Perfect Strangers" are disappointed).
posted by Shane at 1:16 PM on January 21, 2003


I'm sorry to say, I was acting badly...I used a Yakov Smirnov inspired quip on irc.metafilter
& should've quit while I was ahead.

The "X to Y/Y to X" nature of chiasmus got the worst of me.

I was acting badly, if I say, but I've learned an important lesson.

posted by Smart Dalek at 1:42 PM on January 21, 2003


What are you saying luser? The links, linked nothing for me...whosh! as it went over my head.

Me too, TCS. I haven't the slightest idea what these folks are talking about.
posted by timeistight at 1:44 PM on January 21, 2003


What are you saying luser? The links, linked nothing for me...whosh! as it went over my head.

Me too, TCS. I haven't the slightest idea what these folks are talking about.


timeistight and thomcatspike are the luckiest goddamn humans on the web.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:47 PM on January 21, 2003


Is Yakov Smirnoff hot again?

Posters have been doing the "In Soviet Russia..." bit over at Fark, Something Awful, et al, for about a year. Kinda funny at first. Some were very clever.

And then...
posted by dhoyt at 3:29 PM on January 21, 2003


Thank you, PinkStainlessTail, you made my day really...cheers to you too, timesight.
posted by thomcatspike at 3:48 PM on January 21, 2003


err ..time is tight...just call me thomcat's pike...per kafkaesque
posted by thomcatspike at 3:55 PM on January 21, 2003


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