Thursday, May 1, 2008

приветствия, камрады!


















Happy May Day, fellow pinkos. I was planning on filling the proletariat afternoon with glorious work, tilling the gardens of the collective after this interminably long parade finished up sometime after the next five-year plan, but a goddamn SAM ran over my goddamn foot.

21 comments:

Anita said...

no excuses accepted here in the collective, randal. get out that hammer and sickle comrade and get thee to the fields!

Spartacus said...

Everything you do -- even getting hurt -- must be for the good of the collective. Any complaining on your part will require re-education.

Randal Graves said...

Comrades, I apologize. I was tricked by an old analog copy of a piece of Western pro-capitalist propaganda. There was much dancing and rebellion against groupthink. I shall plant an entire field of beets to atone for my crime against the state.

F.O.T. said...

After the parade, don't forget to put beads in your hair and naked May Pole dancing with ribbons.

Dean Wormer said...

In celebration of May Day I'm going to watch my favorite Chekov episode of Star Trek.

You know; the one with the space hippies where Chekov's in love.

FranIAm said...

Ah, I see you are better off Red than Dead.

I grew up with so much of the opposite rhetoric that I completely ignored the information!

dguzman said...

Das vadanya, citizen. Please to squeeze potatoes for vodka after finished with beet field planting.
Будем здоровы!

F.O.T. said...

Также будьте хороши к русским. Вы не знаете, кто мог травмировать Вас.

There is little you know about me grasshopper.

Randal Graves said...

fot, that's right, it's also one of the naked hippie holidays. God Bless Those Pagans.

dean, that's the one with the burning flowers, right?

fran, oh, don't worry, I got my share of indoctrination. Nothing beats doing not a tornado drill in grade school, but a nuclear attack drill.

dguzman, a vodka a day helps keep the political commissar away!

fot, c'est évident ! Sans la traduction de Babel Fish, je ne pourrai jamais savoir ce que vous avez dit ! Mais, ne vous inquiétez pas, car je suis toujours gentil à tous !

TomCat said...

Da, Tovarich!

b said...

Happy May Day. After LBR's post today, I feel kind of odd about wishing someone happy phallus day. Hmph. Yet, I just did. Ah, I'm in pinko territory for sure! :)

Dean Wormer said...

randal-

Yep- acid grass. Hippies called government squares like Captain Kirk "Herbert" and their leader had ears made out of brass knuckles.

Tom Harper said...

Oh boy, Mayday AND Mission Accomplished Day! Two holidays in one. It doesn't get any better than this.

Mauigirl said...

Happy May Day Randal!

Your post was a perfect tribute to this day! For a 72-second post it fit a lot into it!!!

susan said...

Here's some happy news to chher up your May Day. Doesn't that also mean "HELP!!"

Utah Savage said...

Just before they hit me with the paddles today, the nurse said, "Hooray, hooray, the first of May, outside sex starts today!" then she looked out the window at the snow blowing sideways and say, "Never mind."

You're so fine Randal. Bu you''re also a lying little fuck--you are not old enough to remember Duck and Cover. Ah, those were the days.

Christopher said...

I like the character, May Day, in the James Bond movie.

She's such a drag queen!

Randal Graves said...

tomcat, I always knew you were a pinko.

b, this day has so many holidays associated with it, what's one more, especially that one, since there isn't enough testosterone in the world, huh. ;-)

dean, oh yeah! I really need to get those on DVD since they never show reruns anymore, even on G4 (unless I'm just not paying attention).

tom, *sniff* makes you long for the Cold War, no?

mauigirl, thanks, but I sort of lied. I might have taken a couple of minutes to find a good commie pic. :)

susan, that gives me a happy! The entire nation should take a day off. Then they might hear.

utah, you're still getting snow? Oh, how jealous I am. And I may be a little fuck, but a lying one? Certainly not. This wasn't duck and cover. It was the mid-80s and I was in grade school and we had to mosey on out of the brick schoolhouse to line up against the credit union wall so they could take account of everyone in class.

It struck us as quite odd considering that our exposure to geopolitics was through the monthly Scholastic magazine which did paint Saint Ronnie as one of the anointed and the commies as, well, godless, but kept the OMFGNUCLEARDEATH! to a minimum. I got that from my wingnut dad. "Reagan isn't the greatest thing since sliced bread, he invented sliced bread!"

christopher, oh man, there's a blast from the past. Grace Jones! I wasn't a big fan of the Roger Moore Bonds, but that flick also had Walken. A great villain combo.

Scarlet W. Blue said...

Who is Sam and why is he so effing clumsy?

Randal Graves said...

Too much vodka.

Distributorcap said...

i pine for Nikita Khruschev
now there was a president!

bush tried banging his shoe on the podium the other day

bush, you are no nikita